Monday, December 15, 2014

Review 'Henge' by Realm Lovejoy

'Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.' 

Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.
 

My Review:


In september I participated in the cover reveal of ‘Henge’ by Realm Lovejoy. The book sounded really exciting and the cover was just amazing. So when I got the chance to read and review ‘Henge’ I got really excited.

In ‘Henge’ we meet Morgan Le Fay, a sixteen year old fire user. Ever since Morgan lost her mother years ago, she is determined to become Maven, the right hand to the future king Arthur. To become Maven, Morgan has to be selected to join the Arthur’s Round and show her magic to the world. After an exciting challenge Morgan finally gets an invitation to join the round. But from the moment Morgan enters Camelot, her life changes forever. Surrounded by other fire users, wind and water users Morgan soon finds out that Camelot is not the way she thought it was. There are many secrets and soon Morgan learns that nothing is the way it seems.

When I first read other reviews about ‘Henge’ I read about people comparing ‘Henge’ to Hogwarts (Harry Potter) and Panem (The Hunger Games). I’m always a little skeptic when I read stuff like that. Those books are my favorites and there are not many books that can really get to that level. At least that’s my opinion. But ‘Henge’ completely blew my mind from the moment I started reading it. The world of Camelot is truly amazing. There is magic, there are knights and there are royalties. I loved how Realm Lovejoy used names as Camelot, Knight and of course Lancelot. And somehow those names completely fitted this new world of magic.

‘Henge’ is a grabbing story about a girl with a purpose. Morgan is determined to revenge her mother by becoming the next Maven. But the journey to become Maven isn’t an easy one. It seems everyone is against Morgan. Even though Morgan grew up alone, was home schooled, and hasn’t been allowed outside of her home much, Morgan really wants to find friends. But even people who are being friendly against Morgan have their own secrets. This story was really intense and exciting and Realm Lovejoy makes sure you never want to stop reading.

I loved Morgan’s character. I loved how passionate and determined she was and the way she just didn’t let herself be distracted. At times I felt sad for her because she worked so hard and nobody really seemed to notice that. If everyone just was honest with Morgan, she would have had on honest chance to prove herself.

I really loved this book. I really just didn’t want to stop reading. I loved this world of Camelot, the magic and the mystery. This book is definitely going on my favorite list and I completely understand the comparison to Hogwarts and Panem.  Hogwarts is still on first place for me, but Panem and Henge are definitely on the same line.

This book is definitely a must read for every fantasy, magic and Arthurian legend lover out there. This book will blow your mind. Keep writing Realm Lovejoy, because I just can’t wait for the next book. 

About the Author:


Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. ‘Clan’ is her first book. You can find out more about her and her books at her website.  

For more information about 'Henge' and Realm Lovejoy please visit her blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from
CBB Book Promotions.

2 comments:

  1. I'm SO glad you loved it!!! Thank you so much for giving it a try and reviewing it!

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read it. It was an amazing book and it's on my 2014 favorite list. ;) I couldn't get enough.

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