New Fantasy Romance Book, Beneath the Starlit Sea Review

This new adult fantasy romance book with a sorceress protagonist has me intrigued. Let's dive into the waters of this mini-review

If you know me, you'll know I'm a huge fan of fantasy books. High fantasy, cozy fantasy, it doesn't really matter. Moreover, I'm a sucker for fantasy romance even more. When I saw the new adult fantasy romance book, Beneath the Starlit Sea, the summary and beautiful cover had me infatuated.

Ultimately, it seemed like my type of fantasy romance book. A strong, female protagonist with a beautiful world to explore seemed right up my alley. Is it too good to be true or will it secure a spot in my favorite fantasy novels of this year?

Let's find out if this will be one of the best adult fantasy romances of this year

The romance left much to be desired. I can handle some unrealism in rom-com books, however in a book such as this that deals with high stakes and dark themes, the unrealistic relationship is much to be desired. It breaks the immersion and doesn’t fit. Furthermore, the best way to describe it is it just kind of happens.

The wording and mental imagery were absolutely beautiful. The flowy language absolutely enamored me. However, it was not enough to make up for the subpar character development, plotting and scattered pacing.

Final Thoughts and Rating

In conclusion, the premise for this book was fascinating, it just needed a bit more refining on certain points. I enjoyed the fantasy romance novel for what it was. It's certainly not the worst and I have faith that with a litter more refining, it could be one of the best of this year. I would definitely give another novel by Nicole Bea another try. Nicole Bea's writing style and use of words took my breath away.

(2.5 rounded up to 3 stars)

I want to thank NetGalley for giving me an ERC in exchange for an honest review

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The cover of the new adult fantasy romance book Beneath the Starlit Sea by Nicole Bea. It shows a red haired woman turning to the side with roses and thorns surrounding her
The cover of Beneath the Starlit Sea by Nicole Bea. Isn't the cover just gorgeous?

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