Nation of the Sun
Published by Harriet Moore on June 20, 2021
Genres: Demons, Love & Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
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Amari has a perfect life. She's a successful food critic, and is marrying a high flying human rights lawyer. But the day before her wedding, a stranger, Caspar, tries to solicit her help. She sends him away, but can't shake the feeling that she knows him.
When Amari's new husband has to leave the country before their honeymoon, Amari tells Caspar she'll help him. But Amari and Caspar are attacked by an assassin, forcing them into hiding at the London headquarters of the Pagan Nation. Here, Caspar tells her that she's an ancient and powerful demon, someone who reincarnates, and that he is her soulmate.
As she's drawn into Caspar's world of standing stones and feuding nations, Amari can't deny the deep connection that pulses between them. But she can't remember her past, and the Pagans have secrets they refuse to reveal: Why did Amari avoid Caspar for a hundred years? And what happened between Amari and the leader of a rival nation in the past? To determine if she can trust Caspar, if she should help him, she must wake her demon soul, and bring back her memories. For one thing is certain: when that happens, the tables will turn.
Nation of the Sun is sold as Outlander meets A Discovery of Witches and I can see how it could be a bit like ADOW but I didn’t see anything that could be like Outlander besides Jamie…
The premise of the book is that there’s this demon society where they have nations, which are like countries/religions. Of course, there’s discord between the nations. Also, demons are able to reincarnate but their demon side is dormant and so the “human” doesn’t know anything about demons or their way of life. Once a demon awakens, they remember all their past lives plus the one they’re currently living.
Amari is our protagonist. Her demon, Raina, is still dormant but the nation she’s part of and her soulmate, Caspar, try to awaken her before she marries a human.
It’s said over and over that Raina and Caspar have been separated for the past couple of lifetimes because of something Caspar did but no one says what that is. With that mystery, I was on the fence about liking Caspar, you never know what the twist could be.
So the first part of the book; Amari’s wedding, the interactions with her family and friends, her aloofness towards Dean after she learns about demons, and her freaking stubbornness felt rushed, a bit off and choppy. We also got multiple POVs and they were quite confusing at first. I would have to go back and reread to “get into” that new POV.
As I said before, Caspar and Raina had some sort of fallout in a past life me so I was on the fence about liking Caspar. I kept my distance! But once Raina finally decides to show up, I feel soooooooooo bad for Caspar. Raina is a grade A bi***!!!!! Everyone goes on and on about how great she is but man, she’s horrible to Caspar. Her one true love. Stubborn as all hell, ruthless, a liar, and won’t admit when she’s wrong.
The book answers what the conflict between Caspar and Raina was and boy, is it good!!!! I had some feeling about how that might’ve played out but didn’t see it that way lol
I wasn’t ready for that ending so it was a bit abrupt for me so I’m obviously going to be waiting for book 2, impatiently…