The Council by Kayla Krantz
The Council follows in a similar vein to the Divergent series. There are separate covens and each coven has a primary ability in which they can do magic. There is a also a ruling group (the Council) and a rebel group. The main character, Lillith, is a strong character, just discovering her own unique and unexpected abilities.
LIillith is a witch who is powerful enough to overcome her disability, a childhood injury to her leg that had been caused by magic. The daughter of Unequipped parents, she is not expected to have any magical abilities That all changes at the Arcane Ceremony, where she and everyone around her are shocked when five goblets light up, each relating to a different power.
Mysteries about why she has these magical powers when she comes from Unequipped (non-magical) parents, her parents refusal to give her information on her injury, and the strange witch that shows up at the ceremony lead the reader into wanting to know more.
I love the idea of witches living in this dystopian world of separate covens being able to harness separate powers related to their individual element. I found Kayla Krantz’s writing drew me in and I found it hard to put down. I was dying to find out what was really going on and what was going to happen next!
I would have like to have seen more development between the characters Clio and Helena. I am excited to read Book 2 when it comes out
I received The Council as an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I’d like to thank Kayla for the opportunity to read this awesome book!
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