Title: The Antidote
Author: Shelley Sackier
Date of Publication: February 5th, 2019
Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.
Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.
Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.
If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.
I absolutely loved the cover and the sound of the book! I’ll start by saying I did really like the story, and there are some twists along the way. I’m still not sure how I feel about them completely, though!
Now the one thing I felt needed more development was the characters. I liked them, but I didn’t love them. The relationship between Xavi and Fee was such a strong friendship and probably my favorite! But I think Rye and Fee needed a bit more development because I felt her chemistry with Xavi was much more developed. Also, Xavi and his romantic interest needed something more to it as well.
The writing and world building were fabulous. Again, back to the characters, but I’m just a big character driven sort of person and there need to be a little more oomph! But if you don’t mind that sort of thing, then you’ll probably like the story!
What would you do if you had magic?