Book Review: The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

Title – Author: The Storyspinner – Becky Wallace
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Series/Standalone: Series – The Keepers’ Chronicles #1
Format – Source: ARC – Publisher

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything. (via Goodreads)

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I loved this book. LOVED IT. I already want to reread it and I just put it down a week ago.

I loved the world-building so much. There are so many different forces at play in this world and the way they all connect and interact is fascinating. My heart was racing as all the pieces came together. The reader isn’t left in the dark; it was obvious early on who Johanna was. What kept the pages turning was seeing all of the characters come to the realization in different ways.

The story is told from multiple points of view and this works so well. There are so many important characters and I loved having their different voices and thoughts. Every point of view is unique because they all come from different places. Seriously, I loved every single character, even the ones who didn’t get POV chapters.

You know how I was talking about things I like in romances and I forgot about love-hate relationships. This book has the BEST love-hate relationship. I was so into it from the moment Johanna met Rafi. So much banter! So much hatred! So much tension!

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The Storyspinner is a must-read fantasy debut. You’ll be dying for the next book.

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