Feb 032011

Queen in Exile

Donna Hatch

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

Published: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-935-217-63-3

FYC FYI- I received a free copy, which did not affect my review.

Jeniah is a princess with a secret, she can do magic. She keeps it to herself because she feels like an outcast in her royal family, and magic brings trouble. Jeniah’s power is a blurring power, she can hide herself anyway she wants. Jeniah doesn’t feel important, just a princess that will be married off at her father’s convenience. Her only enjoyment is riding her duocorn. One afternoon on a ride, she meets her destined chayim (a magical creature with power). They are bounded immediately, now deep down she realizes she is special, if this creature choose her. A knight from a distant country, Kai, on his way to her country, thinks she in trouble, and kills the great beast. The two don’t start off on the right foot, but gradually their relationship grows. Later, Jeniah is promised to the Hanoran prince. This troubles her because of the rumors of the gruesome king, dark magic, and torture. Alas, she accepts her fate. Before she is sent off, her country is invaded. She escapes with Kai, and along their journey, Jeniah discovers things about herself, her magic, and her family that change her destiny.

I LOVED this book. The romantic tension between Kai and Jeniah was awesome. There was so much action and suspense, I couldn’t get enough. I read it so fast because I wanted to see what was happening next, but I didn’t want to finish because then it would be over…

5 stars of out of 5. I would read it again, and have recommend it many friends. It was also nominated for a 2010 Whitney Award.

Donna Hatch has written many books. Find out more about her here. I am also looking forward to reading her others books as well.

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