Celeste: The Dark Queen, Samantha Eklund

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Military Fiction, Murder & Crime, Romance, Teen & Young Adult

Celeste, the wise and beautiful queen of Vehrys, has been betrayed.

On the night of her 26th birthday, the man who had loved her since their shared childhood poisoned her, stabbed her, and then left her for dead.

Since then, the sun hasn’t risen in their land. Since then, bloodthirsty and abhorrent beasts have roamed the earth and slain her innocent people.

Kiev, her traitorous husband, is the son of her neighboring kingdom’s vile queen. For years the two kingdoms had been at war, until hers and his marriage. Celeste had never doubted the substance of his love, until now.

The fair queen finds herself caught in a battle between light and dark; the purest of good and most dreadful of evil. As she battles for survival, she also fends to maintain her sanity in the terrifying and dark new world. Hope for her husband dwindles more with each passing day, but the faint spark of unexpected new love drives her to keep fighting for her kingdom.

With her recently discovered magic and the aid of an ancient deity, she must attempt to rid her land of the terrifying abominations stalking its people. Can she do so before her former love destroys her new one? More importantly, can she rid the world of this suffocating darkness before the evil causing it overtakes her soul?

Wow, this book has astounded me! As I begin to write my review I am having thoughts of the time I read this book, which was not long ago, they are flooding in, and they are overwhelming me and making me want to pick Celeste up and read it all over again! This book is insanely good book lovers, so good that I would compare it to the Red Queen and either go a step further writing it is better than the Red Queen, yes, it is that incredible! Firstly I think we all need to appreciate the fantastic cover; it has that YA, fantasy feel I LOVE! It is stunning, and I had to mention this. As well as this the description above is perfect, I adore fantasy, especially when it is set in a kingdom with magic touches so before I even started reading this book I was hooked! It is a sensational read, and I think everybody needs to read it as this is going to be a HIT! Seriously book lovers, I read many books but never have I been so taken with a fantasy novel, so please read this dazzling gem!

Celeste follows the beautiful protagonist of the novel… Celeste. Celeste is a beautiful queen who rules the land of Vehrys with much hope and promise ahead of her. However, on her 26th birthday she is betrayed by somebody… but not just anybody. She is betrayed by the man she has always loved; she is poisoned, stabbed and left for dead. This, of course, sets the plot in motion and from this point onwards the novel is incredibly gripping, so much so that I could not put it down. So much happens from this point onwards, things such as beasts roaming the land, the sun not rising, battles, rivalries, revenge and so much more! Celeste is the perfect fantasy read that encompasses everything I love about the beautiful art of literature so please if this excellent book intrigues you book lovers then read the preview and hopefully you will be convinced to buy it!

It is no secret that I love this book. Frankly, I love everything about it, and no words of mind could ever do it justice. However! I need to attempt to put these thoughts and feelings of mine into some sentences, so here I go! Captivating is a word which perfectly sums up Celeste, as I read this book I found myself being drawn into it more and more, so much so that only a few chapters in, I was captive and all I could do was surrender to the beauty that lies between the pages. It is an engrossing, thrilling tale that has everything and more to keep you entertained. It has magic, queens, rivalries and so much more… all of these factors contribute to making Celeste a captivating, thrilling novel… one that any reader can get lost in. We have the astonishing author, Samantha Eklund to thank for this, so I think it is only fair that I write about her a bit!

Eklund is a talented, well-accomplished writer with a bright future ahead of her. There is something special about this young woman, and I genuinely mean that. I am taken with her work and think it is fantastic; her words were eloquent as well as striking. Every word jumps off the page and right into the reader’s mind; the reader will be able to imagine the epic battles, the impressive scenes vividly and just about everything in this novel thanks to Eklund’s incredible writing. It is scarily good how well written this book is… so much so that it seems as if Eklund has powers herself! I am getting carried away, but my point is that Eklund is a fantastic author and she has a bright future ahead of her.

To summarise my thoughts on the exceptional Celeste, I would say if you are looking for a brilliant, all-consuming novel which yes, may make you lose many hours of sleep! Then this excellent book is for you; I promise you will not be disappointed. This exceptional tale gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Celeste; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

Goodbye for now book lovers,   

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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