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.
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– My Thoughts –
The King picks up after the events of The Prince and is even more intense, sexier than the latter. Brighton is still adamant on taking revenge and Caden, who is the King now, is determined to protect her at all costs.
I loved watching Brighton grow from the original trilogy to this novella and she -kind of- reminded me of Katyfrom the lux series with her quite badassery. Brighton and Caden’s chemistry is somehow too hot to handle in this novella and you’ll see why when you read it. Though, I must say that this novella was darker than the first and I was so frustrated with Caden in the beginning; That man seriously needs to share his thoughts instead of bottling them up.
I seriously thought the ending would be an H-E-A but it ended in a cliffhanger again! and now, I have to wait another year for The Queen..
Overall, I would recommend this book if you loved the Wicked trilogy because Brighton(and Caden)’s story is a wonderful addition to the world that I’ll never get tired of reading.
# 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.
Into every generation a Slayer is born… Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.
Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.
As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…
But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.
One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.
Should You read Slayer by Kiersten White?
Of all the awful things demons do, keeping Latin alive when it deserves to be a dead language might be the worst. To say nothing of ancient Sumerian. And ancient Sumerian translated into Latin? Diabolic..
Did someone say book hangover? ’cause I have an epic book hangover after reading Slayer by Kiersten White.
I watched Buffythe Vampire Slayer (the TV show) years after it ended its season run and I have little memory of it. Slayer by Kiersten White picks up where Buffy ended. No, you don’t really need to watch the tv show and to those of you who love Buffy but haven’t read Slayer yet, I want to warn you that there’s some Buffy hate for the most part of the book..for good reasons ..but fear not, the hate doesn’t stay for long. Now without further ado, let’s start this review:
First, let me tell you what’s it about. Buffy Summers, the last Slayer, had torn the world in half when she destroyed the Seeds of Wonder, which was the source of all magic on Earth. No Seeds mean No magic which also means No more Slayers. The Watchers powers’ have also dwindled along with many other losses during the apocalypse.
Athena or Nina, our protagonist, has beef with Buffy not only because of the apocalypse but because of the fact that she has a shell of a family now. Her father was Buffy’s watcher – her protector and guide- and he’s dead because of her. Her mother is cold and indifferent towards Nina since her father died and life as she knew has never been the same. Nina lives in a special boarding school called The Watcher’s Academy(or it used to be) with her twin sister Artemis and her friends Rhys, Jade, Imogen, some children and other watchers. She is the castle medic and is constantly ignored by her mother who allegedly favors her sister Artemis. The last thing Nina needs is to find out that she’s a Slayer and the last Slayer ever to exist. Nina doesn’t know anything about being a Slayer except the fact that she can kill a hellhound with her bare hands. Any physical training that she should have received was given to her twin Artemis. Nina is a healer not a fighter..a hunter and she’ll be soon glad for her skills.
So don’t let being a Slayer define you.
You define being a Slayer.
Even though it’s a spin off of the famous TV show and it could have sucked badly..but it didn’t. Kiersten White took a familiar and quite popular world and built an unique story upon it. I loved the pace of the book and the thrill accompanied with every time I turned a page or finished a chapter. The twists and turns were served with perfectly timed comedic and witty dialogues.
“We know it’s a demon.” “Right, but it’s wearing a fecking Coldplay shirt. How evil can something wearing a Coldplay shirt be?”
The story is centered around Athena(Nina) and the author perfectly displays her weaknesses, strengths, doubts, fears, frustrations. Athena had trained her entire life to be a healer and we see her internal struggle as she tries to balance her healer’s instincts with her newly developed hunter’s instincts. I also loved the other characters namely Rhys and his boyfriend Cillian, Leo(*sobs*) and even a yellow skin coloured Demon called Doug.
The only reason I wouldn’t rate it 5 stars is because I found Athena’s struggles, her journey to becoming a Slayer..too time consuming. Once you get over that part, I got real comfortable and finished the book in a day ..at 3 a.m…while sobbing and saying, “Why? Why would you do that to me?” and the reason of my epic book hangover was not the cliffhanger but it was the death of one of my favourite characters..but fear not, I’ll persevere and will manage to get through Book 2 aptly named Chosen.
Overall, I highly recommend this book if you love Buffy, stabby books, books by Kiersten White..which are all stabby I guess? nevermind..umm, also if you love cool demons that’ll get you (fictional, alas) backstage passes to Coldplay, awesome friends, cool twin sister..then, GO STAB imean GO PICKUP THE BOOK NOW!
Thanks to the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling…
She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names—from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it.
She needs help, but who can she trust? Ribbon seems content in Under, uninterested in finding answers. Doll’s silence hints at deep sorrow, which could be why she doesn’t utter a word. There’s Smoke, the boy with a fierceness that rivals even the living. And Journal, who stays apart from everyone else. Key’s instincts tell her there is something remarkable about each of them, even if she can’t remember why.
Then the murders start; bodies that are burnt to a crisp. After being burned, the dead stay dead. Key is running out of time to discover who she was—and what secret someone is willing to kill to keep hidden—before she becomes the next victim…
Should You read Smoke & Key by Kelsey Sutton?
I gather an unnecessary breath several times, about to put voice to my confusion, but it feels as though talking isn’t allowed.
I was supposed to write a review post for a blog tour but since I didn’t like it, I’m reviewing it now..like, super late. I was about to DNF this book but I kept saying let’s read on, maybe I’ll like it … maybe …maybe.. maybe not.
First impressions, I loved the cover and the synopsis so much. I was fascinated the idea of naming people by the object they were found with. However, as the story progressed, I was confused about everything and my situation mirrored with that of the protagonist’s.
The protagonist of Smoke and Key is Key and this is her name because she was buried with one. Key wakes up from the dead, disoriented and can’t recall anything about her identity, the cause of her death or why she can speak even when she is dead. Then, some of her questions are answered by a mysterious boy called Smoke. Smoke tells her that this place she sees around her is called Under and no, it isn’t “hell”. Key is soon attacked and she just wants some answers (and so do I) but all she gets are more questions.
Just remember. you can’t kill what’s already dead.”
Then someone gets killed in UNDER, and I’m like whaaaaat?! How can you get killed when you’re ..you know.. DEAD. Then I remembered the freakin’ White Walkers but then realised oh, I’m not reading or watching GOT.. you get my point(I hope). Anyway, so everyone is panicking now and some suspect Key because theses “killings” didn’t happen until after she arrived.
Then, a lot of things happen which lead Key to discovering the reason for everyone’s deaths. Question is, ” Will Key succeed in rescuing everyone from Under before she and her loved ones die in the hands of a killer?”
I was confused throughout most of the book. It was like wandering through a maze and failing to find a way out. I reread some pages because I wondered if I my brain was fried and maybe that’s why I was so confused. When I neared the ending, I finally found my way of the maze and understood everything that was going on.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book if you’re thinking of picking this up as your first fantasy read or just in general.. I didn’t like it and I’m sorry because this book is an author’s years of hard work. I loved the unique concept of the undead, their naming, and the backstory of how they came to be undead.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Connect with Author Kelsey Sutton here or here
Synopsis:Years after the Salem witch trials one witch remains. She just doesn’t know it… yet.
Growing up Lydia Montrose knew she was descended from the legendary witches of Salem but was warned to never show the world what she could do and so slowly forgot her legacy. But Willow Hall has awoken something inside her…
1821: Having fled family scandal in Boston Willow Hall seems an idyllic refuge from the world, especially when Lydia meets the previous owner of the house, John Barrett.
But a subtle menace haunts the grounds of Willow Hall, with strange voices and ghostly apparitions in the night, calling to Lydia’s secret inheritance and leading to a greater tragedy than she could ever imagine.
Can Lydia confront her inner witch and harness her powers or is it too late to save herself and her family from the deadly fate of Willow Hall?