Review: Claimed by Night (The Queen's Consorts, #1)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.
Trapped on an island, Liana’s life has been a boring montage of skipping stones and listening to lectures, waiting for her mother to die. Now the wait is over. The Queen of the Night Court has been assassinated, and the ship has arrived to ferry Liana back to her birthplace and claim her throne. But not everyone at Court wants Liana to rule. To make matters worse, she worries her ancestors haven’t graced her with magic, and an ungraced Queen could never keep her crown. Overwhelmed and filled with self-doubt, Liana finds solace and protection in the arms of four Fae warriors. Charming, devoted, and maddeningly eager to please—it’s clear the males crave more than just royal favor. They want her… and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Can Liana’s warriors help her claim her rightful place as Queen, or will she fall to the denizens of Night?
My rating: 4 stars
Yay, for another fae book! I really enjoyed this book. I like all things fae and it was nice to read a book that put a twist on what we normally read. There were no humans in this book as it was all fae who were mortal and then became immortal at a certain age. I liked that some would have a Grace and some don't when usually all fae have powers. Liana has been living on an isolated island with her handmaiden and seven sisters. She was lonely as a child and had no contact with her parents growing up. She had no contact with anyone other than the people on the island. This story starts right when she is about to leave the island. She meets Alaric who is only the second male she meets after meeting the captain of her guard. It doesn't take long for Liana to make it home and she makes waves right away by replacing the current captain, Ronan and making Alaric the captain of her royal guard. Alaric is tasked with adding sentries and chooses twin Draconian brothers who Liana met when she first got to the castle. The story goes from there with multiple attempts on Liana's life and her growing attraction for her sentries as well as worrying and trying to figure out what Grace she was blessed with. This was a fast but good read.
I enjoyed Liana. She was stubborn, smart, and a fighter. She did what she thought was right and did not worry about what the fae in her court really thought. I hated that she had to deal with so much and is trying to learn on the fly what to do next. I think she is being smart so far in the decisions she's made. I loved Alaric, Kade, Finn, and Tiernan. The twins were fun to read and I loved how their personalities were so different; Kade was outgoing and knew exactly what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it and Finn was the quieter of the two and more of an academic but still had a fire burning in him. Alaric was stoic but when he let himself relax, you could see that there was a lot of passion in him. Tiernan was a surprise but he seems loyal and there's more to learn about him. All of the males brought something different to the table and I liked that contrast.
I cannot wait to read the next book and see what happens next for Liana and her males. I am excited for the second book in this series. Be sure to check out Claimed by Night on Amazon!