Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5 STARS | Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe

Title: Astarte's Wrath
Series: Kythan Guardians #0.5
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Age Group: New Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Historical, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Publisher: Trisha Wolfe
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: March 2nd, 2013
Source: Trisha Wolfe
Events: Book Promotion
Rating: ★★★★★

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he's the son of Cleopatra, and he's human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge - the last pharaoh - while Egypt burns around her.
I absolutely loved Astarte's Wrath. It was equal part thrilling and heartbreaking. There was no way that I couldn't love the characters of Star and Xarion. Their love seems doomed--and in many ways it is--but there is also a hope that is brought forth from their love for each other. I'll admit that I was getting teary toward the end. I just couldn't help it, I loved these characters so much, that my heart broke for them. I loved how seamlessly this prequel flows into the main story of the Kythan Guardians series. I'm really excited to see what happens in Destiny's Fire.

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Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE'S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.

She’s the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.

Disclaimer: This review was originally posted in 2013 to my book blog, A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books.


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