Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Golden Cage (A Dance of Dragons 0.5) by Kaitlyn Davis - Blog Tour / Review

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The Golden Cage (A Dance of Dragons #0.5)
 by Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones.
In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him--no one except his daughter. Princess Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with a soldier and it would mean both of their lives if her father ever discovered their affair. But Leena will risk it all to be with the man she loves--her heart, her life, her freedom. And when her brother's birthday celebration takes a dangerous turn, Leena is forced to make a decision that will change the fate of her nation and eventually the world. The Golden Cage is a prequel novella to The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1)--available now!

My Review / Thoughts:
How to write a review on a 51 page book....hmmm...I don't know.  I loved it though.  LOVED it.  I had to go download the first book in the series as soon as I finished.  I must know what happens.

I need to find out what Leena does.  Her father the King is the devil.  The D.E.V.I.L.  I cannot even tell you how much I do not like him.

Leena and her true love are separated and it's heartbreaking.  There has to be more to that story.

I enjoyed this novella, if you cannot tell.  There was quite a bit packed into this little 51 page book.  It was so very sad.  I think of how Kings use to rule, and it breaks my heart.  Why does everything have to be done with such cruelty?  Well, what I love is that Leena is not okay with the way things are.  She wants to fight back.  She wants things to be better.

The people in the kingdom are marked with tattoos depending on their "station" in life.  Leena being a princess is ordained with beautiful ones.  Then there are those who are "lowly" and only have simple tattoos.  Then there are the "slaves" that get their tattoos forcibly removed by the kings men by cutting their skin away and leaving them horribly scarred.  Like I said there is a lot that goes on in this little novella.

I cannot wait to read The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1)

Source:  I received this novella as part of a tour.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

My Rating:
4.5 out of 5 hearts :)

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Author Bio:
Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and
the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy. Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.

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