Monday, 14 September 2015

The Sacrifice by AJ Nuest

The second Faedrah Austiere walked into his life off the canvas, everything in Rhys McEleod’s world stopped making sense. Not only does her story sound like a Grimm’s fairy tale, evidently he’s been cast as the villain. If that isn’t enough, the mirror inside that old, beat up armoire at her uncle’s condo is supposedly a doorway to another world. Ever since the pathway opened, something inside him has seemed…off. If what his muse says is true, they are headed for an epic showdown, but he isn’t about to let her go. Nothing is more important than Faedrah’s protection, even if her parents refuse to accept him. 

Though certain their fates are bound by more than the golden key Princess Faedrah wears around her neck, it is paramount Rhys’ true identity be kept secret. Should news of his bloodline ever reach her kingdom, their entire quest to save her people could be lost. Their only hope to prove his loyalty is to steal the map to the dark lord’s Crystal Crypt. Yet her plan endangers her beloved more than the accusations he faces in her kingdom and, to escape evil’s grasp, she and Rhys must take a leap of faith beyond her wildest imagination.

I would like to thank Harper Impulse for approving me to read this book on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

In this the second book in the series Faedrah and Rhys need to return to Faedrahs own world and Rhys is determined to do whatever it takes to protect Faedrah.

As with all of AJ's books I was instantly transported to a different world and became involved in their story.  I loved that both Caedmon and Rowena are back too.  Some of the scenes in this story had be laughing out loud especially when they land in Austiere and Faedrah's 'uncles' and the King take a dislike to Rhys.

The sexual tension literally explodes of the page as the story unfolds.  I love that Faedrah is kick ass and strong but she also has a vulnerable side that Rhys just wants to protect.  Rhys well he is swoon worthy as was Caedmon in the previous series.  I love that this was also written from Rhys POV.

I would like also to say sorry for taking so long to post my review as I read this book way back in April/May time.


Multi-published, award winning author, AJ Nuest resides in a small farming community in NW Indiana. A wife, mother and freelance editor, she shares her home with a variety of spoiled-rotten pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship.


  1. Jo!!!! Thank you so much for this fabulous and generous review!!! You are the BEST! Completely made my day! xoxo

    1. You're welcome honey, rest of the series coming up this week too xx

  2. Oh boy. Exploding sexual tension? This sounds like a book I'm going to hate to love...when that's done well, there is nothing better. A book that transports you is the best book too...I don't read much contemporary or realistic fiction...when I pick up a novel, I want to go some place wonderful and impossible! It sounds like AJ Nuest takes you there :)

    1. You should read these Audrey, they are definitly a great mix of fantasy and romance. Everything AJ writes about is so believable, I want to meet a Rhys or a Caedmon xx