Book Review: The Camelot Betrayal by Kierstine White


Title: The Camelot Betrayal

By: Kiersten White

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Pages: 384

Release Date: November 10th, 2020

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.

EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.

Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.

When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?


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I didn't read the book before this one, but I found myself pulled into this strange new world and I loved it. The whole story around Guinevere being an imposter was a wonderful change to the norm. She was a fantastic character and so was her sister. They really played off each other well and made me wonder the whole story what was going to happen. I can't wait to read the first book to catch up on this wonderful character. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.