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QBD Reviews: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Step into a magical adventure.

Over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with Kiersten White’s historical fiction and retellings. So when I heard that she would be doing an Arthurian retelling, I knew that I needed to read it. And I’m so glad that I did because The Guinevere Deception was fantastic.

The Guinevere Deception follows Guinevere as she arrives in Camelot to start her life as Arthur’s wife and Queen. But everything isn’t always what it seems. Guinevere isn’t just Arthur’s wife, but now also his protector. Her real identity is a secret, and she has to navigate court intrigue and all the attempts to save the city that many want to see fall. And it isn’t just humans that want Camelot, but magic as well. But what started as a job, might turn into something much more and Guinevere might end up doing just about everything to save Arthur and Camelot.

Guinevere was a really interesting protagonist and I loved her. For most of The Guinevere Deception, the reader is in the dark on a lot of things, including who Guinevere really is. And that is what made her character so intriguing. She was an unreliable narrator and I love seeing that. Because it gets the reader really think. We don’t know if the person that she is showing is anything like her true self. But as the novel goes on, the reader is slowly able to see who Guinevere truly is. I loved her feistiness and her willingness to protect Arthur and those she grew to love in Camelot.

I loved falling into the world of Kings and Queens. Of Knights and Magic. Of Camelot and King Arthur. It’s a magical journey that leaves the reader hanging with so many questions but also wants them begging for more. The Guinevere Deception is a series to watch out for, because you never know what is going to happen next.

Angelique, Broadmeadows QBD

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An intriguing and intricate thriller told from the perspective of a child in the throes of a Victorian survivalist cult and a woman who has escaped her past and is attempting to rebuild her identity. This novel was fast paced and I found myself so emotionally invested in these two characters. It was a such a page turner and I was blown away!

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