Happy Monday! Today I have a great treat of a double-header. First up we have Royal Bond by Megan Maldonado. This is am imaginative novel with a paranormal twist. The characters develop beautifully and the story is well-formed. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Be sure to come back again today for the second half of my double-header.
They are forever…
Sydney Field’s life is a rollercoaster on steroids with one constant—Ryan Edwardson.
Best friends since a projectile crayon incident in kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have stuck it out together through thick and thin, pranks and rants, and anything in between.
One kiss changes everything…
As Sydney does her best to sort through her new found feelings for Ryan and mend what she broke in their friendship, the rollercoaster makes a complete one-eighty, unveiling Ryan’s lifelong secrets.
Thrust into a world chalk full of royalty and kingdoms and wielders, Sydney starts to wonder what’s up or down, right or wrong, reality or fantasy.
In a twist of events, Sydney finds herself enveloped in a world she never knew she belonged to. Friends become enemies, strangers become her survival, and love becomes the ultimate price.
Sydney and Ryan have been like Peanut Butter and Jelly. They have been the one constant in each other’s lives. But, after a kiss Sydney finally realizes that her feelings for Ryan are more than just friends. She must figure out a way to turn everything back to the way it was. When she realizes there is much more going on with Ryan and some of her other friends life becomes a lot more complicated then the planned for. The new world she enters is scary and dangerous, but if she has her love then she can over come anything. But what happens when that love comes with an ultimate price?
I really enjoyed Sydney and Ryan’s love story. It drew me in and had me turning the pages faster and faster. Though I loved the love story and the extra paranormal element, Sydney was hard to get used to at first. Her character was very brash and a bit annoying. She develops quite a bit but there are times when you want to pull your hair out with her. I also really enjoyed the friends in her circle. They truly made this story quite well-rounded. For the first book in her series, Megan Maldonado has an excellent world she has built. I look forward to seeing more of it and more of the fantastical characters she has created.