|Title||The Goddess’s Choice|
|Release Date:||April 18, 2012|
|ASIN/ISBN:||ASIN: B007VPA9R6, ISBN-10: 1936519127, ISBN-13: 978-1936519125|
|Book Description:||Samantha’s ability enables her to discern a person’s character through their multi-colored aura, and Robrek’s makes him the strongest healer the kingdom has seen in centuries. But their gifts also endanger their lives. Royals scheme to usurp the throne by marrying or killing Samantha, and priests plot to burn Robrek at the stake. Robrek escapes the priests only to be captured by Samantha’s arch-enemy, Duke Argblutal; Argblutal intends to force the princess to marry him by exploiting Robrek’s powers. To save their own lives and stop the realm from sinking into civil war, Robrek and Samantha must consolidate their powers and unite the people behind them.|
|BRT Review Title:||A Fantasy with enough drama to go around|
|BRT Review:||I read the paperback version of this book. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and character driven plots that emerged among the magic. I appreciated the clever way each character’s “abilities” were revealed and the potentially realistic qualities given to them. Instead, they were introduced more as powers acquired at birth or through life changes. Each character was well-developed and it was as easy to hate the bad guys as it was to understand their perspectives in some ways. I was a bit confused at some points in the storyline during specific transitions, but quickly recovered. I found it hard to wrap my mind around how some of the characters intricate names would actually be pronounced, since when I read I like to visualize the book as though it were a movie, which aides in my becoming more invested in them. Perhaps the unique names add to the “Fantasy” aspect of the book for some. Regardless, I enjoyed The Goddess’s Choice from the despicable deeds of the biggest villain Argblutal, down to the romantic drama between Princess Samantha and her suitors. The storyline is definitely a more vivid, in-depth and adult version of “The Princess on The Glass Hill”, but I assure you it is certainly worthy of a sequel on its own. Good review talk! But you be the judge.