I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kate Elliot’s first young adult novel, Court of Fives. Everything from the world building to the amazing array of characters made this an enchanting read.
The intricate Fives trainings and competitions made the book fast-paced and riveting. I loved how Ms. Elliot wove the theme of Fives throughout the book, giving hints to deeper meanings for the levels and symbols of the games.
The interactions between Jess and Kal on and off the Fives court gave the novel heart and took us inside the lives of two very different classes of people in this world. Jess is tough, strong, and loyal to her family, even when it is not deserved. Kal works hard to avoid living a life his family wants for him.
I look forward to the next book in this series, Poisoned Blade, which comes out on August 16, 2016. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick this one up at WorldCon that week and have Kate Elliot sign it! #MidAmeriCon2