Some time ago I came across a book on Amazon and my futile and fond-of-covers adoring side spoke louder and I decided to buy it without knowing anything about it.
Shame on me, because I never heard anything about Olivia Wildenstein, but from what I researched she’s an USA today bestselling author and all of her books have really good scores on Goodreads.
The book I’m talking about is the Reckless Cruel Heirs and this is the book #5 in The Lost Clan series.
In the beginning of the book the author delivers some informations about the where, who and when of the story which made me understand a little bit more about the plot (and some background story). So I agree when it says that it can be read as a standalone, but I think it would have been a better experience if I had read the previous book.
After saying that it’s time to introduce you to the fantasy world of futuristic fairies. Yes, I wrote it. I thought I would never put these two words together. They don’t make sense but after reading this book, I think that they can work.
If I had to describe this book in two words, they would be: adverture and romance. These two words are very difficult to balance in a book.
The story takes place in the future, like centuries from now, where we get to know Amara Wood, a super incredibly overpowered special girl. As a daughter of the elite, she finds herself engaged to Remo Farrow, her childwood rival.
Amara is a princess with beloved parents and everything she could ask for, while Remo is a Wood’s guard (with a high ranking position, I must add). His grandfather dreams about power at any cost and his mother (that once was Amara mother’s best friend) now hates the Wood family!
They are total opposites, that can never stand each other’s presence in the same room.
The least they wanted was to get trapped together in any kind of prison. Guess what happens!!!?? Of course the get trapped in a prison.
This is where I take my hat to to author because she really had a great imagination creating the prison. It’s part Jumanji, part Hunger Games, with all the scenery changing.
Os course, all that time together made Amara and Remo realize that they were not what they thought, and there’s a enemy-to-lovers trope (which I love). We get to know why Remo spread the rumors and hates her, while she starts to fall in love with him.
I like this book. There were some parts that in my opinion are not doing anything in there but then the love story is adorable and the mix of adventures and fantasy made want to read more and more. Each chapter is full of intensity and I appreciate than in a book. I do think that the love story was a little rushed, part because there’s so much adventure that at some point I forgot the romance. And I’m not mad about it.
In the end Amara and Remo found their strength (together but also alone) and in the journey they also found love. Btw they are perfect for each other!
I will definitely read the first book of this series. Have you read it? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.