Title: Detox in Letters
Author: Cheryl Low
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Physical copy from publisher
Detox in Letters is book two in the Crown and Ash series by Cheryl Low. If you haven’t ready book 1, Vanity in Dust, I highly recommend you get started. This series is so delicious and different from other books that I’ve read.
It is set in a completely new fantasy world in which the royal family and wealthy live in the High of the Realm. In the center of the Realm sits the tower where the Queen lives with the city situated in rings around her; the High, Middle, and Low. The wealthy spend their days indulging themselves in a drug called Dust. Everything seems lush and lovely. The wealthy seem like indulgent brats, just doing what they want regardless of anyone’s feelings. However, as the story goes on, you start to see there is darkness beneath the beauty of this world. Not everything is as it seems. What happens when the Dust wears off and the people start to see the cracks in the beautiful veneer laid before them? Vaun Drey Fen is the prince and main character and I love him! He can be ruthless, but man do I ever love a good “grey” area character.
Book 2 picks up a few years after the end of book 1. I don’t want to say too much and spoil anything, but if you like fantasy and you’re looking for something a bit different, definitely pick this one up! Cheryl Low does such an amazing job of revealing things slowly and keeping the reader guessing about what all this world has to offer. I really enjoyed this sequel. We get some answers and more questions and I cannot wait for book #3!
Thank you so much to Cheryl Low and Word Weaver Press for sending me a copy of this book!
“But Vaun had accepted a truth years ago: no secret is kept forever. He’d found it charming, once upon a time. Now it was terrifying, like the ever-present ticking of a clock. Sooner or later, all of their secrets would find a way out.”
-Cheryl Low, Detox In Letters
Synopsis: Welcome to the Realm, where magic is your drug, your poison, and your only hope.
An illness is spreading through the city, marking the sick in mysterious letters scrawled across their skin. What is first thought to be madness reveals itself to be an awakening as residents rediscover themselves, their pasts, and their long-forgotten magic… things the Queen wants to remain buried. Things she will sacrifice her own children to suppress.
Mercy has never been a staple of the Realm. Treachery, blood, and magic steeps the city as the rebel leader, Red, seeks to topple the Tower, Princess Fay eyes her mother’s throne, and Prince Vaun must decide whether to submit to his mother’s terrible demand.
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