Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White is the second book in the Camelot Rising Series. This is a wonderful retelling of the classic arthurian tale. Kiersten White has created an incredibly detailed, lush, rich world full of fierce feminism, plots within plots, and magic! It's a world I don't mind getting lost in. The Camelot Betrayal picks up right after the events in The Guinevere Deception, so I definitely recommend reading the series in order. I enjoyed this book so much...there is tons more action, more heartache, more intrigue.......just more!
The Camelot Betrayal is not just an action packed thrill ride full of intrigue, love, and betrayal, but It is also an extremely well written character driven story. I love that Guinevere is front and center in this series and our main protagonist. I found her to be complex and relatable as she struggles to remember her past and discover who she will become going forward. I found her self doubt to be frustrating at times. But if i'm being completely honest, I would probably react the exact same way if I were in her satin slippers. There are so many plot twists and gut punches, this story left me breathless throughout. We are also introduced to a slew of classic characters with a modern twist. One of my favorites is Lancelot who in this version is a bad ass female knight. In the romance department I am definitely #TeamMordred. Who doesn't love a hot guy with questionable morales?!?!? My only complaint with this book is....it ends on a cliffhanger.....again!!! Kiersten White...how dare you?!?!? How long am I supposed to wait for book three?!?!?
If you are a fan of intricate epic fantasies, stunning world building, love, lore, magic, betrayal, complicated relationships, and action galore then go read this book! This gem published by Delacorte Press is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give The Camelot Betrayal 4 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait to read more stories set in this universe. Happy Reading!