Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the second book in the exciting YA Fantasy series and it does not disappoint. The book delves deeper into Guinevere’s role in Camelot. To complicate matters, the real Guinevere’s younger sister shows up in Camelot and refuses to leave.

Guinevere goes on adventures in this book, which brings her closer to her maid Brangien and her knight Lancelot. Her relationships with both are tested, and come out stronger in the end. I really like her relationships with both women. Guinevere learns a bit more about what her magic can do, but the strength of it frightens her. Guinevere’s relationship with Arthur also grows deeper. After being constantly sidelined by duty, the couple finally takes the time to talk with each other about their relationship.

The danger of the Dark Queen still lurks over Camelot, and toward the end Guinevere makes a decision that may change the fate of Camelot forever. It also leaves the reader with one heck of a cliffhanger! So cruel of the author!!

I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the last one. It is well written and is a quick and easy read. As with most YA books, there is no sex and the violence is very muted and “off-camera”. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, now is a great time to get going and read both books.

I really look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Thank you to Random House Children’s/Delacort Press and NetGalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.