Thursday, 14 February 2013

Tangled Web by Crista McHugh

Azurha, a former slave turned deadliest assassin in the empire, has just been offered the ultimate challenge--seduce, then murder the new Emperor. But Titus is not the tyrant his forefathers were, and his radical ideas might be the glimmer of hope the empire needs.

Titus Sergius Flavus has yet to master the powerful magic of his ancestors--magic he must wield if he's to protect his people--but his father's death has left him no choice. Rule the Deizian Empire and attempt to right his ancestors' wrongs, or watch her fall to his greedy kin.

More than just Titus' ideas hold Azurha captive. Night after night, he awakens desires she thought lost, and uncovers the magic of her hidden lineage. As her deadline approaches, Azurha is forced to make an impossible decision--complete her job and kill the man she loves, or fail and forfeit both their lives.

This book was very well written and the story was fabulous. 
I didn't want to put this down until i had finished it. 
Even though i worked out most of the outcomes of certain events, Crista still added in a little something each time so you were still surprised.
Azurha was a great character, she was likable and you understood the reason behind the person she was.
There were some great laugh out loud moments from Titus and he was a character you didn't expect. Kind and caring whereas i thought he was going to be ruthless.
The only thing i could say about this book was that it left some questions unanswered, things that were hinted at in the book but never revealed or concluded. Titus mentions something about his father becoming sick, practically over night, which hints to the reader that perhaps there was some fowl play, but this is never touched upon again. I don't know if Crista is planning on clearing this up in the second book, but i am dying to find out. 
Will defiantly be waiting on the sequel!


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