Original Title: Banished
Year Published: 2014
Published by: Tor UK
Number of Pages: 400
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…
Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.
This book started off slow for me. It took me a chapter or two before I really got into it. It did also have some bits that weren’t keeping the same quality as the rest of the book which lowered the overall reading experience a bit. It is still a great book to read and I definitely enjoyed it.
Kit is a pretty cool character. She has some typical whiny teenage moments but overall she is an interesting and fun character to read about.
I would have loved to learn more about the Blackhart family and their history. It felt like there was so much left hanging, things that could have easily been fixed or addressed within the book.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.