ARC Review--White Knight by Kelly Meade

Kelly Meade, author of Grey Bishop and Black Rook, continues her Cornerstone Run saga…

Checkmate…


Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace.

Held prisoner by her hybrid half-sisters and forced to care for an unknown child, Shay Butler’s quarterly is approaching but a silver-laced collar prevents her from shifting. As her time draws closer, her sanity begins to slip.

The opportunity to rescue Shay arrives when Magus enemy Archimedes Atwood requests a parley to discuss ways to end the conflict between their people and stop the rogue hybrids. Alpha Bishop McQueen agrees, bringing his brothers together to form a plan that will bring Shay home to Knight, stop the final two hybrids—and finally bring Archimedes to justice once and for all…


I received this ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.


Kelly Meade concludes the Cornerstone Run Trilogy with the final brother's, Knight, tale.  White Knight while told from many different points of view, has a more focused point on Knight and Shay like we've seen from the previous two. And while I have enjoyed this trilogy greatly, for some reason White Knight just didn't live up to the thrills and enjoyment of Black Rook.

Knight is a broken character. He's been hurt in the worst way, but then Shay is a broken character as well. It was sort of fitting that these two would find one another after so much pain had been inflicted upon them. It's been a month since the events of Gray Bishop and Shay has been kidnapped by her "sisters" the half-breeds, and while she's not being harmed in their care, she's not being taken care of either. She's forced to care for an infant that's left in her prison and all the while Shay is collared with silver, unable to change when her quarterly shift is near.

I do have to warn you that the pacing to this one was rather slow. Knight and Shay are separated for a great deal of time. Knight is going crazy with worry over Shay and wants to go out and find her despite the risk to himself. And Shay is trying her best to get back to him as well.

And after some chapters, the two are reunited again, but even then things remain at a slow, steady pace. It's almost painfully slow. You know this is the last book, so you know a showdown with the half-breed sisters is coming, but there's not a lot of buildup to it.

Instead we get a lot more time with Shay and Knight. They each try to work through their issues in order to be together and this was admirable, despite the pacing. I loved how these two characters were able to heal one another. They both endured terrible things and yet, they were still able to find one another through it all.

All things come together in the ending to this one. We finally see some twists and shocks and action in the conclusion! Everything comes to fruition here! And I have to admit to enjoying the ending itself. While I wish the "showdown" could've been drawn out a bit more, I enjoyed seeing where everyone stands in the final ending. It was heartwarming to say the least!

This was a fun trilogy that I enjoyed greatly! There were the ups and downs, but overall it was a fun read! Highly worth reading too should you be in the market for a werewolf read! I loved being able to get to know each brother and watch them through their trials, struggles, and of course, victories! It's a trilogy with emotions going all over the place. I also enjoyed being able to continue to see and be with each brother despite the other two not being in the spotlight. It was a fun and refreshing trilogy!


Overall Rating 4/5 stars


White Knight releases January 20, 2015






2 comments:

  1. This is the first time I've even heard of this trilogy and it sounds really exciting! I'm glad you enjoyed it Jessica, and fantastic review! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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  2. Oh I've finished it thiw week and it was a nice discovery as well. I liked to follow Knight, it's a complex character and to see his relationship with Shay evolve. Great review!

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