Dust by Sarah Daltry – YA Book Review
Beautiful, seductive writing combined with whirlwind twists that kept me spellbound throughout the book. I was swept further and further in to the story, all the while seamlessly flipping back and forth in time, until the past catches up with the present and we begin to understand where true loyalties and destinies lie.
I adore the three main characters – the princess, assassin and thief – they are so well-developed that they bring to the table their own personal layered history which enhances the believability of the story.
War, greed, death, pride, seduction, betrayal and treason intertwine with powerful magic, courage, destiny, loyalty and love which ultimately provides the reader with a gripping adventure, complex characters and a fantasy world you are going to want to visit time and time again.
Recommended age: 13+
Who makes YOUR choices?
“I was once the type of person who was impressed by starlight; the type of person who would dance beneath glass ceilings and let the world swim in its loveliness. The sky reminds me of the parties we used to throw – parties like the one last night. The memories bring back the trill of harps and endless ripples of satisfied laughter. Now, though, when I try to recall what I felt, all I hear is screaming.”
In a world ravaged by war and oppressive forces of evil, a princess must fight to claim her bloodright and save her people.
When the princess, Alondra, falls for the beautiful, blue eyes of a hooded stranger, it awakens in her a taste for freedom and an escape from her duty.
But her parents have other plans; they have a kingdom to protect and Alondra must marry to ensure the peace between nations. Only what happens when your parents choose a cold-hearted assassin as your betrothed?
As lies, illusions, and long hidden vendettas surface, the princess has to confront a very secret history. One that makes her realize that she not only risks losing her liberty, but also everything she has known and loved. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.