The Key (True Reign, #1) by Jennifer Anne Davis (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

The Key

Title: The Key (True Reign, #1)

Author:  Jennifer Anne Davis 

Published Date: November 16th 2013

Genre: YA Fantasy


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Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake-this is no fairytale.

His father’s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he’s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?

An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past. All she wants is to be free. What she doesn’t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can’t afford to pay. She’s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else . . . his brother.

Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roving the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.

When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family.

As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom… if she can manage to stay alive long enough.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Adult Situations and Violence. Caution Advised***
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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***

There are three dangerous things concerning this book. 1. You will fall hard for the well-developed characters. Especially Prince Darmik. 2. You will pine for more of Jennifer Anne Davis wondrous wordplay. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST! 3. CLIFFHANGER!

I don’t like cliffhangers and Jennifer stabs you right through your soul when she ends this book. Thank the heavens I waited until the series was concluded to begin even. Good for you guys that I am recommending you read this series and it’s COMPLETE. AND I DO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

If you ever have a book hangover after reading Renee Adieh, Dave Danzel or Sarah J Maas, this is the series you must download. I am a praise singer and even though I have a horrible singing voice, I will do it if you want me to.

In this stunning beginning of The Reign Series, you meet Rema. A niece of a merchant horse trainer who longs for less seclusion and more adventure. Faithful to the adage. Be careful of what you wish for. She loses a lot but gains sparkling nothings in return. Forced into a marriage with the menacing Crown Prince Lennak, who is the older brother of the Prince that holds her heart.

Everything goes wrong before it could even go right. Meaning it just gets worse and worse, but it is worth every beautiful sleepless moment. Who knew that being a princess would be so hard and deadly!

This is an epic YA fantasy that will engross you in a world far away. Don’t hesitate!!

5 stars and a curtsy!! Oh and a tip of my Nerd Girl Hat!!


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  • Yvonne Evans

    Not really my type although I am sure it is a good read.

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