House of Judges by Keary Taylor
Alivia once led a House full of immortal vampires, but now everything has been stripped away. Her friends have turned their backs on her, convinced she betrayed them and their Born kind. Taken prisoner to the King’s Court, she awaits her trial. But the sins of her father threaten to blacken her chances of clearing her name.
Alivia toyed with King Cyrus’ heart—and now, he’s going to make her pay. Perhaps with her life.
Hidden in the belly of the castle, truths will come to light, and the surface of the King’s brutality and the horrors of the castle have barely been scratched.
Prepare to be judged…
Everything in life eventually spirals out of control. And then, we find ourselves, here, at the bottom of everything.
House of Judges is so deep, so sad, that I couldn’t help but want to curl into a ball and rock for all of the turmoil Alivia was going through. This book was actually difficult to read in some places, taking the reader deep into the heart of revenge and retribution. Don’t worry, there are enough bright spots, well some of them are bright-ish but still effective, that you can make it through.
And you’re going to want to. Because that cliffy…whoa.
It’s tough for me to review without spoiling the previous books, and so I’m going to err on the side of caution in case you haven’t read them. BTW, read them 🙂