How can I give this something less than 5 stars? I mean, this book is absolutely amazing.
This book has different POVs in different Kingdoms of the world of Mytica. We have Princess Cleo from Auranos, Prince Magnus from Limeros, and Jonas from Paelsia. Even though we have different POVs, I didn’t get lost; I understood everything. They all have different problems and situations they have to fix. Their lives get entwined throughout the story, because of the decisions of others characters which I don’t like that much. I liked how stubborn every character is, like “I need to do this, and I’ll do it no matter what”. They all have different personalities and different goals in life (obviously, no?). I have to say that I really like Cleo and Jonas, but I don’t like Magnus that much. I mean, I like him but in this book he was weird. I think it was because of his sister, but we’ll see if he changes in the rest of the series.
I love stories about kingdoms and wars. It was nice to read this now because it reminded me of Throne of Glass and I miss that series. No, the stories aren’t similar at all; it’s just the kingdoms, wars and kings. I missed that. The plot in this story was so complex and well developed. As I said, every single kingdom had its own problem, but somehow every problem entwined and made a big badass plot. If this first book has an amazing and well developed plot, I can’t imagine the rest of the series. This is going to be incredible.
Princess Cleo‘s life made me so sad. She was so close to her family, but she suffered a lot. I really wanted to get inside the story to help and comfort her. To be completely honest, her chapters were my favorites, because she was so full of life, hope and courage. In some ways she inspired me to be like her. As I said before, I like Jonas too. He wanted revenge like crazy, he hated these kingdoms, he hated people who wanted to be superior than him just because he is poor. I think he’s like Cleo and they’ll make good friends (well, I really hope so). On the other hand, we have Prince Magnus. I like him, I do, but not as much as I like Cleo and Jonas. I found Prince Magnus a little bit selfish, even with his “sister”. I do expect to like him more in the rest of the series, because I think he’s a character with a lot of potential and I really want to see him grow as a person.
WE HAVE WITCHES. I REPEAT, WE HAVE WITCHES IN THIS BOOK.
I love witches. They are so mischievous, wicked and powerful. I’m looking forward to learn more about them and about the WATCHERS. They are son intriguing, but we don’t get a lot of information about them. We also have Lucia, which is a powerful princess full of magic and I’d love to learn more about her past and her powers.
I think one of the things I liked the most was how this story makes you try to figure everything out, try to connect every piece to see how every plot-line connects with the rest. Also, I like that we don’t have a big romance in this book, which is good because not every book has to have a freaking big romance. Of course there were parts when it was like “oh, I like her, but she won’t feel the same” or “I’m not supposed to love you, but I do”, but that was it, there wasn’t huge romantic scenes.
Overall, Falling Kingdoms is a powerful and amazing introduction to this series. My emotions were (still are) a roller coaster and at the end, my feelings were (still are) all over the place. This book has a lot of deaths and even when you’re not that attached to the characters, you feel shocked and kind of sad because those scenes happen in a blink of an eye. I’m not gonna waste my time writing about the King I hate, because he’s just a bad person who doesn’t deserve my attention. However, I’m looking forward to read the end of his awful reign, because I’m going to be so happy *insert evil laugh*.
I had high expectations and thankfully, I’m not disappointed at all. I hope to read the second book really soon.
Have you guys read this book? Do you want to read it? Let’s talk in the comments. Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, xoxo.