Kings and Queens by Courtney Vail
e-ARC provided by the author for the book tour
Number of pages: 328
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Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.
All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.
So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.
This book is packed with action, when I started to think Majesty had found the guilt ones several other things happened and now decide how is guilt is really difficult for me. At first I thought the massacre was the only thing happening but then things escalated and Majesty is the only one trying to save people and get the bad guys.
I liked her, she’s strong and mostly a survivor after losing her father, she decided to get busy to try move on and of course she had the help of her best friends, Derek and Alec.
I liked these two. Derek is dark with emotions blocked from strange events and he also lost his mother and has to live with a father who is never around. He’s rich like most people in this town, which is a bit strange.
Alec is the complete opposite, he’s goofy and fun, and has been in love with Majesty for years, but being the good friend he knows she is in love with Derek and tries to help.
Majesty suffered the entire book and still tried to find justice and get ride of the creepiest following her. Crazy thing, a bit strange after a discovered the reasons.And I didn’t like the reasons, but I cheered when Majesty finally won.
Books in this Series:
#1 – Kings and Queens
#2 – Sapphire Reign
“Crap. I was hopin’ all things ugly had been raptured, but you’re still muckin’ up the planet.”
“We must share the same faith, honey. ’Cause beauty checked out when you showed up.”