Author: Cayla Kluver
Page Count: 496 pages, Paperback
Date Published: June 28th 2011
Find it on Goodreads: Overnight Sensation
Source: PurchasedRating: 2
I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father's choice of suitor fills her with despair.
When the palace guard captures and intruder a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom's greatest enemy Alera is alarmed and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.
In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won't be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.
Okay, I'm all for descriptive words and a detailed book but I mean... this was too much. I enjoyed the book at the beginning, but eventually it became so tedious and inane that I had to stop reading for a while. There was a lot of repetition of facts and the reader got descriptions of every, single, little thing. I liked that at first, until it became so much that I started to skim the book! I didn't really like Alera that much, either. I found her to be a bit selfish as well as very indecisive. And she just never took ACTION! There were so many times where I just wanted Alera to STEP UP and be adventurous, but she was just constantly sitting in her room, her guards outside and just thinking of change. But not doing anything.
I don't know... It just wasn't the book I was hoping for. It frustrated me, their society, with how...I don't know.... Misogynistic it was. I just get irritated by stuff like that, so eventually I couldn't keep reading. I'd like to say I want to know what happens to the characters, but not really... I didn't become invested in them at all.