Saturday, July 27, 2019

The King (A Wicked Saga #3.6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

The King (A Wicked Trilogy #3.6)Source: e-ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The King (A Wicked Saga #3.6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

Considering how much I was not a fan of The Prince, I was nervous picking up The King. Honestly, I almost didn't pick it up at all. I wanted to skip it even though I usually love JLA's books. I figured this trilogy would be a loss for me, I can't like eeevvveerrryything one of my favorite authors released, blah blah blah. But I've had a couple of friends read The King before me and they convinced me that maybe I wouldn't hate it. And man, I am SO glad I gave this book a chance!

We get to know Cadan a whole lot better in this one, which I think went a long way in improving my enjoyment. Before he was just a guy who had done bad things against his will and sure I kind of felt bad but he never won me over. He's won me over now. Not only did he win me over, but thanks to the wealth of info I have about him now, I can actually understand him. And Brighton...she's not exactly a character I love, but she's one I care about a whole heck of a lot. I understand her too, and I feel for her so much.

The romance in this, it really worked for me. It's not extremely in-your-face, but it was enough that I was here for it. We know how Brighton feels, but now we're also really SEEING how Cadan feels. I freaking loved it. He cares so much. And I LOVE how much he adores Brighton, even when she has an attitude. I'm rooting for these two so hard.

The plot held my interest completely, which is a big deal since that was not my experience with The Prince at all. But with The King I got pulled in rather easily, and then I was on board for where the story went. I had feelings for the characters through their ordeals, but I was also so invested through it all. And by the time we made it to the ending I was ALL IN. Like, I don't know how I'm going to exist until next summer when the third book releases because oh my goodness.

Overall, The King was even better than The Prince, and I loved it! There were some slower moments here and there, but as a whole the novella held my interest, gave me some sweetness, and left me excited for more. Now I cannot wait for The Queen!

4 stars - An impressive & compelling sequel to The Prince!

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