Kaavl Conspiracy by Jennette Green

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Kaavl Conspiracy by Jennette Green
Publisher: Diamond Press
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (470 pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Review by Rose


When eighteen-year-old Methusal Maahr is framed for the murder of her oldest friend, she will do anything to expose the true killer and clear her name, including team up with her arch rival in the Kaavl Games, Behran. But all clues point to her guilt…and appear to tie into a conspiracy regarding the new peace talks with their oldest enemies from Dehre.

While peace looms on the horizon, Methusal doesn’t trust it. Mentàll Solboshn, Chief of Dehre, is not what he appears to be. Her determination to discover the truth soon pits her against the formidable Chief. Not only is he the best kaavl player in the land, but he is determined that the peace plan will pass. Can Methusal’s rare kaavl skills possibly outmatch him, and stop him from succeeding with his devious plans?

Methusal is ready and willing to do anything to protect her community of Rolban–even put her own life on the line to expose and defeat a dangerous political foe. But little does she realize the true danger may lie within her own community…

I love fantasy, so was excited when I had the chance to review this book—and I was not disappointed!

It begins a little slow, which is not surprising in a new series as the author is building her world, but it quickly picks up pace once you get into the story itself. That’s not to say that the author drags out the action… from the first couple of chapters, the main character, Methusal, finds herself accused of a crime she didn’t commit and nobody seems interested in helping her prove her innocence.

The characters were well-written, and I really enjoyed getting to know them—even the not-so-nice ones! The relationships seemed very realistic, although in the beginning I had trouble understanding why her family members were so sure she was guilty.

This is my first book by Ms. Green, but it will not be my last—after all, this is only the first book of a planned four-book series, and I am already invested enough in the characters that I want to find out what happens! Good job!


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. clojo9372 says:

    Thank you for your review and recommendation! I look forward to checking this book out for myself! 🙂

  3. Do you have any name choosing resources you would recommend?

    • Mai, thank you for the question. Choosing names is always a difficult task, because we want them to not only “sound” like the character, but it would also be wonderful if the meaning of the name describes a part of who they are, too. Naming my own children was very difficult, too. I found a baby names book that lists a ton of names, and their meanings as well. For characters, I’ve also looked up names online–for example, I looked up Russian names, for my character Anya, in Ice Baron.

  4. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Peggy, thank you for stopping by, and for the question. I do have writer’s block quite often. In fact, many days I look at the blank screen to start a new day of writing and think to myself, “I have no idea what is going to happen next!” I pray about it, and that always helps me.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for having me on your blog, and for the wonderful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂

    News Alert: The second book in the series will be published on July 15. Today the cover is revealed for the first time on Instagram. Check it out!

  7. Just for fun, today I’ve set up a scavenger hunt for three lucky winners! Just go to my website: http://www.JennetteGreen.com and find the answers to the following questions:

    Kaavl Conspiracy (Paranormal): Who is the Methusal’s rival in the Kaavl Games?
    The Commander’s Desire (Historical): Who is Elwytha supposed to kill?
    The Pirate’s Desire (Historical): What is the name of Lucinda’s handsome guardian?

    Selected winners can choose to receive ANY book on the website in ebook format! Just let me know which book you’d like to win.

    Email the answers to me (don’t post them here!) at jennettegreen [@] jennettegreen.com by 9 pm Pacific time tonight (6/27/16) for a chance to win. Then come back and let me know you’ve entered, so I will be sure to look for your email.

  8. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  10. Rita Wray says:

    The book sounds great.

  11. Becky Richardson says:

    What comes first for you–the story or the characters?

    • Thank you for stopping by, and for the question, Becky. 🙂 For me, the characters come first. Usually the character and the dilemma they’re facing come to mind first, and I want to write the story and find out what happens to them! Of course, I usually know where in general where it will end up, but it is the journey that is the interesting part.

  12. Victoria says:

    Great review, I’m looking forward to checking this one out myself.

  13. Nikolina says:

    I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  14. James Robert says:

    Happy 4th of July to all in America celebrating Independence Day and thank you for this giveaway

  15. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  16. Bea LaRocca says:

    Hi Jeanette!
    I am always curious to know, are you able to write or read when it’s noisy or do you need silence as I do myself? Congrats on you New Release. I am looking forward to reading your book!

    • Bea, thank you so much! I am just like you–I need complete silence when I write–I am very easily distracted. 🙂 Also, I think I need complete silence to get into the creative “headspace” of writing. However, I can read when it is noisy–for some reason, I can block that out. Thank you so much for stopping by on the blog tour! 🙂

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