Monarch by Belle Whittington: Review Feature!

Cicada Trilogy #3
Belle Whittington

Blair Reynolds was born to rule. Worlds, that is. Destined to reign over an ancient intergalactic race, it may seem her fate is written in the stars. But she’s willing to risk it all for another chance to spend forever with her true love – even if it means traveling through time and space to the other side of the universe.

As far as Ash is concerned, Blair's happily-ever-after involves him, not the mere mortal with whom she seems so infatuated. She was bequeathed to him by her father, and Ash will go to any lengths to keep Blair and her true love apart.

And Ash isn’t the only one.

Deep in the jungles of Brazil, where tribal drums call to Blair and her true love, other forces carry out dangerous secret plans.

However, Blair has secrets of her own … secrets so lethal she dares not even remember them.

Secrets so painful they could ruin everything.

Because some secrets kill.

My Voracious Review!
Brilliant storytelling of a thrilling sci-fi tale that wisks you to another world with characters who never let you go.

Amazing. Absolutely one of the best sci-fi series out there, with a touch of paranormal and full of magic. I love this series and it continues to amaze me with Ms. Whittington’s vivid imagination and how she manages to weave such an intricate tale with ease with rich characters and an even richer history, is just brilliant. So addictive and I really never wanted the story to end. Each book becomes a richer component of such a big picture with Blair in the middle of the tangle, along with Ash, an alien king from her previous life and a love interest, Elliot- the love of her life and more, Alex, her fierce brother and more. Each character has their story and I loved each and every one.

The metamorphosis Blair experiences throughout this novel is apparent and it made me feel for her every step of the way. Her two worlds literally collide in this part of the story and like anyone, it’s difficult to acclimate to. Watching her adapt, transform, and grow stronger was a heart-wrenching journey and I cheered her on the whole way through. 

One of the most epic sci-fi series I’ve found which spins a different kind of paranormal into our world. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for a series to devour and immerse into.

5/5 STARS!


1. I went to a 3-week summer camp in Minnesota with I was 15. We shot guns, bows and arrows, learned rock climbing, and canoed into Canada in two giant birch canoes where we camped in the great outdoors and drank water out of the lake.

2. Once upon a time, I was a professional seamstress.

3. I was a beauty school dropout way back in 1987.

4. I once worked in an art group as a Graphic Designer.

5. I minored in History with an emphasis on the history of the Vikings and Normans.

Belle was raised in deep East Texas. She now resides somewhere north of Houston, Texas in a small inconsequential town with the smallest, most inconsequential name. There, in the shady reaches of the pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams adventures and secrets she weaves throughout her stories. She’s the author of CICADA, FIREFLY, and MONARCH, a Young Adult/New Adult cross-over trilogy with excellent reviews. She studied literature and history at University of Houston where Beowulf, Shakespeare’s works, and the history of the Vikings were her favorite topics. Belle is positive her readers and fans are the best in the universe.


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  1. Thank you so much for featuring me on your awesome blog, Alexia!

  2. Very good review and this is a great series! Do you know when this book trailer will be revealed?