Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Court by Cat Patrick

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: October 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Self published
Synopsis: For more than 400 years, a secret monarchy has survived and thrived within the borders of the US, hiding in plain sight as the state known as Wyoming. But when the king is shot and his seventeen-year-old son, Haakon McHale, is told he will take the throne, becoming the eleventh ruler of the Kingdom of Eurus, the community that's survived for centuries is pushed to the limit. Told through four perspectives, Court transplants us to a world that looks like ours, but isn't. Gwendolyn Rose, daughter of the Duke of Coal, is grudgingly betrothed to Haakon -- and just wants a way out. Alexander Oxendine, son of the Duke of Wind and Haakon's lifelong best friend, already grapples with external struggles when he's assigned to guard Haakon after the king dies. And commoner Mary Doyle finds whispers in the woods that may solve -- or destroy -- everything, depending on your bloodline. 

Money. Love. Power. Community. What's your motivation?

What I Thought:

My head is still spinning.  This book...WOW.  My emotions are all over the place.  I'm stunned by the events that took place in this book and how I reacted to it.  I'm beyond impressed with the concept of having a kingdom hidden in plain sight, and I HAVE to know when the sequel will be out.  I'm almost kicking myself for reading this book so close to it's publication day.  HOW WILL I BEAR THE WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL?  The only thing worse than waiting would be finding out there is no sequel.  That would be devastating!

I'm going to try to put words together and form coherent thoughts so I can share what this book has done to me.  I think now would be the perfect time to start using gifs, because in all honesty, besides tell you this book is amazeballs, there isn't much that's going to make sense.  You HAVE to read this book.  I think the biggest testimonial is that I rarely read fantasy or dystopian novels.  Rarely.  So rare, I can think of only one fantasy and one dystopian title off the top my sleep deprived head, for a grand total of two books.

Cat Patrick certainly has a knack for writing amazing characters. The story is told from four points of view and it was astonishing to see how tied together they all were.  I was surprised by how my thoughts on characters changed as I continued to read.  There were characters I initially liked that I almost despised by the end of the book, and others whom I wasn't so sure about, but whom I loved by the time I turned the last page.  I read this book without stopping once.  I just couldn't put it down.    

I'm beginning to wonder how it is I'm only discovering Cat Patrick now; she's written five books including this one.  However I'm so glad I have. It's opened my eyes to a whole genre of books I've been missing out on and to say I'm ready for the sequel is an understatement.  I'm so ready to have my mind messed with again!

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About the Author
Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens. Her debut novel, FORGOTTEN (available now), is about a girl who can remember the future instead of the past, and was praised by NYT bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, as a "mindbending," one-sitting read. The book is being translated into 21 languages and Paramount bought the movie rights, with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld attached to star as the main character, London Lane. 

Patrick's second (unrelated) novel, REVIVED, is about a girl who's part of a secret government program to test a drug that brings people back from the dead. REVIVED will be available in the US May 2012, and in the UK and Australia Summer 2012. 

Patrick lives near Seattle with her husband and twin 3-year-olds, and is afraid of zombies, planes, and zombies on planes. 

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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