Troubled Waters by Sharon ShinnPublished September 27th 2011 by Ace
Reviewed on January 9, 2015
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It’s there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood — and the secrets of the royal family — she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court.
I love reading a book where I can feel what a character feels. I don’t have to relate to them. I simply must understand them and Zoe was one of those characters for me. From the beginning, I felt her grief then her happiness and freedom as she adapted to her new life.
Uptight and unyielding, you wouldn’t have believed Darien was a love interest. It was clear Darien had aged beyond his years. I honestly thought he was an old man in the beginning, only to realize some time later that he was only in his early thirties. Oops! Anyways, I love a man who’s intelligent, loyal, and determined to claim the one he loves.
I even had some laugh out moments which I didn’t expect from this story. And the romance. Whoo! It had squealing so much that I felt foolish and ridiculously happy.
Overall: I find the plot and fantasy world fairly original, and I love the idea of the random blessings and the elements.