Book Review: The Obsidian Throne (Midnight Kingdom #1) by Lavendar Ocean

I received a eARC from the author and Ingramspark to read for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for giving me access.

*** Warning: This post may contain spoilers and adult language. ***

Title: The Obsidian Throne (Midnight Kingdom #1)
Author: Lavendar Ocean
Published by: Ingramspark
Publication date: June 21, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary


In this contemporary mythical fantasy romance, we follow the story of Violet Stone on her journey after death, into the underworld. 

Greek myths are totally re-imagined in this complex world of magic and legend, woven carefully over the course of seven years by the author.

Within these pages lies an adventure that tears apart the very seams of the myths we’ve heard for eternity. Forget what you think you know about these ancient gods and goddesses – this journey will take you beyond stereotypes and basic folklore into a world that lies within the shadows.

Life is anything but simple… Why would death be any different?


Oh my giddy gumdrops! Lavender does and amazing job at drawing you into the story from the very first to the the very last page.

We have death, the underworld, Greek gods, stores open 24/7, Starbucks, rose gold credit cards, everything at the tip of your fingers, and so much more! Just kill me now! I want this life!

Not to mention, there are some extra steamy parts. Woo! 

I love how Lavender broke the traditional mold of popular and overused tropes. We open up with Violet meeting a character and it seems like he will be a potential lover as the story progresses — HAHAHAHA SIKE! That was not the case WHAT SO EVER! Is there a love interest? Yes, yes there is. Is it insta love? To the extent, yes, but there is something that makes their relationship feel like a deja vu and not a gag you with a spoon love at first sight.

Oh did I mention the Underworld is full of, sexy as fuck, Greek gods? Well it is. And uh, Auggie is my new book beau so back off….HE IS MINE! LOL

There was nothing predictable about this book! I mean, did I guess what would happen at the end? Yes….BUT it was just a weird inkling that I had and I wasn’t even sure that I was correct because, well you’ll have to read it to understand what the hell I am talking about. 

That ending was perfect and definitely makes me want more. Needless to say I NEED book 2 NOW.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

What do you think about The Obsidian Throne? Are you going to give it a read? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

All my love, always



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