Review: A Season of Sinister Dreams
Title: A Season of Sinister Dreams
Author: Tracy Banghart
Release Date: June 22, 21
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Annalise may be cousin to the prince, but her past isn’t what she claims, and she possesses a magic so powerful it takes all her strength to control it. Evra is a country girl, and has watched as each friend and family member came into their own magic, while hers remains dormant. But everything changes after Annalise loses control of herself and Evra begins experiencing the debilitating visions of a once-in-a-generation clairvoyant meant to serve the crown.
Thrown together at court, Evra and Annalise find that they have the same goal: to protect their kingdom from the powerful men who are slowly destroying it. But neither is quick to trust the other — Evra’s visions suggest a threat to royal rule, and Annalise worries that her darkest secrets will be revealed. Their magic at odds, the young women circle each other, until the truth must come out.
Full of intrigue, romance, and shocking twists, this gorgeously immersive fantasy will keep readers spellbound until the very last page.
My Review: I liked the idea of this book and it was well written but for me the pacing was off. Some parts of the book dragged, while others felt rushed. I do think the dual POV (rarely a favorite of mine) was well done and I did like the characters. Overall though it was unbalanced.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*