Series: The Chronicles of Kaya
Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Random House Australia
Release Date: February 2nd, 2015
Source: Given in exchange for a review
The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – Until Ava.
For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava’s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life. Vowing revenge upon the barbarian queen of Pirenti, Ava’s plan is interrupted when she is instead captured by the deadly prince of her enemies.
Prince Ambrose has been brought up to kill and hate. But when he takes charge of a strangely captivating Kayan prisoner and is forced to survive with her on a dangerous island, he must reconsider all he holds true…
In a violent country like Pirenti, where emotion is scorned as a weakness, can he find the strength to fight for the person he loves… even when she’s his vengeful enemy?
Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about loss and identity, and finding the courage to love against all odds.
This book is eloquently written and completely captivates your heart; I found myself with tears of joy and tears of sorrow on more than one occasion. I fell in love with the characters – their personalities, their quirks, their relationships. Each one of them had a purpose and their stories intertwined beautifully. You couldn’t help but feel their passion, fear, and the weight that they bore. The plot held many twists and turns that left you breathless and wanting more. I found myself on the edge of my seat on more occasions than I can count. I read this book in less than 24 hours because I simply could not put it down. Charlotte McConaghy has an amazing way with words. When she describes the characters loss or joy, you don’t read it you FEEL it. Avery has it all.
You can also check out the next book in the series, Thorne!