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5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful series
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
This is a wonderful series about two queens and even though the current arc does wrap up nicely I wouldn’t mind seeing another book in this series.
Overall a good story about love and acceptance while fighting evil.
I enjoyed the story. But what I really enjoyed was the fact that someone actually proof read this. I have been reading a lot of ebooks lately and it is obvious the books are NOT being proof read. So, thank you for the story and I hope to hear more from Oona and Kit. Also thank you for the editor/proof reader.
5.0 out of 5 starsDisturbing Visions From The Gods
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2019
···NOT for the homophobic, transphobic, closedminded, or faint of heart!···
This should be a happy time for Oona and Kitlyn. They have Oona's little sister Evie safe and sound to raise as their own. They have their wedding to plan and a Coronation. The War is over and the Kingdom of Evermoor is their ally. But Oona has a foreboding feeling and Kitlyn is still waiting for the other shoe to drop. When the King makes a mysterious late night visit to Oona she is left reeling. Was he really there? A vision? Or worse... A Ghost? He seemed otherworldly and barely present. What does this signify? Was he trying to make amends before he is officially declared apostate? With the Gods so active in their lives nothing can be taken merely at face value! Is the King about to die? Already dead? And what does that fortell for Kitlyn's Reign? Can they just be happy and try to heal the hurts from all the lies and the war? Or are they still needed to fight greater foes? Having the Gods active in your life can be a boon but it is also a heavy burden. Will life ever settle into a normal routine or will they always be called to make huge wrong right in the name of the Gods who, until now, have been silent too long? Can't a girl just get married already?
This is truly a coming of age series where the characters grow and learn by leaps and bounds whenever faced with insurmountable odds. They are heroines definitely worth imitating. Fantasy or not, there are plenty of deal life lessons to be learned within the pages of these books!
*** This series is suitable for young adult through adult readers who enjoy high fantasy fraught with darkness and enlivened by humor, with plenty of romance and adventure along the way :) ***
5.0 out of 5 starsTHE ELDRITCH HEART SEQUEL HAS MORE HEART AND LESS ELDRITCH
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019
Though we share a last name, we are not related. I was given a copy of this book to read it and provide feedback. I am giving this honest review with no promise of any remuneration from the author on my part and no expectation of a positive review on the author’s part. Newly married Queen Kitlyn and Princess Consort Oona don’t have time for a traditional honeymoon. In a land of Magic, the two are off on another adventure to save not only their kingdom but also one that has (Title Alert) “The Cursed Crown.” I have been reading Matt’s books for nearly five years since his first book; the ground-breaking science fiction-paranormal mash-up “Division Zero” was published. Back then, I had plenty of his work to read since in the first year as a published author he produced five novels. Matt has continued to be a prolific author of quality books in multiple genres for diverse audiences. Having written over 50 reviews in four years, I am having a hard time coming up with original words of praise (to ensure the Amazon Bots don’t think it is a template review) for his work. When you read a Matthew S. Cox book, you can be assured it contains a well-scripted, fast-paced storyline; appealing, well-rounded, complex characters; and authentic, interesting dialogue. “The Cursed Crown” has all of this and more. This is the second book in The Eldritch Heart series, yet it holds its own as a stand-alone tome. Matt ensured there was enough reference to the previous book that if the reader had not read “The Eldritch Heart,” they know what occurred but not so much that a quarter of the book is a rehash of previous events. When working with two sixteen-year-old, female lovers the author must skirt the “Kiddie Porn” issues, which Matt does with expert skill. I appreciate that there were no explicit sex scenes in the book. If I want to read pornography, I will pick up an X-rated erotic book, not a Young Adult fantasy, suspense novel.
It had been a while since I read an exciting, fast-paced fantasy adventure. THE CURSED CROWN fulfilled that need for me. The queens are strong willed. They stick to their beliefs. I loved the theme of acceptance.
Overall, a great book for young adults and adults. They are characters to believe in and root for.
This is the second book in the series, and it wrapped things up nicely, but it also felt open to more books. I hope there will be more to come!
5.0 out of 5 starsTOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY AND TIME!
Reviewed in Australia on January 13, 2019
I loved it. Firstly, the book cover art is amazing. Secondly, I bought the book as soon as it was made available ‘cause Oona and Kitlyn are great characters to read about. The fantasy world created by Matthew Coz has been a nice escape and the adventures the young women face together was a thrill to read. If ever there’s a third book, I’d buy it immediately based on the fact I love both the first and second books so much.