Friday, December 30, 2016

Chosen Fool by Scarlett Dawn ~ Review

Chosen Fool (Forever Evermore, #5)Source: e-ARC provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Chosen Fool (Forever Evermore #5) by Scarlett Dawn

The second saga in the bestselling, Forever Evermore series continues with Chosen Fool, where deception runs deep and Caro’s transitioning life turns even more deadly…

Caroline Jules has received news of a lifetime. She’s going to be Queen to ‘her’ people. Instead of running, as any sane criminal would, she faces the mêlée with all the wits and savvy that her difficult life has honed. With her best friend, Sin, at her side, Caro pushes past the animosity her power inevitably brings, and prepares to rewrite her future.

Until the night Sin leaves, and she is alone.

Now, Caro must face the Royal world and all its intrigues and intricacies by herself. People aren’t always as they appear—and danger lurks behind even the most pleasant face. When a threat not even the Elders can handle puts her new tribe in danger, Caro takes matters into her own hands. Armed with the power of the mysterious spirit Elementals, Caro’s determined to eliminate the evil ransacking the Mysticals. All she needs is time.

But time waits for no fool…and time isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

I am absolutely in love with the Forever Evermore series. It is one of my all-time favorite series, and that fact just keeps getting more and more certain with every installment. Which is funny because every time I start another book in this series, I am SO EXCITED--but also so nervous because what if this book is going to be the book that lets me down? That wouldn't be fun. But that's irrelevant because that has yet to happen and Chosen Fool was AMAZING. In fact, it has taken the place of King Cave as my favorite in the series. Which means a lot, friends, because EZRA.

So the greatest thing about this novel, in my opinion, was the writing. This is for a few reasons. One is the characters, which are written well and I will go more into depth on in a moment. Another is the masterful way the plot is unleashed. I have never read a book that flipped an entire series on its head the way Scarlett Dawn has with this one, particularly in Chosen Fool. Nothing is as it seems and I am so on board until the end to unravel it all.

Then there's the characters, who are incredibly fleshed out and complex. They each have their own individual personalities that they stay true to, and that makes them feel like living, breathing people I wish I could be best friends with. They have struggles and joy and conflicts and I love them all for everything. (That was a very vague character commentary, I know, but it'd take all day to sit here and tell you everything I love about every character specifically--because, yes, they're all that great.)

And I'd be amiss if I didn't discuss the relationships. Man, oh man I LIVE for these relationships. The friendships and the romances and the bonding and the emotions. It's all my absolute favorite and I seriously need more in my life. Truly, it is this aspect of the story that makes the pages fly, leaving me regretting nothing except the fact that now it's over and I have to wait for the next book.

Basically, this whole review in a nutshell is saying that Scarlett Dawn has serious writing skills and I live to read her words. Chosen Fool is a perfect addition to this magnificent series, and if you haven't started reading it yet, I strongly recommend you do. It's paranormal romance at its best, my friends. I adore it beyond words!

5 stars - A perfect addition to a magnificent series!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I've not heard of this series. Thank's for the review!