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The Jealously of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey
Synopsis: The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes.
The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame.
It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of the aether magic he wields, they enact a subtler scheme: kidnap his wife. In her place, Delilee will pretend to be the chieftess and spy on the Sachem.
Unaware of this plot against her husband, Jalice is whisked away by Annilasia. Pleading with her captor proves futile, and she rejects Annilasia’s delusional accusations against the chief. After all, the Sachem has brought peace to the land.
Yet a dangerous truth hides in Jalice’s past. As she and Annilasia flee through a forest of insidious threats, they must confront the evil plaguing the tribes and the events that unleashed it.
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Series: A Disaster of Dokojin #1
Links: Amazon/Book Depository/Goodreads
“No star dies without a burst of final light. No constellation forms without a future meaning.”
Because of school is driving me to the pits of craziness, I forgot all about this tour until I got a reminder. And like always, I raced to finish the book which was terrible for my strained eyes now. But honestly I was actually really connected with this book, and liked it for the most part, until my brain questioned so many things.
There were quite a bit of terms in this book. I noticed that quite a bit in the beginning, but it wasn’t explained very well. Who are these different people and tribes? What is aether magic? There were so many unfamiliar terms that I didn’t how they belonged, what was happening minus that a group of people were ruling, and Jalice’s husband was leader of it.
The characters were interesting. All I have is I really didn’t like Jalice and she was really difficult to like, which I hope it was because of the lies she had to unravel. She kinda acted rich, spoiled and and quite prosperous. Annilasia was probably one of my favorite characters mostly because she’s this trained assassin, and had a very hard life.
The book was always going forward, and I really liked that. It starts as Dehlee and Annilasia kidnapping Jalice, so that was really interesting. And it got better than that, though by the last third I got bored, and din’t know what was happening. Probably because I was skimming and my eyes were strained.
This book was really interesting and I liked it. It kept moving forward, and kept me on my toes, though the last third of it lost me, due to strained eyes, but I’m curious to see what will happen in the next book. There was a lack of world-building in it, and so many different names introduced that I didn’t know what is what and it plays out at all. The characters were a mix, as I hated Jalice but I liked Annilasia.
TW: Deceptions of blood, lying, assassin, kidnapping, fantasy violence, death of family member (off-page), use of drugs, death of a brother (mentioned)
Rep: Nonbinary side character, Brown side characters
- Adult Dark Fantasy
About the Author:
Bio: I’m a huge geek.
I love Star Wars (yes even the dreadful prequels. Don’t judge me, but I actually thought The Phantom Menace was good…)
I’ve read all the Harry Potter books and enjoyed all the movies.
I was obsessed with the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings movies, and forced my mom to watch them with me.
I have watched the Behind-the-Scenes bonus features for Jurassic Park, most of the Star Wars movies, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I live in North Carolina, where the weather tends to act bizarre when transitioning between seasons. I live with my two best friends, along with three cats and two dogs (the cats and dogs are spoiled rotten).
What’s your Adult Dark fantasy? Have you read this book? Want to read it? Tell me in the comments!
About the Blogger:
Lori is an advocate for all things diverse to help those who are in the margins. She loves reading, but music holds a dear place in her heart. She is a teenager in high school, a feminist, and is in the LGBTQ+ community. Uses she/her or they/them pronouns 🌈