on October 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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Twice a year, the alien Lord Toric demands a selection of human women between the ages of 18 and 20 to compete in the Tournament of the Offered for a place in his harem. Maya must get through just one more selection and then she can marry the man of her dreams. She should have been safe, but when a young woman who was supposed to compete dies the day of the selection, Maya is forced into the Tournament.
Now she must compete against women who have been training for the Tournament for years to hone their skills of poise, charm, cunning, and seduction. And there is only one winner in the Tournament. The losers will be sacrificed.
Thrown into the fight of her life with no preparation, Maya must shed her innocence and win Lord Toric’s favor. Will she survive the first round, or will she pay the ultimate price for her inexperience?
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Why the Hunger Games gif, you ask? Because that’s what this book reminds me of. Well, a tiny part of it. BUT I definitely love this book. Imagine if a group of god-like people helped save your Earth, and in exchange, humans have to send up a couple of people every few years to battle it out. You could either die or live. And when you live, you get to become the prince’s concubine (if you’re a female) or his slave (if you’re a male). I guess, the only good thing about this whole competition is that male and female do not compete against each other. So, at the end, one male and one female will win.
For a person who never took part in any training, the main female character, Maya was pretty much amazing. And no, she wasn’t super duper flawless with mad skills. You can actually see that she’s untrained, but she used her wits to save herself and others. She was humble too, but like I said, she has her own flaws that made her seem more real. More relate-able. (Is that a word? O_O) But yeah.
I DEFINITELY LOVE THE WHOLE STORY LINE. And I actually read this book in one sitting and finished it under 2 hours. GO ME. HAHAHA. I can’t wait to read the continuation!