Occasionally I want to showcase an adult book I review on my new blog, Clean Adult Fiction. These will be books where the main character is 18-25 years old, pretty close to the Young Adult genre.
This book is a new favorite! Writing this review makes me want to go back and read it again. It was so great! I’m gushing now.
This could be Young Adult or Adult. It’s borderline. Jeniah was 18 at the start but nineteen for the majority of the book and twenty at the end. The boy interest was definitely not a little boy. Kai was twenty-six and a powerful warrior brought from an ally country to Jeniah’s country to train their troops. One little detail of Kai’s character I loved was the way he treated his young squire. His kindness made me think highly of him.
I wasn’t sure I would like this book at the beginning. The chayim thing was weird to me at first, but I quickly grew to love the scenery, characters, plot . . . everything! I’m pretty sure I went through every emotion possible during this read. I laughed, sighed, and cried. I was terrified, relieved, and excited. It was as if I lived that year of Jeniah’s life crammed into the two days it took me to read it. I love books that can take me on that journey of emotions.
I recommend Queen In Exile to everyone! It has action AND romance. It doesn’t get better than that.
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( kissing, desirous thoughts, threat of rape, 1 country has high moral standards while another country doesn’t think it necessary to wait until marriage for intimacy )
Violence: moderate ( war battles, blood, death, torture, mention of rape then murder of woman during a battle )
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction