Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The King (A Wicked Novella) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Jennifer L. Armentrout with you today! THE KING is part of the Wicked series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

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From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.


“Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury
“Dark, mysterious, and yet often hilarious, this riveting page-turner sparkles with innuendo and delivers a breathtaking romance; a stunning conclusion to the trilogy. “ Library Journal on Moonlight Scandals
“With this first title in her new Dark Elements series, powerhouse author Armentrout delivers another action-packed, believably narrated ride through a paranormal world as seen by a teen.”Booklist on White Hot Kiss



# 1 New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.   Connect With Her: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter | Bookbub

Spoiler alert:  Don't read this review if you haven't read The Prince yet.

Let me start by saying that this book is a sequel to The Prince and what appears to be the middle book in a trilogy.  I read The Prince and was surprised it wasn't stand alone.  I read this one, again surprised it didn't finish the story.  Many others have said the same, though the author has stated that it was planned this way.

I love the Wicked world that this novella is set in.  I remember thinking there was no way I would ever love Caden because of how horrible he was in Ivy's part of the story.  But an author as skilled as this one can change your attitude with a few words.  She did that to me.  I love Caden.  I knew at the end of The Prince that there had to be a reason for why he pushed Brighton away.  And there is, a big one.  Poor Bri only believes the worst.  I think that's one of the things I love about her.  She really is a special person but she only sees the bad.  I can relate.  I love how Caden cares for her even when he's trying to stay away.  They have an amazing bond.  Of course, I love all the characters in this story.  They have depth and feel real.

The story itself is captivating and rich.  It certainly didn't go the way I was thinking.  No, it was bursting with intensity.  And despite the reasons they shouldn't be together, Caden and Bri have hard time resisting each other.  Caden wants her to be safe.  Bri wants her revenge.  So they are often "discussing" that and that gets interesting.  But what surprised me the most was the strength of Brighton.  She is determined and she holds on so very long.  I was so proud of her.

As for the ending, there are no words.  I did have a hint to one aspect of it and that didn't surprise me, but the last few scenes played out in a dramatic deluge of information setting the stage for the next book.  When I finished, I sat there feeling awestruck and frustrated.  Awestruck because I am amazed at the craft of the story.  Frustrated because I must now wait for more.  

Definitely a great read that will have you demanding more.

1 comment:

  1. This deff didnt go how I expected it to either but I really cant wait to see how it plays out in the end. Great review!