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King of Battle and Blood, by Scarlett St. Clair

tanithniev's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

sarnic's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

ametcalf's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

bookswithagemini's review against another edition

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3.0

2.5 stars rounded up. Yes I did read this in one setting and I was thoroughly entertained but it literally felt like a copy/ paste of FBAA??? Like so many of the elements in this made me feel like I was reading FBAA 2.0 ( plus size MC who is good with a knife and is not like the other girlies because she knows how to fight, vampire king/kingdom that’s seen as the “bad guys” only because Isolde was told a biased/wrong history and the vampire kingdom is actually filled with good people and her people are actually not that great of people/ landscape that sprouted question (blood/red) trees, worship of gods/goddesses in different parts of the world). The sex scenes were also alright. They felt very repetitive and towards the end I was like bestie, can we please change it up a bit. Will I read the sequel?? Most likely, but I do have a thing for vamp books (thank u twilight). Hopefully the sequel has some more OG content in it….

taylor_mackenzie's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

I loved this book! This was the perfect mix of a tense fantasy world & an undying romance . The plot twist at the end made my jaw drop!

arolla's review against another edition

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

bc477's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

dame_arcane's review against another edition

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5.0

I find I really enjoy SSC writing. It's what I grew up reading so it feels so familiar. I really enjoyed this world building and how Isolde says and does everything I wished female characters would do when bullied or dismissed. I will say her violent outbursts had me rolling my eyes at time but I forgave those like I did all of Persephone's exclamations in her dialogue in A Touch of Darkness. I love in this story you got zombies, shifters, witches, past life/reincarnation ideas, goddesses, vampires, and other monsters of course. It was all very intriguing. I don't understand those that says there is no plot, there very clearly was one. It's a dark tale that goes in directions people are not used to and I LOVED it. Can't wait for the next one. Oh and the spicy in this one is pretty high.

bellyfedele's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

howse's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0