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Kingdom of Darkness (Kingdom Journals Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I can't wait for the next one to be published.
People, of all ages, are fixated on vampires and witches. They are moneymakers for retailers, book stores, movie theaters and add allure to some touristy spots. Admittedly, back in the day, I was addicted to cult favorites such as The Craft (1996), Charmed, Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Lost Boys (1987). As a grown up, my love for the paranormal world hasn’t wavered a bit. Truth to be told, I have watched every Harry Potter movie (more than twice), never missed an episode of True Blood, and I always root for the evil witches/sorcerers in fairy tales.
No doubt about it… People love the supernatural world. The endless possibilities of what if certain magical beings were real and what it would be like to harness their power. For me, I think possessing the ability to levitate, control the elements, mental telepathy, and invisibility would be amazing skills to have in my arsenal. Jude and Camille really did put their newly discovered powers to great use. They were on a mission to save the witches and their respected fathers.
Before they go on the great adventure, they attend a camp focusing on helping those dealing with mental problems. Before the camp, they each thought they were just two teenagers who were delusional, schizophrenic. When you don’t realize magic is real, how else is your mind supposed to explain the unexplainable?! Visions. Hallucinations. Those are scary things for any person to face — especially a young child/teenager. Tricia Copeland tapped into those fears from a bearer’s perspective and from their family members.
After Jude and Camille realized they weren’t schizophrenic, really 1/2 witches, that’s when the real magic begins. It’s where readers will be treated to scenes where Jude and Camille learn about their powers and how to master them. We also fear they might be in over their heads.
The ending especially had me on the edge of my seat. It was one helluva cliffhanger.
In summation: Solid plot, great character development, lovely pace, and great set-up for Kingdom of Honor (book 3).
Oh and on a final note…. wait until you read whom the witches are descendants from... MIND BLOWN!
If you are expecting a magical "Harry Potter" type book, you are looking in the wrong place. This isn't set in a fantastical other-worldly school, it is an urban paranormal novel with a realistic setting. The majority of society does not recognize the existence of magic and view children and teens with emerging magical abilities as mentally ill.
I found all of the characters in the book engaging and entertaining. Even though most of them didn't play pivotal roles in the plot, they contributed heavily to the suspense and realism that makes this book really shine. I found myself sympathizing with Camille's plight and hoped that it would be resolved by the end of the book; however, the book ends with a cliffhanger, leaving readers to wonder about how Camille will fare.
I get the feeling that I missed out on some of the nuances of the plot because I wasn't able to read the first book in the series. Despite this, I was able to follow along with the story pretty well after the first chapter and I still felt invested in the characters by the end of the book.
Kingdom of Darkness is an edgy, cool YA paranormal fantasy that will draw you in and keep you engaged. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, and will add the first book to my TBR list!