Kingdom of Souls Book Review

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Kingdom of Souls, #1
Length: 496 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]


Explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the power necessary to fight the mother she has never been good enough for.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas, Tomi Adeyemi and Black Panther


Arrah is a young woman from a long line of the most powerful witch doctors in the land. But she fails at magic, fails to call upon the ancestors and can’t even cast the simplest curse.

Shame and disappointment dog her.

When strange premonitions befall her family and children in the kingdom begin to disappear, Arrah undergoes the dangerous and scorned process of selling years of her life for magic. This borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal and a danger beyond what she could have imagined. Now Arrah must find a way to master magic, or at least buy it, in order to save herself and everything she holds dear.

An explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend with a twist you will never see coming.

When Kingdom of Souls was first announced, I was positive that I was really going to enjoy it and the book would become one of my favorites. It has mythology and magic and a plot where magic is needed to make something right. It has almost everything I enjoy to read.

I do have to admit that it did take me a while to read and get into the story. I’m not sure if I was just not into at the beginning but as I made progress through the story, I got into it more. Perhaps it was the pacing of the story at the beginning where I was wishing the story would just move a little bit faster. However, this was not much of a problem later on.

I have really enjoyed the character of Arrah and learning her story. Descending from two powerful lines, Arrah does not get any magical abilities of her own, something her mother doesn’t approve of. When trouble arise, Arrah sacrifices her life to save everyone she can. Arrah was incredibly brave and courageous to do this and because of this, has gone through a lot of character development.

Although the beginning may be a bit rocky, this read was completely worth it by the end. It has a lot of world building, mythology, and plenty of twists. Based on that ending, I cannot wait for the next book. I am positive that I will enjoy it.

6 thoughts on “Kingdom of Souls Book Review

  1. I really did love this book except for one part but it is spoilery so I don’t really talk about it on the public timeline. Having said that I do want to see what happens in book two, and how it plays out.

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