Thursday, April 11, 2024

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of A Dawn of Onyx by Kate Golden

Title: A Dawn of Onyx
Series: The Sacred Stones, #1
Author: Kate Golden
Format: 427 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: December 15, 2022 by Berkley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating:  🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 / 0.5 🌶️
Captured by the king of darkness, she was forced to find the light within.

Arwen Valondale never expected to be the brave one, offering her life to save her brother’s. Now she’s been taken prisoner by the most dangerous kingdom on the continent, and made to use her rare magical abilities to heal the soldiers of the vicious Onyx King.

Arwen knows better than to face the ancient, wicked woods that surround the castle on her own, which means working with a fellow prisoner might be her only path to freedom. Unfortunately, he’s as infuriating as he is cunning—and seems to take twisted pleasure in playing on Arwen’s deepest fears.

But here in Onyx Kingdom, trust is a luxury she can’t afford.

To make it out of enemy territory, she'll have to navigate back-stabbing royals, dark magic, and dangerous beasts. But untold power lies inside Arwen, dormant and waiting for a spark. If she can harness it, she just might be able to escape with her life—and hopefully, her heart.

Crystal's Thoughts:

"I thought...I'd lost you. I could eat. Sleep. Move. ... Shave. ... I did not want to live in a world without you in it."

I really enjoyed this fantasy romance with a slow burn and lots of fun banter. The world building was wonderful and I’m really intrigued with it and the characters. Especially the Onyx King. I’m looking forward to continuing this trilogy! Check out my TikTok page for an in-depth review! 

Tropes to Look For: 

✔️ Enemies to Lovers
✔️Warring Kingdoms
✔️ Magical World & Creatures
✔️ Touch Her and Die / Who Did This to You
✔️ Found Family
✔️ One Horse
✔️ Forced Proximity
✔️ Shadow Daddy

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