Title: House of Royals
By: Keary Taylor
Series: House of Royals #1
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley for Honest Review
Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.
Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…
t has been quite some time since I have encountered a book with such a story. I love these types of adventures that will swallow you into the story line, and play out in your mind like your favorite movie. House of Royals is just that kind of book. Honestly, isn't every story that I have had the pleasure of experiencing from Ms. Keary Taylor, but this one quietly just slipped into the number one spot on my list. The carefully crafted story here is detailed precisely building a story of mystery and intrigue. Alivia is discovering a whole new world, but yet it is one that some could say she was born to rule literally and figuratively. The perfection of her personality with this role is amazing. The curious mind that she harbors will lead her straight down the dark and sinister hole of betrayal, but I think it was an excellent set up to pull her into the leader role. This journey is just beginning, and I have no doubt the novels to come will prove we have only glimpsed the tip of the wonders in store. Keary Taylor has really outdone herself with this one, and just sealed her series as the top of my most anticipated to read list. House of Pawns is due out shortly, and I can safely assume I will have to be one of the first to review. Be on the lookout for more, or better yet quit reading this and go buy this book. You Won't Be Sorry!!!!!