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Kingdom – Rachel Wollaston

Title: Kingdom
Author: Rachel Wollaston
Published by: Rachel E. Wollaston

Publication date: 2016
Pages: 309
Genres: Fantasy; Romance
Format: E-Book, Kindle
Source: Review Copy

10/10

 

Kingdom

 

Imaginations are just that: imaginations.

Or are they?

Pepper Fairfield is a high spirited young woman with an incredible imagination. When she accepts a job as a nanny at Calthorpe Manor, she finds that she has let herself in for a lot more than she expected. With mysterious disappearing doors, magical colour-changing bunnies and a couple of sassy sylphs, this house is nothing like what she’d anticipated. Is it haunted? Or is it something even more?

 

In a whirlwind of events, Pepper finds herself fighting against impossible odds, not only for her life, but for the safety of humankind. What this land needs is a hero, but how do you convince a hero who’s sure he’s anything but? If one thing is for certain, it’s that, in an existent world of non-existence, anything can happen . . .

 

Wow, is all I can say about this book. When I was offered the chance to review the debut novel of Rachel, I leapt at the chance, enthralled by the captivating synopsis I was provided with. However, when I began this book, I did not realise exactly how much I was going to be taken on a rollercoaster ride. From page 1, I was drawn into the plot and was unable to put the book down for a strong desire to know exactly what was going to happen next.

The characters are very well developed, particularly the characters of Pepper and Therron who are my favourite people in the novel. Pepper is a strong female character who has the perfect mix of selflessness, bravery and sensitivity towards others.

I very rarely give a book 10/10 but I could not fault Kingdom. It alternated between slower sections (which were still interesting) and fast paced action which left me on the edge of my seat, praying for the safety of the characters.

This is a very accomplished first novel and I highly recommend it! I look forward to reading more books by Rachel.

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