The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2)

Author:   Danielle L. Jensen

My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟

Type: Duet Series – Book2

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy

Primary Characters: Lara and Aren

 Narration: Dual POV

I would recommend reading book1 before reading this review. This review may contain spoilers from book1. This book’s picked up exactly after book1. Its intense, plot driven, angsty, thrilling and action packed.

Lara’s mistake costed heavily for Aren and Itchicana. Now Lara is trying hard and doing her best to make up for the mistake. Even though Lara’s intensions were good, no one trusts her for her mistake. As blurb says, Aren has been captured in battle and her father. Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter.

 Throughout this book, Lara does everything in her power to atone for the mess that she caused at the end of the first book. She was remorseful for what she did but didn’t let that dictate her life, she did all she could to make amends. I was super impressed with Lara. I felt like she was such a strong and unrelenting heroine. Aren struggles to forgive Lara. His struggle to forgive her and not accepting her instantly made him more believable but the fact that he also couldn’t stay away from her made him more loveable.

Book is intense and action packed. Battle scenes were well depicted. We see lot of new characters coming in this book. Lara’s sisters were spectacular. I’m in love with them.  Sahrina, Keris and Zarrah were intriguing. Writing style is smooth and nice. Pace of the book is great. We won’t feel bored at any point. Plot is the best part of this book.

I just wish that there’d have been a more satisfactory reunion for the two of them at the end of the book. I was hoping for more drama but instead it seemed like a rushed ending.

The action-packed duet, with a backdrop of forbidden love along with the cutthroat way of Kings and Queens made this series enthralling.

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Blurb as per Goodreads

A queen now in exile as a traitor, Lara has watched Ithicana be conquered by her own father, helpless to do anything to stop the destruction. But when she learns her husband, Aren, has been captured in battle, Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter.

And it is bait she fully intends to take.

Risking her life to the Tempest Seas, Lara returns to Ithicana with a plan not only to free its king, but for liberating the Bridge Kingdom from her father’s clutches using his own weapons: the sisters whose lives she spared. But not only is the palace inescapable, there are more players in the game than Lara ever realized, enemies and allies switching sides in the fight for crowns, kingdoms, and bridges. But her greatest adversary of all might be the very man she’s trying to free – the husband she betrayed.

With everything she loves in jeopardy, Lara must decide who – and what – she is fighting for: her kingdom, her husband, or herself.

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