I was so lucky to be sent an ARC of The Camelot Betrayal by GetUnderlined and Penguin Random House!! Thank you so much for sending me a copy of the 2nd book in Kiersten White’s The Camelot Rising series!!
This book was a little slow to start and it took me a minute to get pulled back into Camelot, however, I really enjoyed this book! I loved new side characters introduced in the novels and seeing more of Camelot and the surrounding kingdoms. The book had me shouting at the characters at time, face palming, and rooting for them. It absolutely did not suffer from second book syndrome and I can’t wait to read the next book!
One aspect of the book I really enjoyed (and felt it merited it’s own section) is the character development. I really feel like Guinevere and Lancelot evolved a lot as the novel progressed. Without giving away any spoilers, it was interesting (and at times stressful) to see their relationship change too as they both grew more into their roles as queen and knight. I feel like they’re both more confident and it was great to see how they got there.
Overall rating: 4/5 stars!
I definitely recommend this series, if you’re interested be sure to pick up a copy ASAP! I think Camelot is the perfect setting of a book for this time of year!
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?