The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather


In a country ravaged by years of war, plague, and death, witches and wizards are blamed for the state of the world and hunted by the U.S. government. Kenadee Coria was only a young girl when her brother was taken prisoner for having magical powers. Now sixteen years old, Kenadee discovers she too has magical powers and must face the facts: the government is watching, and they have plans for her. She’s given a deadly mission and an impossible ultimatum: the lives of a hidden group of magic refugees, or the safe return of her long-lost brother

I love anything to do with magic and powers, so when I read about this book I knew I had to read it. Also to find out that it is set in a dystopian world which is a little like ours was another reason why I wanted to check this book out. Everything about this book seemed to tick every box for me and I was excited to get it read. Now having read it, I did enjoy the book but it did have its faults.

The main character Kenadee did get on my nerves a little while I reading this because she seemed so naive, that it made her character annoying. Don’t get me wrong she is an alright main character and I enjoyed the her in some aspects but in others, she just grated on me. I don’t want too go in to to much detail of my she grated on me because I want to keep this review spoiler free, but I just think that with a few tweaks to her character it will make her a much more stronger and interesting player in the story.

I did like the plot and it did keep me interested throughout reading the book and I don’t think it had a slow point in the story. Sometimes when you get to the middle of the book you find that the story drags a little, but I can happily say that this book doesn’t do that. It manages to grab you attention from the very start and keeps you entertained throughout. Don’t think that this book is just about magic because it isn’t. It has romance, politics, friendship, danger, suspense, there is load of different themes to make every reader happy.

With it being just over 300 pages its not a long book but it does manage to tell a well developed story. I think this is down to the authors writing and how she manages to get her story told without bogging the plot down with useless information. For me everything in the book needed to be in there to help the story progress, there was no filler. I found it very easy to visualise everything that was happening which definitely made it more enjoyable to read.

Yes The Traitor’s Crux does have its minor faults but for me its still a book that can me enjoyed and I hope that some of the problems are rectified for the sequel. I will continue on with this series because I can see the potential and I want to see where the author develops it. If you are looking for a young adult dystopian magical series, then you should definitely check out The Traitor’s Crux.

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I rate this book 4/5 stars

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