Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ, LGBT
In a world where Gods reincarnate as humans, Cairn is an 18-year-old whose life used to be normal and her worries that of a simple teen. Then she lost her mother in what looked like suicide. Her life fell apart and she spiraled into a dark place, hell-bent on self-destructing. Until she unearthed secrets her mother had been keeping. As she dug deeper, she found out there was a lot more to her mother’s death than she realized.
At first, the book was very slow and it took me a while to get into the story. But as I kept reading, it got better. The story shifts from past to present, revealing the plot twists little by little, and with maximum impact. Truth be told, I didn’t like Cairn’s attitude. But I enjoyed the plot-line so much, I couldn’t stop reading.
Karsten Knight crafted an extraordinary plot-line with a backstory that left you stunned. I found myself intrigued, with a voracious curiosity as to what secret would be revealed next. The villain was wicked and super cool when first met. But I was kind of disappointed with the later character development.
Despite not liking the main character, I enjoyed the different side-characters and all the Gods with the detailed backstories. The action scenes were well done with vivid descriptions. I enjoyed this book a whole lot more than expected and I’m still wowed over by the story. Plus, let’s not forget that gorgeous cover!
*Thanks to Netgalley & Karsten Knight for the ARC.
2 thoughts on “Book Review: This Eternity of Masks and Shadows – Karsten Knight”
Love that it turned out to be a good read 😀
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Yeah! I think you would like it. 🙂