4 Stars for The Cup And The Blade: Coming Into Power (Volume 1) #YoungAdult #Horror #DarkFantasy

The Cup and The Blade (Book 1 Coming Into Power)

 

Synopsis:

Finding hidden treasure is supposed to be a prosperous event, not life threatening. But when two young lovers find a buried treasure, it sends them on an epic adventure for salvation from a dark, deadly force who wants nothing more than to come back into power in human form. Kensie Wild is only days away from turning eighteen, an event she looks forward to with much anticipation. One evening, Kensie and her boyfriend, Caleb uncover an ancient chest buried in her backyard. Breaking the lock, they discover a chalice, a knife, and a piece of papyrus with a recipe for tea. Opening the box unwittingly released the spirit of an evil Sorcerer locked away by Kensie’s ancestor. Now, he is determined to exact his revenge. As evil takes hold of her mother and settles in Kensie’s mind, she finds herself on a quest to rebury the newfound treasure in sacred ground, accompanied by Caleb, the advice of her grandmother, and the spirit of her ancestor. Three generations of living family descendants must fight against a terrifying enemy who created the first zombies known to mankind. Kensie is forced to stand against him and return the box to the burial grounds from which this evil spawned. Can Kensie vanquish the Sorcerer and fight the zombies who do his bidding and still save her mother? Or will she succumb to the temptation of the Dark One to the world’s utter ruin?

My Review:

Kensie and her boyfriend Caleb find a box which holds a buried treasure.  But once they open this box they find out what evil darkness is held inside it.  Now with this book you will get suspense, action and dark fantasy.

There are evil forces In this book that cause Kensie to do some bad things but I did not think anything was too scary and it should be okay for young adults to read. This is probably going to sound bad but I honestly really wanted to know more about the Dark Sorcerer. There was just something about his character that really interested me.

Caleb and Kenzie really go through a lot in this book from “Zombies” and other things that keep trying to stop them from putting the “treasure” back where it belongs.. I do not know if I would call this book scary but it definitely grabbed me from the start and I could not put it down.  I also love fantasy novels, especially dark fantasy so this book I have to say even though I am usually not a huge fan of young adult books, I thought the way this author wrote this story and these characters was amazing and I ended up really liking this book!

I would recommend this book to those who love a really good fantasy novel that has witchcraft, a dark sorcerer, that for me at least you end up wanting to know so much more about and a little bit of horror too!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a honest review!

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