The Traitor's Crux (The Dark Powers #1) by Jessica Prather

The Traitor's Crux (The Dark Powers #1)

In a country ravaged by years of war, plague, and death, witches and wizards are blamed for the state of the world and hunted by the U.S. government. Kenadee Coria was only a young girl when her brother was taken prisoner for having magical powers. Now sixteen years old, Kenadee discovers she too has magical powers and must face the facts: the government is watching, and they have plans for her. She’s given a deadly mission and an impossible ul...


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TitleThe Traitor's Crux (The Dark Powers #1)
Author
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherOftomes Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Magic, Fiction
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Reviews The Traitor's Crux (The Dark Powers #1)

  • Ben Alderson
    1970-01-01
    I am really excited to announce that Oftomes Publishing has signed this incredible debut novel.It is slated to release January 16th 2018... it may seem like a long way away... but it will come around quickly! This is PERFECT for fans of the Witch & Wizard series by James Patterson meets The Darkest Minds. It is incredibly well paced and action packed! OH AND BRYCE <3I am so excited to announce this! If you are reading this please add it to your s...
  • Christine Spoors
    1970-01-01
    This is such a fun and exciting debut novel. It's a really interesting mix of fantasy and dystopian and I flew through it! This book follows Kenadee, a girl who discovers that she has magic. In this alternate America there is an evil president (v relevant) who despises magic and the main character soon has a run in with the government. I won't say much about the plot, but it was full of twists and turns!Oddly I didn't always like the main charact...
  • Noha Badawi
    1970-01-01
    A very on point mix of dystopian & fantasy; i flew through the book. It was very difficult to put it down. Every few pages something new was happening.Action, romance, friendship, political-conflict and well magic.In this debut novel, we follow the story of Kenadee. A teenage girl who discovers that she's got magic; the very thing that the government - lead by the evil president - has outlawed and is capturing all those who have it. It was a very...
  • Madeline
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars for these, probably stupid, reasons1) how many times can a girl take a shower in one book? Apparently like a hundred2)The conversations between Kenadee and Bryce were forced and awkward and made me cringe half the time3)TOO. MANY. EXPLANATION. MARKS. (Btw I absolutely HATE HATE HATE explanation marks for some odd reason)4)the ending was kinda lame...
  • legenbooksdary
    1970-01-01
    Some of you guys know that I cannot resist a dystopian book and so I had to give this book a try. This is a book about fighting the resistance against a bad president that rules the country. Sounds a bit familiar with what's happening right now in the world, isn't it?Magic is a big part of this book and its great that the good guys have a major advantage from the bad guys who is the president and his army. Basically the whole story is about the p...
  • Carey Blankenship
    1970-01-01
    I got the chance to read this lovely book before it came out, and, LET ME TELL YOU! This book is a fabulous read. If you're looking for a mix of The Darkest Minds meets The Hunger Games meets The Fifth Wave, then look no further! Let's define what works well for this book. I think it's the strongest element is the human nature. Truly I believe that these characters acted as real people will. Not to spoil anything, but, put under these pressures, ...
  • Brittany Smith
    1970-01-01
    I received this ebook in exchange for a fair and honest review, so I would like to thank first Oftomes for the opportunity.I won’t go through the synopsis again. From what I read it sounded like an excellent, original idea. The book combines two of my favourite themes: magic and dystopian worlds, so far I was in love!!As I read the books I could feel the pain and anguish of the characters. I started to put myself in their shoes and I was findin...
  • Paige Green
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 3/5Genre: YA Fantasy/DystopianRecommended Age: 14+ (some language, violence)I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.In a country ravaged by years of war, plague, and death, witches and wizards are blamed for the state of the world and hunted by the U.S. government. Kenadee Coria was only a young girl when her brother was taken prisoner for having magical powers.Now sixteen years old, K...
  • Margaux
    1970-01-01
    Quid pro quo: I requested an early copy of this book and it was sent to me for free by OfTomes Publishing in exchange for an honest review.I received its advanced readers copy in September 2017. I normally read early copies within the week I receive them. In that same week, I would have finished the book as well. However, it was not the case with The Traitor’s Crux (TTC). I remember stopping on page seventy-three because it was not gripping my ...
  • Kris
    1970-01-01
    This was soooo good!!! Definitely blends elements from different ideas perfectly. Witches, powers... Amazing! Can’t wait for the next one!!
  • Brin
    1970-01-01
    The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather is a rare beast indeed. A book that weaves themes of magic and dystopia – two of my favourite genres so rarely mixed together.A young girl called Kenadee experiences a trauma as a child. Her elder brother Eli was discovered to have magic. He is taken away (possibly killed) by the evil President (think President Snow from the Hunger Games but even more diabolical). Her father is killed trying to protect El...
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    I wake the next morning to wet drool stains on my pillow and streaks of sun washing in through the closed blinds of my window. The United States is no longer what it used to be. Ravaged by war, plagued by a magic-hungry ruler, the US is now under tyrannical leadership of a man named Malen. He disbanded congress, eliminated the Bill of Rights and the constitution, and set himself up as the highest power. Upon his assassination, Thomas Reed steps i...
  • Chynna Williams
    1970-01-01
    The Traitor's Crux is a debut novel written by Jessica Prather, and I was lucky to receive this book for free from the publishing company in return for an honest review. Before I get into my review, I want to thank Oftomes Publishing once again, for allowing me to review this novel from a debut author! Plot: The Traitor's Crux follows our main character, Kenadee, who finds out that she is a witch. Living in a Dystopian parallel world of America, ...
  • Darque Dreamer
    1970-01-01
    The Traitor's Crux is fast paced and edgy! It is unique and exciting! For lovers of dystopian worlds AND magic, this is a must read!The synopsis of this one really hooked me. I was promised a dystopian world, run by a corrupt government hunting witches and wizards! I was definitely not disappointed! I loved the concept of magic being banned, forcing the witches and wizards to go in to hiding in a secret camp of refugees. It felt unique and intri...
  • Casey Williams
    1970-01-01
    The Traitor's Crux is set in a futuristic world with witches and wizards. These witches and wizards are hunted by the U.S government and is blamed for the state of the country that has be damaged for years of war and death. Kenadee Coria was only young when her brother got taken away from her, because he was magic. Now nine years later Kenadee find out that she too is magical. One day, she gets snatched by the president and is given a mission to ...
  • Amy Whittaker
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from OfTomes Publishing in exchange for an honest review.I'm a huge fan of dystopian novels, like Divergent and The Hunger Games so when I heard that The Traitors Crux was a mix of dystopia and magic I got very excited and knew that I'd love this book! This easy read transported us to a unique world filled with a great ensemble of characters and the occasional plot twist!When it came to our protagonist Kenadee, I didn't clic...
  • Nia Dragin
    1970-01-01
    An Entertaining & Memorable Debut | Review of ‘The Traitor’s Crux’ (The Dark Powers #1) (Review originally posted on Cyn's Workshop)Such an interesting concept has gone into the making of this novel. In some ways, it is reminiscent of Sally Green’s Half Bad series, with political upheaval combined with magic. However, while Green’s series was similar to Harry Potter, this series takes a look at an American society that has been destroye...
  • Ceres95
    1970-01-01
    Kenadee saw her father get killed, her brother get kidnapped, and since then with her mother they have been treated as plague victims. Only one family helped them and this one has just been murdered because they too had magical powers.Kenadee finds herself faced with a choice; she must infiltrate a group of refugees with magical powers and deliver them to the president if she wants to see her living brother again.The president has also just told ...
  • Catherine
    1970-01-01
    Originally published on my blog: Witch Plus CatAs much as I try to get into the whole YA dystopian genre, I just can’t do it.Seriously, if the world turns to bat shit crazy (which seems like it is), find a sixteen-year-old girl, stick with her, because like every book in this genre, she is likely to save the world.I actually find it funny that it’s always the female teenagers that rise up against evil politics to save the world from damnation...
  • Melleny
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars***If you would like to see all my thoughts on this book, be sure to check out the review on my blog:www.abooktropolis01.blogspot.co.zaBut here is a snippet and overview of what I thought:Overal, I think that this series has potential. I also think that because this is the author's first book, she has done a good job and can only get better. There is definitely some places that could use development but at the end of the day, she has a g...
  • Stephanie Noel
    1970-01-01
    BOOK REVIEW:This book was a enjoyable and was fun to read. I actually couldn’t put it down because all I wanted to do was keep reading. The book was fast-paced and brought me into this world of magic and the idea of making hard choices. I also liked the writing style how the author made a book that feels relevant to today’s climate and a book that makes you think.As for the characters I really liked Kenadee and felt sympathetic to her situati...
  • Mcf1nder_sk
    1970-01-01
    The Traitor's Crux is a delightful new type of YA/dystopian fantasy tale, in which magic is illegal and those who practice it are tortured and executed. Kenadee is a 16-year-old girl who didn't know she was magical. That is, i until she is forced by the President of the US to infiltrate a magical hideout and report tio him. Otherwise, her mother and brother will be killed. Kenadee manages to join the magical resistance, but can she turn on those ...
  • Ellen Vergauwen
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy in exchange for review.This book isn't like anything I've read before. I absolutely loved the way this book was written, it was fun and easy to read and I finished it before I even realised the end was near (that's the problem with ebooks folks).It was a very unique story, at least it was to me, and maybe not something I'd have picked up myself if it wasn't for this review (and my blind trust in everything Benjamin recommen...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    I liked the idea of a community of magical people being hidden from the big bad. In this case, the government who wants to use their powers for controlling people. I wasn't a fan of Kenadee. She kept making the same mistakes and expecting different outcomes. I liked Bryce but the relationship with Kenadee seemed to happen too quickly especially for her being an outsider. I was more interested and invested in Harlow. What action there was I enjoye...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    Talented young authorI really enjoyed this story. The beginnings of a continuing epic. While I felt there were a few holes, the story drew you in and kept you moving forward. It had the draw that keeps you needing to know what's going to happen next. The character development was complete enough to engage with and relate too. I've read many older, more seasoned authors with less and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it for any l...
  • Noëlle
    1970-01-01
    [X] For all the lovers of Throne of glass and Magic!Kenadee sees how her dad is murdered and her brother is taken. Magic is danger and she knows that all to well. I read so much books with Magic in it this year and i am happily putting this book between that list. I always thought this book was overhyped, but no i totally get what everyone means.The story is great and it fits perfectly in the list of dystopian books.I hope there will be more in a...
  • Nathaniel
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. I have been meaning to read The darkest Minds, but this book is what I imagined that book being. It was really well written, full of raw emotion, and made me want to cry, laugh, and get angry with the main character. Kenadee is an amazing, fully built character. She has so many different emotions and has a set-in-stone reaction, which makes her more realistic. I read about so many characters who change their reactions, going fr...
  • Lois Carr
    1970-01-01
    I received an advance reading copy of The Traitor’s Crux in exchange for an honest review. I haven’t read many fantasy novels involving witches for a long time, practically since I read Harry Potter when I was younger...I was pleasantly surprised when The Traitor’s Crux turned out to have similarities. The magic and the concepts in this book were unique but it reminded me of Harry Potter in more of an atmospheric way. The battles in this bo...
  • Gabrielle Hyde
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed the premise of this novel. It was very much a combination of “X-Men” and “Witch and Wizard” by James Patterson, and was a very strong plot throughout. However, I felt the novel was way too fast paced, and could have easily been fleshed out. The characters and their motivations fell a little flat for me, and needed more substance to them. The romantic relationship was started way too quickly, and I would have liked to have...
  • Alison Morquecho
    1970-01-01
    I decided to read this book because I follow the author on Instagram and really like her. I give this book a 3.5. I did enjoy the story line but there were just a few things that didn’t make sense. Other than that I liked the characters. I would have to say that Harlow is def my fave. The main character wasn’t my fave but I liked her. I thought this story to be very interesting and am excited to see what happens next!