REVIEW: BETRAYAL (THE PRIESTESS TRILOGY #2) BY MELISSA SASINA

on Jan 27, 2019
 To save her clan, she must wed her enemy...

Shiovra, High Priestess of the village of tara, is set to wed one considered the enemy for the sake of her clan. Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Shiovra decides her fate and faces the truth of Odhran.

Still hunted by both the Milidh clan and her own kin, she learns that not all enemies are quite what they seem. Loyalty is brought into question and power lost within enemy ranks in what shall ultimately lead to one thing: BETRAYAL.




Genre: Irish Fantasy Romance

4 out of 5 Stars



Review: 

We're travelling back to the village of Tara in today's book review. I'm glad to be diving back into this unique fantasy series. 

I really enjoyed following Shiovra's journey. I will say that the surprise of the novel isn't much of a surprise for the reader since I'm pretty sure we knew who Odhran was from the start. I'm a little disappointed that Shiovra didn't realize it sooner, but I'm glad she figured it out before the wedding and that they both talked about it.

At times I was little confused with the different characters, probably just because it's been awhile since I read book 1. I also felt that some of the extra story lines didn't fit well into the overall plot.

The story was packed full of adventure, quite a lot happens within these pages, friends become enemies, and new alliances are formed. The story moved at a steady pace, and I had trouble putting it down. Shiovra is ever ready to do whatever it takes to protect the people of Tara. I particularly appreciate her ability to give second chances and to recognize when former enemies are ready to change their ways.

What kept it from being 5 stars for me was: Morgan. Now I actually liked Morgan as a character, sneaky, sassy boy that he is. And that's part of the problem. From the moment he steps on the scene Morgan is interested in Shiovra as her protector...and possibly more. And given that she's recently married I found this awkward. It got worse when her husband Odhran, eager to make use of Morgan fighting skills as an ally, tells his wife,"Do not deny him what he seeks." which read to me like he was encouraging his wife to sleep with this guy. Icky. This really unsettled me even though I'm trying to remember that it is fiction, and they may have different views around marriage. There's also the likely chance that I'm reading too much into this or misinterpreting it.

Regardless I enjoyed this installment. Shiovra is a brave force to be reckoned with and I look forward to reading the conclusion of her adventures! 


~Important Links~
Read my review of book #1
Read my review of book #3 (coming soon!)
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