Friday, January 19, 2018

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen - ADVISABLE

Gaughen, A.C.  Reign the Earth, (Elementae, #1), 432 pgs.  Bloomsbury, 2018.  $17.99 

Language: PG-13 (27 swears) Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  

Shalia is to marry Calix even though they come from warring kingdoms.  Shalia wants to be able to love and trust her husband, but Calix tortures and kills Elementae people who Shalia believes are good people.  After Shalia and Calix marry, Shalia hopes that she can help the kingdom grow stronger and that she can protect Elementae, but she isn’t expecting to find hidden power within herself or to care for Calix’s siblings.  

I couldn’t put this book down.  I love Gaughen’s writing and her characters are so easy to like.  I can’t wait for the whole series-I would read it today.  The mature content talks about them on their wedding night and is off page sex.  The violence is upsetting including torture and brutal acts and pushes it to the high school level and advisable instead of essential.  

HS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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