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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Made the Grade: Heart of the Dragon's Realm by Karalynn Lee

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 354 KB | Expected Release Date: October 29, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Heart of the Dragon's Realm" by Karalynn Lee

My Book Summary : Princess Kimri's life is about to change forever. Recently her brother, the King of Anagard, made an alliance with another realm by offering her hand in marriage. So now, Kimri is off to King Tathan's, also known as the mountain King, realm to become his bride and the Queen of Helsmont. However, when she first gets to Helsmont Tathan informs her that they will be betrothed for a year to get to know one another and back out if either decides they'd like to, which she finds helps her to fall in love with his kingdom and in time the King too.

As things progress Kimri learns that the war between Anagard and a different realm has gotten worse. So much so, that she decides to take matters into her own hands. Nevertheless, will her decisions to help her brother make Tathan not trust her or will he be able to support her in her time of need?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Respectful, charming, adventurous, and sweet sum up this novel! I enjoyed getting to know the characters, especially everyone living in Helsmont. However, I think I would have enjoyed this novel more if I could have read from Tathan's perspective. Even though I really did like reading about Kimri and Tathan's growing romance. They were very sweet together.

Although, one thing I'm really curious about is what happened to Kimri because of the nick or slice she got on her arm from the sword-dance she was in. The reason I'm stuck on it is that the book acted like something was going to come out of it, at least that's what I thought, but then there was no follow up. I was really hoping that she would change into a dragon or something .... but oh wells. =0/

With all that being said I do recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys sweet light (with a bit of dramatic) romances.

Author's Novel Extras : Author's Notes | Mini Epilogue

Book Teaser(s) :
His expression was uncharacteristically hesitant. “Rendel’s not here yet. Will you come with me? I have something to show you. A sign of spring, despite the snow yesterday.”
Her curiosity leaped up and she fell into step with him. “Where are we going?”
“Outside the city.”
She halted. “Wait a minute.” She dashed to her room. She pulled on her gloves, realized they should be left for last, yanked them off, struggled into an extra overlarge tunic, traded her scarf for a shawl she could drape over her head, found a fur-lined cloak, donned her gloves again and rejoined the mountain-king in the hallway.
He just looked at her.
“I get cold,” she said defensively, voice muffled by the shawl wrapped around her face.
He smiled faintly as they started walking again. ~ within Chapter 5
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Karalynn, then please check out her website.

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