Blog Tour: Book Review – Nia by Mella Reese

Suddenly this kneeling, filthy man caused all of my attention to pivot upon him when he grabbed my hand. I was just opening my mouth to warn him that he would surely be killed…no one was allowed to touch me, Princess Nia, without permission. My protesting words were replaced with a swift intake of breath as the soldier produced a strange-looking dagger and drug it lightly over my finger. I stared in wonderment as he gently squeezed my fingertip to produce just one red ball of blood, my blood. Then the man kneeling before me swiped the blood from my finger with his own and plunged it into his mouth. “Your blood is now my blood. Your world is now my world. Your life is now my life,” were the words he chanted…

Nia is the type of book I enjoy reading. Super clean, great characters, interesting storyline…

I thought this book would be completely predictable and was surprised when it was not. Reading the summary I thought I knew from the start where this book was going.  It wasn’t until I had about 20 pages left that I realized it wasn’t going to wrap up how I wanted it to.  I didn’t realize this was the first book in a series.  At least it better be a series because the ending was not what I wanted it to be and this story is not done being told.

I was expecting much more romance than what was in this book.  There were several times I wanted to give Nia a nice slap and say are you blind, wake up and see what is in front of you, but I still found her to be a likable character.

There are a lot of twists and turns in this story which kept it interesting.  My only complaint is a few editing errors and time passing too quickly – weeks, months and even a year passed with no mention of what occurred and I felt like I’d missed something.

I’ll definitely read the sequel because I believe ultimately the story will end up how I want it to by the end of the series.  Garreth is by far my favorite character in the story and I look forward to reading more about him and Nia.

Content: Clean

Source: From author for review as part of a blog tour

Rating: 3.5 – Good Book

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