Book Review: King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Review

The book has a strand of naughty humor woven throughout it that popped up when you least expected it.
The book does a good job at evoking emotional responses from the reader, any emotional response.  The author isn’t too picky.  Laughter, emotional pain, embarrassment, you name it.  Oh, there are times I was laughing so hard I had tears pouring down my face.  So hard my cheeks were hurting from laughing.
I could go into detail on all the things I loved about the book… but I promised the author no spoilers, and I really want you to enjoy it yourself, both shocked and surprised and begging for more.
The author has this way of portraying certain things.  It is simultaneously so obviously perfect, and yet totally unexpected.
And I loved their powers.  Some of them were just so wrong.  Naughty… very naughty.
The ending of the book was wonderful, lots of action, tension, emotional outbursts.  A screamed in frustration a bit at the ending.  I wasn’t ready for it to end.  It ended.  A bit of a cliffhanger, but not so bad I’m pissed at the author.  It is enough that, if there is another book — and there damn well better be — I want it NOW!!!!
I simultaneously want to scream at and kiss the author.  I also want to shake her until a second book pops out…

Blurb

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing:  survival.  Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings.  Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.

Oh, you so know you want to...