ARC Review: The Guinevere Deception

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)

This book was everything I needed but did not know. This was not the typical King Arthur retelling… this was so much darker. It was full of deception, half truths, and secrets. This was also brilliantly done.

Princess Guinevere has been promised to King Arthur, though she has never met him and he is essentially a stranger to her. Magic has been forbidden in the land of Camelot but Guinevere has a secret… she can do magic. Her bigger secret was that she had been sent by Merlin himself to protect the King and find out who may be out to do him harm. On the path to truth, secrets are revealed, romances develop, and dark magic threatens to rise again. Does Guinevere have what it takes to save her King, Camelot, and herself?

This book read like perfection. White certainly knows how to weave a tale that takes hold of a reader and never let them go. Guinevere’s character felt complex, deeply developed, and flawed – all at the same time. I liked her and felt honored to be able to read her journey. I was completely wrapped up in the mystery that surrounded her character because her true identity – her true name – is a secret. I wanted to know so badly that I could not put the book down! As the story progressed and Guinevere’s character learned more about Merlin’s truths, I was completely consumed.

I knew I was going to struggle with this review… forgive me. I’m trying so hard to not give anything away because I want everyone to read it. The pacing was perfect, the storyline was divine, and everything just worked. I don’t know how much more I can say without giving away key points of the story. This one is tough! Know that I highly recommend and hope everyone picks up a copy when it comes out later this year.

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