Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Princess of Death by Renee Travis

Princess of  Death by Renee Travis
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Enter the world of Sumerian mythology...

Ereshkigal was born in the dark, destined to have powers over death and destruction. As the princess of a land divided into light, grey, and dark, she will never be queen. Instead, her parents dote on her younger sister Ishtar, who was born in the grey land. 

After meeting an intriguing demon prince, Ereshkigal embarks on many adventures including visiting a haunted plantation, an attack by zombies, and defeating an evil sorceress. These trials lead her to start a revolution to free her land of darkness from the stifling oppression brought on by the grey and light.

Wow. It’s been forever since I’ve read a book that wasn’t purely for review purposes. And I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I mean I actually bought this one. I know. Kindle Freebie Stalker (me) bought this book. I thought this was an interesting tale about three realms, family, and a quest to bring back the old ways, all while discovering who you are falling in love. This girl has her plate full.

I really liked Eshie’s character. She had fire, even if her (essentially) insta-love with the demon prince was a little too convenient, even if he was hot as hades and has freaky cool bat wings. And is possessive in a kind of hot way. I mean what. *chuckles* Eshie’s friend Nam was honestly my second favorite character, only to her bet bat. Who is quite sassy. I WANT A SASSY MINDMELDING PET BAT!! OFF TO COSTCO I GO! BECAUSE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING! Besides those characters, we also have the slap-worthy queen and king and Eshie’s brother and sister. They we’re all pretty average. I hate the queen though.

The world building in PRINCESS OF DEATH was fantastic. I could see everything. The light, the dark and the gray. I love the dark. Everything is so sinister, but the people are still themselves. You know what I mean? They’re more seductive and deadly, but a lot of them are essentially good. Like Eshie.

Let’s chat about grammar and spelling and word choice a bit though. That needs some fixing. Please.

Overall, this was a wonderful, unique book and I will totally read the next installment in this series!


  1. In general, I hate when dark=evil and light=good (ahem, Beautiful Creatures) Playing with good guys being dark and vice versa sounds like it'll make a good read. Thank you for sharing!
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

    1. I thought it was a really fun twist! Worth the read :D