The Key

The Key Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens but make no mistake this is no fairytale His father s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center

  • Title: The Key
  • Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
  • ISBN: 9781940534213
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake this is no fairytale.His father s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he s falling in love with or the kingdom he haWithin these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake this is no fairytale.His father s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past All she wants is to be free What she doesn t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can t afford to pay She s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else his brother.Seventeen year old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death Nineteen year old Darmik is the king s son and Commander of the King s Army He spends his days roving the island, doing his father s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden Darmik s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family.As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik s family In Darmik s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems Locked in the king s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle When Darmik shows up, she s not sure if she can trust him The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom if she can manage to stay alive long enough.

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    1. “The word is to be prepared.The key will arrive.We must all be ready.”A conquered kingdom.A nation on the brink of civil war.A soldier prince tired of killing.A lost heir.And a court full of enemies.The result?Young Adult fantasy at its finest.“Surely,fighting for what was right and what one believed in was worth the risk.Because if no one stood up against this tyranny,it would continue until they eventually lost their land,livelihood,and homes.”Seventeen years ago,Greenwood Island fell [...]

    2. This book blew me away. As a fantasy lover, this had it all. Kings, Castles, hidden princesses and a killer romance. Oh and the CLIFF HANGER AT THE END OMG JENNIFER HOW COULD YOU!Jokes, love you and this book.A engrossing fantasy with a kick ass female protagonist that would put Beyonce's confidence to shame. Wonderful world building and interesting story telling. Give me the rest of the series.

    3. I am completely disappointed. What a one-dimensional story. Not everything is black and white. I didn't particularly like any of the characters. The mystery was too obvious and the insta-love made me want to stop reading it. I justI just don't even know what to say. I don't want too sound too harsh or anything but the writing wasn't that good and the characters were either brave and perfect or evil and completely flawed. I am probably not going to read the sequel. Also, everyone who's saying tha [...]

    4. 4.5 StarsHere’s a few things you need to know about The Key when you start it. It’s a series, so yes the book will end on a cliffhanger. I’m not spoiling anything from you because that warning was screamed at me prior to reading the book.This is a YA book, so the steam is not there and the romance is mild, but plenty good in my opinion.There’s a lot that goes on in the book, but it worked for me completely.Reading YA fantasy books are something you have to be in the mood for and I was on [...]

    5. I can pretty much sum up this book the following way: DAMNYOUCLIFFHANGERSBUTHOLYHELLTHATWASAMAZEBALLS. I went into this book knowing it was outside of my typical genre. I honestly anticipated a bit of a fluffy Romeo and Juliet-esque type of read. I couldn't have been more wrong. Jennifer Anne Davis absolutely blew me away with The Key. The character development was phenomenal, the plot was an absolute page turner and the heroine was probably one of my ALL TIME favorites. It is typically very har [...]

    6. 6 out of 10 ревью на русском/review in russianTrue Reign (Истинная власть):— The Key (Ключ) #1/3— ЯED (ЙЫНСАРК) #2/3— War (Война) #3/3Reign of Secrets (Царство тайн):— Cage of Deceit (Клетка обмана) #1/3— Cage of Darkness (Клетка тьмы) #2/3— Untitled (Без названия) #3/3

    7. 4.5 Stars I loved THE KEY so much! I was actually very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Not because it didn't sound fantastic, because it did, but I kept putting it off for years, thinking it was one of those books that sounded fantastic, but turn out to be a load of junk. But I am so happy to say that was NOT the case here with THE KEY! Not at all, the complete opposite to be exact!The world-building is what captivated me from the very beginning. I love a thick-plotted world with evil kings [...]

    8. DNF at 60% Okay I really tried to finish reading this book. There were so many great reviews, but this didn't work out for me. I really hoped it would, but there were so many tropes and cliches I couldn't handle. So I really don't want to be harsh while reviewing this, but at the same time, I must explain few reasons why this didn't work out for me. ✖ The inta-love is so instant that the moment they looked at each other they were in love. They barely spoke, and directly afterward, the MC's tho [...]

    9. Are you in the mood for an all-absorbing fantasy series? This book has EVERYTHING I wanted in an easy-to-binge and pick up novel.-Relatable, fierce, and admirable characters-Enticing plot-Stellar writing-Plot twists galore-Action -Court politics-Searing romancePick this one up!!

    10. I somehow stumbled upon this freebie yesterday. Holy hell, this book is fantastic!! I love finding these unknown gems. And bonuse trilogy is complete! On to book two!

    11. The Key is a riveting and breath-taking journey of an ordinary young girl who turns out to be anything but ordinary. Her story is one of bitter betrayal, profound love, and fierce determination. It is not one to be ignored or taken light, so heed this warning. Now, enter this story at the risk of your own heart, but don’t let that make you shy away from the adventure and passion that awaits you.Rema could be considered as just another peasant girl. She was raised by her aunt and uncle into the [...]

    12. I devoured this book but OMG that ending!!! I was left dumbstruck that it ended how it did! I hate cliffhangers in books but this book is too good to hate! Everything about it was amazing!I'm not going to say too much about the plot for fear of ruining it so I'm going to just start with everything I loved!!Rema was such a sweetheart and I loved her character. She is so nice and sweet but she isn't afraid to stand up for herself and what she thinks is right. My heart broke for her when she was "r [...]

    13. Rating: 1.5 StarsI'm being generous with my grade. Yes, the premise was interesting and the writing made it easy to breeze through the book. However, there wasn't much book to breeze through. Not much happens in my opinion. The characters were not very complex and it was obvious who the good guys and bad guys were. No real character development. No world building outside the bare minimum. Not enough description overall.I was very intrigued about 'the key' but the author didn't delve into that my [...]

    14. 4 1/2 stars: The Key (True Reign #1) is the story of Rema, the lost princess hidden as a commoner and the face of a revolution against the evil King. Only problem, Rema does not know her royal status and she is in love with the King's son Prince Darmick and engaged, against her will, to the King's wicked eldest son Prince Lennek. This story is a tangled web of secrets hidden in royal tattoos and anagrams. It is an easy, clean read that I would highly recommend to all ages and it is totally appro [...]

    15. I love when an author can go from writing one style to another and Jennifer Anne Davis did it beautifully! This book is so different from The Voice and that would be a difficult book to top. But she accomplished that goal! This book is full of action, suspense, and my favorite, love. Her writing is so beautiful, it made me feel like I was right there with the characters. I felt the bonds that were created between the characters and the pain of the secrets that were kept from each other. I highly [...]

    16. I found this little gem while cruising Audible and was instantly hooked! If you're a fan of YA Fantasy, I can't recommend this one enough. It has a tough but likable heroine, a strong hero, and villain I loved to hate. The storyline flows really well and found myself unable to put it down. It has a great cliffhanger, and I'm diving right in to book 2.Thanks to Paula for confirming this book's greatness!Audible Notes: Loved the accent of Michelle Michaels! She is an excellent narrator.

    17. 4.5 stars!This book has everything I love!Handsome prince.Strong willed and stubborn heroine. Politics, pretty dresses, betrayal, jealousy, secrets. I can just go on and on. But you can read for yourself FREE on your Kindle! So really you have NO excuse not to try it and see how you feel! Rema was so easy to fall in love with. Full of life and confidence, yet a realistic person. She's not super strong, no powers, can't fight. She's just a normal girl forced into this horrible situation and deal [...]

    18. Actual Rating: 3.5Overall I thought The Key was a pretty decent book. It had a. nice plot, a little romance and a little mystery. The only real reason I gave this book a 3.5 star instead of something higher was that Jennifer Anne Davis seems to have a bit of a show don't tell issue in the novel. There were several instances where I wish she would show us the information rather than explaining it in a narrative, or have one of the characters explain it. It would have made for a much better and en [...]

    19. **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: bookbriefs**The Key is the first book in the True Reign series by Jennifer Anne Davis. The True Reign series is a young adult fantasy series. Jennifer Anne Davis' Reign of Secrets series is my all time favorite young adult fantasy series. The Reign of Secrets series is the story of Princess Alyssa, which is the daughter of the couple in the True Reign series. So even though the two series can be read separately and can stand on their own, t [...]

    20. This ebook was free on at the time that I bought itbut I just checked and it's $3 now. Oh, well. It's still a good buy! The plot itself was extremely engaging - albeit not particularly original - to the point where I found myself speed-reading toward the end because I was breathless with wanting to know what was going to happen next. My main gripe with this book was while the story might have been entertaining, the actual execution of it was marked by young-sounding narrative and prose. THE STO [...]

    21. 4.5 Stars!!!I feel that before I start with my review, there are a few things that I need to address right off the bat.1.) I DID receive a copy of this book for MY honest review.2.) I absolutely can NOT stand YA. I’m sorry it’s just not my cup of tea.3.) I completely hate cliffhangers.4.) I am completely IN LOVE with this book and can’t wait for the next book!Now that I have those out of the way, I will start with my review.When I first started reading this book, the switching of the POV [...]

    22. I was looking for a change of pace for my reading list. I've read a lot a paranormal, dystopian, and contemporary fiction lately. So when I saw this book, I was immediately drawn to it. It looked like a classic medieval fantasy--something I hadn't read in a while, but absolutely love. But, like the synopsis says, this is no fantasy it was better!!! This is a book about the brutalities of war, the oppression of a people living under tyrannical rule, and the life and death of ordinary people livin [...]

    23. *This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*This book is your next MUST READ! A cover to cover, could not put it down, even if I tried kind of read. The characters just jump of the pages and the craving to know what happens next is intense. No words in this book are superfluous (apart from the last 4 but I will get to those) so read them carefully. Even the prologue offers clues that can help you try and unscramble the mysteries held within the pages that demand yo [...]

    24. All can i say is when the next part coming out :)This story is told from multiple points of view which the author does a great job of transitioning between as you move through the story. The story kept me enthralled i am very invested in the characters in this story. I really felt like i was in the story line all the way up to the end and fair warning this is a great build up to what i am sure is going to be a fantastic 3 part story. I am hooked, if you like the story of Anastasia then you will [...]

    25. This was a great book. It had so much action, mystery, and some romance. Rema is such a strong young lady and she goes through so much in this story. She doesn't know she's a long lost princess, but she damn sure acts like it. She's experiencing romance with Darmik, but is engaged to the PSYCHOPATH Lennek ( aka Darmik's brother drama). Darmik needs to figure out if he'll continue to be loyal to his evil family or to his kingdom. And Lennek just needs a sword to the gut, like yesterday. The cliff [...]

    26. Awesome awesome awesome!!! wow!! I loved the ending tooeveryone moans and groans about cliff hangers but she does it so well at the end that u can't think of anything else but hurrying up and opening the next bookwhich I'm going to go do as soon as possible!!

    27. This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.I can’t come up with the words needed to express my love for this book. The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis is one incredible journey. Greenwood Island is a land divided into several regions by a merciless ruler, King Barjon. Once prosperous and open, King Barjon has overthrown the once ruling family and begun an oppressive and brutal regime. Rema is the seventeen-year-old niece of a horse merchant and his wife, who realizes sh [...]

    28. This was really a 2.5 for me as I did not much enjoy it. There were places where I skipped five or six pages at once and I never do that. Nothing was happening and it was boring. Since I started with negatives, I will finish them and there are some positives which I will put below. I did not care for the fact that Renna's aunt and uncle were not telling her the all important fact of who she was. They felt she was old enough to marry, but not to know that she is the lone surviving member of the m [...]

    29. I was completely drawn to this book by it's cover as if it were calling my name just begging to be read. I wondered what surprise might be behind that cover and if I had really chose to pick it up or if by some force unknown to me it had just appeared to me. I knew one thing at this point I had to know the story behind the cover that had me in it's grasp. The Key had unlocked a magical wonderful world to me one of time gone by were girls really became princess's and king ruled the land. Make no [...]

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