{Review} Army of the Winter Court by @AliWinters_

July 15, 2016 Adult, Reviews 0 ★★★★

{Review} Army of the Winter Court by @AliWinters_Army of the Winter Court by Ali winters, skeleton key
Pages: 223
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on June 15, 2016
Series: Skeleton Key
Genres: adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance, shifter
Source: eARC from Author

Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.

The heart and blood of life will give rise to the final army.

Evvie Hewett is human. Or at least she thought she was. An encounter with a handsome stranger turns her world upside down in an impossible way and everything she thought she knew about herself has changed. Her history holds the key, not only to her future, but to the future of the darkest kingdom in existence.

Thrust into the middle of a rivalry between two brothers for the Unseelie throne, she must decide who to trust, and who not to. However, knowing who to trust has never been more difficult when one brother wants her heart, the other, her blood.

She holds the key to the creation of the ultimate army. Threatened at every turn, she must find the truth before she loses her heart, and her life. Can she see past the lies and deception to stay alive, or will she fall victim to an ancient feud?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also in this series: Royal Enchantment, Dark Fae, The Azure Kingdom, Witchmate, Mate of a Dragon Villain, Where Sleeping Dragons Lie, Unlocking Adeline
Adult Review

My ThoughtsArmy of the Winter Court by Ali Winters is part of the Skeleton Key book series. I really love the set up of this series. It is a group of almost 30 authors, each one writing a book featuring a skeleton key that unlocks a secret world. But all of the books are vastly different. Different themes, different age groups and different sub genres. I just love that idea. So whether you like young adult, new adult or adult, you will be able to find a book for you. If you want to know more information about the series you can check out the website dedicated to the books.

Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.

Army of the Winter Court started out a bit different than the previous books that I have read from the Skeleton Key series. Instead of starting out in our world and having the main character discover the key right away, Army of the Winter Court starts out in the Fae kingdom with the two fae courts fighting. It is here that we also learn of a prophecy. And I do love a good prophecy story! The prophecy states that whichever side can find and convince the hafling to join their side, will be the victorious side, and will win the seat of the king. This is immediately a concept that drew me in, and I hadn’t even met the skeleton key holder yet!

Army of the Winter Court pits two guys, brothers no less, against each other for the halfling’s allegiance and affection. I ate the whole thing up. Army of the Winter Court felt like a dark fairy tale, which I guess if you think about it it technically is. I really enjoyed this one from start to finish. I do wish it was a little bit longer because the whole vibe of this story really spoke to me. It was dark and creepy and the twisted romance was just what I was craving. There is a bit of triangle just because of the nature of the prophecy and story, but if you are a fan of darker fantasy this is a great one for you to check out from the series.

And yes, I know all of you want me to pick a side. Which of the brothers did I like more? Aurelian or Nolan. Yes. That is my answer. I’m not sure I even know the answer to that question. They both appealed to me for different, sometimes dark reasons. Plus, I am not going to ruin a thing. (but also, I am confused as to my answer. haha)

A Note about the series: Because I have gotten this question from a few different people, I wanted to point out that the books are not connected at all in the Skeleton Key series. They all feature different characters, different worlds and sometimes even different genres. The common element linking all the books together, is that in each one, the main characters finds a skeleton key that unlocks the door to a different world.




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