Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Pages of the Mind - Jeffe Kennedy

Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human…and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. 

Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. 

Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding of alliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect…

My thoughts:
It's Lucky for Dafne that she is a smart cookie because she sure needs it here, all alone on an island with strange people and a man making bedroom eyes at her.

Dafne is sent an a diplomatic mission to a chain of islands. But all things are not as they seem, and suddenly she is married, or is she? So hard to figure out what people are saying when you do not speak the language. And the people are strange, their king is strange. An Dafne, well I was all go for it woman! She has never loved, this is a great chance, you know a hot king wants you. But she is all, I have a duty to my queen! Silly woman.

And as I said all is not as it seems. There is magic on this island, and mysteries. Ones that can be solved by a librarian. Woot! Librarian powers to the rescue!

As for their dance, it was quite the dance. He wants her, but he also seems to need her..in another way too. She does find him hot (who wouldn't), but this is so so wrong. So they do their little dance, have difficulties understanding each other, grow closer and insert a bit of drama and hot headed idiots and you have your story.

By the way, the next book is Jepp's and Kral's and I can not wait. She has quite the mouth on her, how he could ever rein her in I do not know.

Back to these lovers. I am intrigued by the secrets revealed and can not wait to learn more.
Again, Ursula and A should totally be able to have babies! That still makes me sad, I hope it changes.

And once again back to the book.

Conclusion;
A lovely fantasy romance. 

Cover
Nice

Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: May 31st 2016 by Kensington
The Uncharted Realms #1, The Twelve Kingdoms #4
Fantasy romance
For review


40 comments:

  1. Something seems off about her pose on that cover...

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    1. Maybe that's it - the pose is pretty ridiculous in order to emphasize her bust...

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  2. Your enthusiasm for this series is very contagious! Too bad I'm not much of a fantasy reader. Boo.

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  3. Sounds awesome. I haven't read anything by this author yet.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  4. Need it :D Yay for librarians!

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  5. You know this sounds very readable and I seem to fathom they stay together!?

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    1. Since this is a series, but at the same time this is a stand alone then yes they do

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  6. oh yippee for the power of librarians!! This definitely sounds like a win.

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  7. I have a copy, if I get a wild hair, I might start reading this tomorrow.

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  8. I've been hankering for a fantasy romance lately, something sweet that has both elements in a good balance...maybe I'll check this one out. Love the cover too.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. The cover is very cool :)

      Though be warned, yes it is a new series, but it is also part 4 of a series

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  9. Woot! Gotta love an intelligent heroine. Sounds like these two are quite the pair.

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  10. Ooh exciting! I didn't know whose book was up next! I love that Jeffe had a librarian for her heroine. I adore this series and am waiting for my pre-ordered copy to show up in the mail box!!

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    1. I hope it arrives soon then :D The wait is the worst

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  11. Librarians rule! :) Looking forward to this one. I like that they don't speak the same language makes it all fun.

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    1. It makes it interesting to say the least

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  12. Your review is great
    I just discovered a new author

    www.jbshares.com

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  13. I liked previous books, I'm going to give this one a chance.

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    1. Omg I have not seen ya in aaaaaaaaaaaages

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    2. I know... I haven't been well lately... Long story. :(

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  14. I have yet to try this author.

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  15. Librarians should be the heroes of every story, I think.

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  16. I so loved this book. I loved that she was strong with her mind. We don't get enough women with strong minds in books. So excited for Jepp's story.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Strong minds yay :D It is rare and I like it

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  17. I totally loved this one. I was really worried at first that Daphne would be forced into something, but it was just a swoon-worth romance. haha.

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    1. I was worried too, but that man was such a gentleman :)

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  18. Love bookish characters. Might have to check these out.

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