“Don’t forget to take care of your friends.”Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes
I am so excited to be back with another TBR & Beyond Tour! Today I’ll be reviewing Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes, a ya sci-fi novel with some magic and witchy vibes thrown in! Be sure to check out the other blogs on this tour as well!
Friendships are tested, new alliances are made, and the truth of one woman’s actions from over a millennia ago are revealed.
Kenna and Meegan are college students dealing with upcoming finals, needy parents, boy drama, and what to do with their lives after they graduate in a few weeks. What they weren’t expecting was for Kenna to receive a powerful crystal necklace that ultimately changes their plans for a relaxing summer.
Strange things begin to happen to Kenna, like being the only one who can see and talk to the mysterious old woman with a golden aura. Or how in her dreams, a man with vibrant orange eyes keeps appearing who may or may not be real. Though, not all of Kenna’s mysterious encounters are pleasant as she’s haunted by massive beings carrying long swords and wearing armor covered in black scales.
Besides solving the mystery of where the crystal necklace came from, Kenna, Meegan, and their friends are taken to another world for a routine evolutionary assessment. The assessment gets sabotaged and causes more chaos for Kenna and her friends, especially for Meegan who is forced to open up and reveal her true identity and the magic she hides.
There’s one name that Kenna, Meegan, the Sendarians, and the monsters who’ve been hunting Meegan and her family for over a century all have in common…
I really enjoyed this book! The multiple POV jumps threw me off initially, however, each perspective was used to continue to tell the story and done wisely. I loved our 4 best friends who are at the hear to of the story- Kenna, Meegan, Darci, and Ally and found myself relating to all of them I liked watching their friendships evolve as the stakes got higher. It kept me interested because I wanted to know how all the different POVs would end up meeting and I wanted to find out more about Sendara and their world. I definitely will be reading the 2nd book because I need to know what’s going to happen!!
Overall rating: 4/5 stars
About the Author
When Kimberly Grymes is not writing, reading, or blogging, she’s usually hanging out with her husband and kids, baking treats, or keeping busy with crafts. As much as she enjoys reading books, she loves watching movies and TV, and is always on the lookout for the next great sci-fi or fantasy show to watch. Her favorite part of the day is TV time in the evening with her husband and two min-pins, Jubilee and Cori. She currently lives in Kansas, where her allergies are much better than they were in Connecticut.
Kimberly has a small book blog called the Plum Report in which she reads and reviews science-fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and or dystopian books. She also enjoys taking bookstagram pictures and sharing them with the book community on Instagram.