On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland—an Affiliate to the Queen.
Or so she thinks.
When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have...
King Edric himself.
Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series.
Cyrene is chosen as The Affiliate to the Queen. Right from the start, this book has me making comparisons to others in this genre: The Selection, Sarah Maas books, Divergent, etc. Its a YA Fantasy novel with a little bit of everything. There is the usual KA angst. I did love Cyrene though! She was a great heroine and especially wonderful in a YA read. This book is light on romance which is expected in a YA fantasy read, but there was some interest from the King (which will set up a strange love triangle since he is married to the queen! I think this series has potential. I am hopeful that KA Linde keeps this momentum going. Her books have been hit or miss for me but this series seems like it could be a hit (I think its too early for me to make a sure thing bet!
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K.A. Linde Bio:
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper.
When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
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