Kimber Leigh Reads

I read and review mostly YA and New Adult any genre within. My favorite's usually have a good romance element.

Review: Honor Among Orcs by Amalia Dillin

Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) - Amalia Dillin

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Honor Among Orcs is a sweeping romantic fantasy featuring two characters as alike on the inside as they are different on the outside.

Arianna is a princess with no freedom and no hope for the future. She suffers her father's cruelty, which runs not only to beatings but giving her company to nobles for their entertainment. She is battered and bruised in body, but her spirit remains. Inspiring really-- she is one of those characters who the reader can't help but rally behind. Bolthorn may be called a monster by humans, being an orc and all. But there is nothing monstrous about his personality. Though he knows that Arianna is his only chance for freedom, he still cares about her welfare and happiness from the beginning of their encounters.

The prose is beautifully written with an old world charm that sucks the reader into the story. Vivid descriptions become a bit repetitive at times, especially if you're the type of reader looking for fast-paced action. The story progresses slowly as Arianna and Bolthorn plot and plan their escape. I'm a bit impatient, and there were times when I wanted to give Arianna a swift kick to get things moving faster.

This is truly a sweeping epic fantasy with lots of adventure and a rather sweet romance. Though it moved a tad slower than I liked, I still really enjoyed the plot. Arianna and Bolthorn are great characters. If you like fantasy romance, be sure to add Honor Among Orcs to your TBR list.