Book Review: Kingdom of Exiles

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer, #1)

Book Blurb from Goodreads:

Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.

Book review:


Thank you to the publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc., and Netgalley for this ARC.

I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was exactly like the blurb advertises. Alot of fantastic beasts, a kick-ass protagonist, and a bunch of bad boy assassins (that have big hearts) fill this exciting story.

First off, the cover is suberbly crafted. I love how the beast hovers in the background. It was the main reason I requested the book. Tank and I love reading about creatures, real and magical. Not only that, but Leena is exactly how I pictured her.

Next, the story is told in dual POV from Leena and Noc. It is fun to read both viewpoints. The author did an excellent job writing from both of their prespectives. I fell in love with both characters and rooted for them as they faced their trials. Plus, they were flawed characters with deep backstories.

The writing was engaging and I couldn't put this book down. I hope she writes a sequel quickly!


  1. Wonderful review! This sounds like a fun and engaging urban fantasy novel. I'm glad you liked it!

  2. love those tiny paws for the 1/2 star - ingenious!

  3. This sounds intriguing. Great review.

  4. Brilliant when you just click with a book. Great review.


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