Book Review: Realm of Knights

Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.
In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.
Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.
To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So, this story was good. I did enjoy it and its Mulan-esque feel. Realm of Knights  is incredibly fast paced. I feel it was almost too fast paced. I didn’t feel like I had enough time to get to know many of the other characters. I did enjoy getting to know Reid, but I do wish I had a chance to get to know the other characters from this story.

My other real complaint with Realm of Knights is that it left me with lots of unanswered questions, I do hope that the second book in this series will shed light on more of a backstory. 

I also felt like there was no real build up for build up for the romance in this book. It felt super rushed and there was no real time for the characters to really build up feelings. I did love the strong female characters, and it was refreshing to have multiple feminine leaders. 

Overall, this was a good book and I did enjoy myself while reading. I am excited to see where Davis takes this story!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️


Thank you kindly for the chance to review this book! 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley

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