Publisher: Chardonian Press
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 starsSerena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.
Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
I got this book from Netgalley because the cover caught my eye and then when I read what it was about I was like, “hmmmm interesting” So I requested it and got it!For some reason I was able to connect with the characters and the book almost immediately! I stayed up way past midnight to finish reading this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I LOVED this book!
MAN I enjoyed this book, and so will you!!! READ IT! I will buy it for my own collection!
Violence: moderate (there are human sacrifices and some magical beatings given from men to women)
Sexual Content: mild