An epic and sizzling fantasy romance not to be missed.
I loved Powerless by Lauren Roberts. It did feel like a combination of Hunger Games and Red Queen as mentioned in all the reviews I read.
I wasn’t expecting to like it. Apparently, it’s overhyped and categorised as “TikTok made me buy it!” but I hadn’t seen much hype on it until I needed to read the synopsis and I saw a couple of negative reviews, but I still decided to read it and I enjoyed it.
You can easily tell that this was her first book. The editing could have been better plus a couple of grammatical errors here and there that could have been avoided. However, it’s not something I really mind.
When it comes to reading, I’m really here for the storytelling and that’s what this book did. I loved it. I don’t know why I loved it so much, but I do. It also has a bit of similarities to The Selection. These were all books I really loved and would love to read again.
However, I find it hard to reread books so why not just read a similar book to the books I loved if I get to experience it again in some way.
Oh, another book I think is similar to Powerless is the Shatter Me series. I don’t think this book has committed any type of plagiarism. I think it’s just more like inspiration for her vision.
The storytelling is done so well that you don’t mind it at all. Eventually, it tells its own story and that’s what you see.
I think this book is a brilliant piece of writing, imperfect in many ways but it sort of worked, and I’m looking forward to the future installations.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t suffer from the second book syndrome, and probably this is one of those books where the second book is better than the first considering how much I loved the first book.
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
‘Nothing short of epic’ Rosie Talbot, bestselling author of Sixteen Souls
‘A thrilling fantasy with the most delicious slow-burn romance’ M.A. Kuzniar, bestselling author of Midnight in Everwood
‘[A] titillating debut’ Publishers Weekly
‘A masterpiece’ Goodreads Reader Review
‘Everyone needs to read it’ TikTok Review
‘The BEST book I’ve read’ NetGalley Reader Review
‘A sizzling slice of fantasy romance’ Booksellers Review
Fourth Wing meets The Hunger Games in this epic and sizzling fantasy romance not to be missed.
Only the extraordinary belong in the kingdom of Ilya . . . The exceptional. The Elites. The Elites have possessed powers for decades, gifted to them by the Plague, while those born Ordinary are just that, banished from the kingdom and shunned from society.
No one knows this better than Paedyn Gray, an Ordinary posing as an Elite. When she unsuspectingly saves one of Ilya’s princes, Kai Azer, she’s thrown into the Purging Trials, a brutal competition to showcase her ‘Elite’ powers.
If the Trials and the opponents don’t kill her, the prince she’s fighting feelings for will if he discovers what Paedyn really is . . . completely Ordinary.
Be swept away by the first in the smash hit, dagger-to-the-throat romantasy trilogy taking the world by storm. Containing a special sneak peek of the second instalment, Reckless coming in July 2024, which is available for pre-order now!