May 8, 2018

The Traitors Game

The Traitors Game
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Book: The Traitors Game #1
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: February 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.

Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.

My Review: 

There was just something about this book that I couldn’t stand. About 6 chapters in and I still couldn’t get into this book at all. It’s a long backstory about Kestra and then when something finally happens in the book, it still didn’t go anywhere for me.

I think this book could have used way more detail in the beginning about Kestra, without needing so many chapters to explain her back story. The other scenes could have been done much better as well.

I don’t plan on reading these series any further. 

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