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Book Review: The Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element #1)

29670787Author: Kat Ross
Format: Review Copy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical
Number of Pages: 326
Date Published: March 26 2016


They are the light against the darkness.

The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.

And they use demons to hunt demons….

Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…


I received a review copy of the book from Xpresso Book Tours in part with “Blood of the Prophet”‘s blog tour.

The Midnight Sea is one A++mazing book! I like the plot progression of the book, it is real fast and didn’t took me long to get immersed in the world of “The Midnight Sea”. The writing is fantastic, I liked how the author already have the reader on the palm of her hand the moment you started reading about the story of Nazafareen. The character development is also very well laid out to the readers, there are moments of sympathy and rage over the characters’ every decision though at some point I feel like there is some thing missing, like some connection between the characters. 

The book feels o perfect when you read it post Game of Thrones marathon because of its  n rich historical relativity and political drama. I like the character development of Nazafareen, how she became stronger as the years pass, the side characters have also such interesting back stories that makes you want to know more about them and hear from their point of view.

I also love how ruthless and gruesome the characters and some scenes are. It’s thrilling and exciting. I so recommend you guys to read the book! Also add the fact that its really based on true events back when Greece and Persia are at war. One really comical and remarkable scene in the book is when the so called “Eksander” gave the right pronunciation of his name where he said something like “You Persians always butcher my name.” Hah, I love it!


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