Series | Royal Houses #1
Release Date | October 13, 2020
Genres | Young Adult, Fantasy Romance
Format | ARC, eBook
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde introduces the Royal Houses series with House of Dragons: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab.
Ten years ago, half-Fae, half human Kerrigan Argon was discreetly dropped off onto the steps of Draco Mountain with nothing but a note. Her life changes completely as she’s swept into the care of the House of Dragons—an elite training program for gifted Fae.
On the year of her seventeenth name day, each student will be chosen by one of the twelve tribes of Alandria to enter society.
Everyone is chosen, except Kerrigan.
So, she strikes a bargain with the Dragon Society: convince a tribe to select her or give up her birthright forever.
With the unlikeliest of allies—Fordham Ollivier, the cursed Fae prince, who escaped his dark throne—she has to chart her own destiny to reshape the world.
So, high fantasy tends to be a challenge for me, and House of Dragons is my 5th read from this genre this year. I definitely love the fantasy world, but high fantasy is always a tough one for me because of the crazy amount of world-building. It can be a little overwhelming for my brain to comprehend it all. Even though it was a slow start for me in the beginning, I really got into it once I got past it. And it’s safe to say that I really enjoyed this one.
Normally, YA is not a genre that gravitates towards but add the paranormal or fantasy sub-genre, I’ll definitely give it a try. And House of Dragons did not disappoint.
Kerrigan is … I really loved her character. When a character already has soooo much against them and has been through so much, it’s automatic for me to root for them. She’s pulled in so many different directions, yet deals with so much prejudice because of what she is. She’s strong and so unafraid, I respected and admired the heck out of her.
Fordham, I liked that he was a bit of a mystery and still remains by the end of the book. I realllllyyyyyy enjoyed the bit of enemies-to-friends/lovers (not quite lovers since the romance is very low in this one, but something more to come is definitely hinted). All of their interactions were really fun and he can be a bit of a grumpy bear towards Kerrigan, but he has no problem putting down what he’s doing to always help her out.
Absolutely cannot wait to see what happens between in the books to come and see what other barriers they’ll be facing together.
I am a little bummed that we have to wait a while for the next book, so I might hold off on the series until it’s complete. We’ll see when the next book comes around. However, truly a great read, and I’m completely invested in this series.
This review contains affiliate/referral links. A small commission is received if a purchase is made.