YA Book Review–Betrayal (Kings of Renown Book 1)
I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading Julia Fugate’s Betrayal, Kings of Renown Book 1. It’s a great inspirational fantasy exploring what might happen if humans and angels bore hybrid children, and their normal teen lives became intertwined in the battle of good and evil.
Cross a hint of curious, a touch of sweet, and an abundance of rebel, and Inara Mason pops off the page. When she finds a strange, powerful blue-tinged diamond its attraction grips her, and she realizes her mother must have been an angel.
Her curiosity is stifled by her overprotected father, and Leo, one of the wayward boy’s he’s helped to get back on his feet.
As she seeks answers about the diamond, she crosses paths with Tara Cox, whose father is stifling in a different, more sinister way. Tara struggles to fit in with the popular, beautiful Inara, but they find a connection deeper than either of them could ever imagine.
As they attempt the difficult choreography of navigating teen romance and peer pressure, they must learn to embrace what makes them different and the danger that comes with it.
Betrayal is a clean, realistic portrayal of teen angst and the growth that arises from facing challenges that are larger than life.
I recommend it without reservation, although some of the teen challenges may be too mature for young readers.