The Wolf and The Water (Deluge #1)
by Josie Jaffrey
What is it about:
Some secrets are worth killing for
The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.
Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city's high priest. She's determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.
Kala's new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.
With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.
If she doesn't move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.
What did I think of it:
This is a really cool read.
The setting is based on Greek mythology and the way Jaffrey describes things I could easily picture everything.
Kala loved her father, so when he suddenly dies and her mother is forced to remarry Kala tries to investigate her father's death. What she uncovers is more than she bargained for,
I loved Kala. She had a hard life, even with a loving father and a more than loyal servant to stand by her. This makes that she keeps going even when things get difficult and dangerous. Her relationship with her servant Melissa was really touching to read. I think I even fell a bit in love with Melissa.
Then there's Leon and his sister. They were very interesting characters as well. I was invested in Kala discovering the truth and find a way to be happy and surrounded by people who love and support her.
All in all a suspenseful and atmospheric story that gripped me and wouldn't let go until I reached the end.
You bet I will get my trotters on the next book!
Why should you read it:
It's a suspenseful and cool YA Fantasy read.
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