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A World Through Sapphire Eyes – Marie Mackay

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Vasons’ steps echoed in the empty throne room. He had stood here before, many times, yet now it felt like a new room.

The Chosen One…is missing.

And Vason is the one that found her, but she wasn’t the one he was seeking. Vason is bound and determined to rescue his sister, who was lost to the Knoxen Slavers.

She felt her mind beginning to crack, seeing grotesque images of her death…

But by discovered the chosen one, Vason’s destiny is forever changed.

And the Chosen One? Let’s just say she’s not too happy about being found.

Whew. So.

Before I get started, I feel like I need to acknowledge what all of the other reviewers are saying – this cover is GORGEOUS! Absolutely stunning.

As for the actual review: There was a lot to love about this book…but I was also thrown a lot.

It’s clear that the author is fully submerged into this world. The level of detail given to the court intricacies, the magic system and world building in general was impressive.

And there was a lot of events that happened throughout that really kept me on my toes.

And the characters of Vasen and Oryx really snagged my attention – and they made for an enjoyable read.

However, there were a few things that drew me out of the book – mostly, the level of complexity.

I think it’s mostly cause the author approached this book was as if we were already familiar with the magic system, character relations, etc. So, it moved really fast, really quickly.

Barren Zone: A place in which all Alpha-Ether particles have been used up…An alpha keeper cannot connect with Nebula in a Barren Zone that no longer contains alpha-ether particles.

There’s a LOT crammed into this book and while I thought I was giving it my full attention, I felt constantly tripped up by the text.

It got overwhelming after a few chapters and I found myself rereading passages just trying to figure out what is happening or what I missed frequently.

Since this book was written as third person, I sometimes lost who was the focus (main character) of the chapter, which contributed to that feeling of being lost.

So, I definitely loved the concept and there were areas that I think needed a bit more development.

Thank you to the author for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Marie Mackay? Buy it here:  Amazon

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