The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken (arc)

Descending from a great line of female blacksmith’s, all Keeley wanted when she grew up was to follow in her mother’s footsteps but when a prophecy pertaining the coronation of her sister reaches the corners of the kingdom and beyond, it’s the start of a series of events that will put a wrench in Keeleys dreams.

Oh how I’ve missed this world and the writing of G.A. Aiken. She always has these hilariously outrageous and dramatic characters in her books, always making me smile. Aiken writes the most funny dysfunctional but endearing characters and relationships. I love how she has these stereotypical alpha males and turn their worlds upside down by introducing them to strong quirky females, often with some unhinged qualities like problems with rage and/or happy go lucky attitudes. Often with personality traits that should be opposites, making for some weird but funny scenes. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it works like magic. I loved that Aiken centered this story around a big crazy family again, emotions running high and so many strong unique characters. Some more insane than others. The dynamics and plotlines were so much fun to follow, and I can’t wait to read the next installment! As always, this was a fast paced adventure and if you don’t mind some strong verbal abuse with a big dose of humor, this one is for you! Be ready for silly emotional outbursts, screaming and name calling!

Release date: 27 August 2019

Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 4 stars

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