Hello friends! Long time no see! It’s been several months since I’ve written anything solid besides revision notes. Now that exams and uni is over for the year, I’m officially half-a-doctor! Since I am technically a free elf, I can finally kick back, relax and most importantly – read the books I’ve been dying to read since I got them in the mail many months ago. One of these books include one of my most anticipated sequel of 2018, The Traitor’s Ruin by Erin Beaty (book #2 in The Traitor’s Circle, check out my review for book #1 The Traitor’s Kiss here). A massive thank you to Hannah from Pan Macmillan Australia for sending this gorgeous book my way, and for your patience since I took forever to read and review this. This review is my own honest opinion, and will contain mild spoilers for book 1.
Guys, this book SHOOK me alright. I thought I knew what I signed up for after loving Beaty’s stunning debut, alas, I thought I knew and was so wrong.
After proving her worth in book one as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she’s called upon to teach his majesty’s soldiers how to read and write, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom of Demora—and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn.
During a skirmish, Sage and Alex are separated. She watches him die before he can deliver important military intel—or so she thinks. She escapes from the enemy and makes an unlikely alliance with a mysterious soldier from a third nation. As Sage tries to rally their support against a common foe, the important political alliance is plagued by secrets and betrayal.
Can Sage complete Alex’s mission and save her kingdom once more?