Title: Divine Merit (Divine #1)
Author: Virginia Cantrell
Published Date: January 26th 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Sometimes you have to stop fighting in order to win.
Trained from birth to become the ruler of the Nephilim and their island sanctuary, Amira is the perfect princess, until her birthright and even her fundamental beliefs are ripped away. She’ll discover perfection and training count for nothing when faced with a ruthless enemy determined to possess her and all she holds dear.
As captain of the Royal Guard, Caeden’s priority is to protect the Royal Family. Sometimes that means protecting the naïve princess from her own desires, even if he is tempted to give in. When a betrayer strikes from within, their sanctuary and very existence are threatened. Caeden must overcome the burning pain of helplessness to defeat this enemy and restore Amira to her rightful place. He will not fail his princess again.
Do they have the fortitude and inner strength needed to regain the kingdom and save their people?
The story starts out as a romance but quickly becomes so much more. As Amira deals with tragedy she has to step into the role of leader sooner than she should. She is forced to create a bond with a monster. From this point on the story is non stop action and angst as Amira, her friends and the Royal Guard fight to defend Nephilim.
What drew me into this story is the characters. We see Amira go from a young lady to a strong leader. Her heart is golden and she will do what she needs to defend and protect here people. The people of the island band together to fight evil. All of the characters play such a pivotal part in the story an each and every one of them will bring out multiple feelings. You will see the evil in some and the good in others. Each one makes a part in bring peace to Nephilim. Ms. Cantrell does a phenomenal job of drawing you into a fantasy world. Her writing creates a place that you can easily imagine.
The ending is not a cliffhanger but does leave an opening for questions that need answered and characters you will hope to see in the future.
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