Ruled by Blood
I could have altered the course of fate. I could have saved the Unseelie queen. I didn’t.
Vlari has always known her place: as far away from court as the unseelie queen can send her.
The youngest royal, born in an impoverished household, she endeavored to earn her keep as an assistant and stay out of trouble.
Dark, striking, and with a hidden agenda, Drusk definitely qualifies as trouble, but he refuses to leave her alone, clashing with her at every corner.
Then the world implodes around her.
With friends and foe by her side, she can fade with rest of the unseelie kingdom, or protect a court that has never cared for her.
Rating 3.5 Stars
Ruled by Blood is a fantasy book set in the land of Tenebris, with Nevlaria Bane (Vlari), an incredibly powerful pixie, as the main character. May Sage built an incredible world with wonderful characters. I found Vlari to be a very relatable character, and Drusk was immediately identified as the attractive but mysterious love interest. I am always a fan of a good enemies to lovers trope, so I really enjoyed the interactions between Vlari and Drusk. The storyline was very fast paced and the book is split into two volumes, with volume one leaving you with a giant cliffhanger (thank goodness for volume two!). I also really enjoyed that volume one was from Vlari’s POV and then switched to Drusk’s POV in the second.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would suggest it for people who are fans of Holly Black’s Folk of the Air, or any other books having to do with Faerie realms!