Queen of Wands
by: Katee Robert
Release Date: 6/24/14
Genre: SciFi Romance
When Jenny O’Keirna gets a chance to slip her older brother’s leash, she jumps at it, even if it means playing babysitter to a too-smart-for-his-own-good inventor. She’s not expecting the attraction that sparks between them—or that Sanctify is just as desperate to take him for their own.
Never in Mac Flannery’s wildest dreams did he imagine Jenny would be the one sent for him. He sees beyond the mad grin the sister of Hansarda’s new king presents to the world, and that combination of vulnerability and wicked humor is a siren call he can’t resist.
But Sanctify is always three steps ahead of them. On the run—and unable to keep their hands off each other—Jenny and Mac devise an insane plan: kidnap the leader of Sanctify, and stop this war once and for all. Unfortunately, they’ve just played right into his hands…
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This is probably going to be one of the more honest reviews that I have written. The reason…I’m torn. Overall, Mac and Jenny’s story was awesome. Space opera at its best. Lots of action, humor, aliens, emotions and smexy times. On the other hand, since I didn’t read the prequel and Queen of Swords, I felt a bit lost at times. I’ll explain…
1. I loved the world that Ms. Robert has created. Its different and well thought out. But since I didn’t read Swords, I didn’t quite understand Jenny’s world or for that matter the world of the Diviners.
2. Sadie was such a great secondary character but again, she was in Swords so the conflict between her and Jenny was kinda lost on me. That said…the fight scene was brilliantly played out. Can’t wait to see Sadie in the next one.
3. Oberon was one bad dude but a charmer to the last. The OMG twist in the end was a stunner. Stunner! But I really never understood the religious overtone to the book. I was told that it was more explained in Swords and the prequel.
Boone and Ophelia make appearances in the book and at times, I felt like they were really put out by Jenny and her actions. To me though, she needed to make those mistakes so she could grow. Her character growth in the book was slow but thorough. The last climatic scene with Gwen and Lucien nearly broke my heart but it was necessary. Oh and the “porn” planet scenes were well written too. For some reason I expected an orgy but didn’t get it. Yes, my mind was in the gutter at the time. LOL! I’m sure Gwen had one planned. 😉
Mac is such an awesome character. He never wanted to “change” Jenny from the person that she was; just enhance and make her see that she is as awesome just the way she was. I love a hero that works with the heroine…not against her. He understood her and loved her just the same.
The secondary characters in the book were just awesome. Between Gwen, Sadie, Lucien, the triplets, Boone, Ophelia and even Oberon, were well written characters. The brought out the best and worst in Jenny and Mac. I would have to say that Sadie was my favorite. 🙂
Overall, I absolutely loved Queen of Wands. I don’t typically read sci/fi but I will definitely pick up the first two books in the series and can’t wait the next book in the series. Again, conflicted because I missed the first two but definitely loved Jenny and Mac.
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way–as it often does–and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time–when not lost in Far Reach worlds–playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.