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Review by Suze
Princess Sepora of Serubel has a unique ability, she can forge spectorium. Spectorium provides energy, but it can do much more than that. When Sepora's father discovers he can use it for war Sepora escapes from the kingdom. She doesn't get very far before she's being captured and sold in the kingdom of Theoria. She's being sold to the highest bidder and because of her beauty she ends up in the new king's harem.
Tarik is a young king. His father suddenly passed away because of a terrible illness that is now threatening the kingdom. Tarik must find a cure and he also must prepare for war. Sepora might not tell him who she is exactly, but she gives him useful information and she helps Tarik in every way she can without letting him know about her ability to create spectorium. They get along well, but Tarik is supposed to marry another princess. Will there be a future for them? And will Sepora's father execute the plans that will ruin everything she and Tarik have worked for?
Nemesis is a fascinating story. I loved Sepora and Tarik from the start. They're both smart and kind people who have the best interests of their people at heart. Sepora is brave and strong and she always manages to find a way out of every dire situation. Tarik is a caring man with a great sense of duty. I loved their connection and it was fun to read their dialogue. They are wonderful together and even though they shoulder so many responsibilities they're still a normal boy and girl. Anna Banks cleverly combines both sides of their lives and uses it to strengthen their bond.
Theoria is a beautiful setting and reading about it put a smile on my face. Anna Banks has amazing world building skills. I enjoyed reading about the kingdoms, their different approaches of things and their similarities. The vivid descriptions make everything come to life really well. There's one thing the countries will always have in common and that is that they need energy. I liked the idea of spectorium and what it could do. Nemesis mesmerized me, reading this fantastic fantasy book is an enchanting experience.
About Anna Banks
NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series Of Poseidon (2012), Of Triton (2013), Of Neptune (2014).
Repped by rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency.
I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can’t walk in high heels, but I’m very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.
Shatter Me, Cinder, Linger, Shiver, Forever, Pushing the Limits, Unravel Me,Shadow and Bone, Enclave, Divergent, Candor, Graceling, Fire, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Host, Most of James Patterson, and Janet Evanovich makes me laugh through my nose in an unfeminine sort of way.
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About the Book
Author: Anna Banks
Pub. Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads
*Pre-orders will receive an exclusive Nemesis print and a Nemesis bath bomb.
The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
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One winner will receive a finished copy of Nemesis.