The Traitors Crux – Jessica Prather

I received this book from OfTomes Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a huge fan of dystopian novels, like Divergent and The Hunger Games so when I heard that  The Traitors Crux was a mix of dystopia and magic I got very excited and knew that I’d love this book! This easy read transported us to a unique world filled with a great ensemble of characters and the occasional plot twist!

In a country ravaged by years of war, plague, and death, witches and wizards are blamed for the state of the world and hunted by the U.S. government. Sixteen years old Kenadee discovers she has magical powers and must face the facts: the government is watching, and they have plans for her. She’s given a deadly mission and an impossible ultimatum: the lives of a hidden group of magic refugees, or the safe return of her long-lost brother.

When it came to our protagonist Kenadee, I didn’t click with her and found it difficult to get over her stubbornness and blind faith however at the same time I really appreciate her realness and I understand her action and the way in which she dealt with different situations; at the end of the day we will do anything to save the ones we love. Harlow and Bryce, on the other hand, were my favourites and I instantly fell in love with their characters, they’re both just so badass and powerful! I definitely ship Kenadee and Bryce, however, I felt their relationship was very insta-romance and happened very quickly. But Prather redeemed herself when they didn’t instantly get back together after that trust was broken, and that for me was real romance as you could see that they both still loved each other but the hurt and distrust was still too new.

There’s no doubt that this book is extremely fast-paced and certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire book, particularly in those action scenes, of which there are many! However, at times I felt scenes were a bit rushed and left me a little confused about what had just happened. Nevertheless, we had some serious plot twists that I didn’t see coming and I thought the ending was perfect, the only negative thing is that I don’t have the sequel in my hands because I need to know what happens next!

Thank you again to OfTomes publishing for sending me this fab book!


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