From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, comes THE PRINCE, a new novella in her Wicked Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!
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Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: 14 August, 2018
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, INC
Series: Wicked, book 3.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series…
She’s everything he wants….
Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.
She’s everything he can’t have…
Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.
She’s everything he’ll take….
But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.
She’s everything he’d die for….
Holy WOW! This is one of those books that I just don't even know where to go with on the review. 1. It's a novella and so I can' talk about it too much because I don't want to give anything away
2.Something happens that I did not expect to happen and I suppose I really should be able to tell you about it, because you will probably figure it out before you start reading, but I didn't know and that left it even more shocking than if I had known so I think I should leave you in that same situation. Makes it more fun for me when you write me to tell me your thoughts, ha.
3. These characters! The Prince, Brighton, TINK....always TINK.
4. The possibilities...there endless and I never want it to end.
So many things, happening in this book. It's been a few years since we left this world at the end of Brave. Evil still lurks, The Order is still fighting, Tink is still amazing.... But there are some things that will never be the same, like Brighton Her entire world was turned upside down in one tragic moment, changing her forever, making her into someone new . I loved Brighton, she is smart, funny, beautiful, kind, compassionate, bad a**! I hate what she had to go through to become the person that she did but I may actually love her more than Ivy (gasp) because of it. When I think of Brighton I hear Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' playing as the soundtrack every time she walks in a room, lol.
The Prince, gosh, what do I say about The Prince. He makes me giddy. He's been awful, he's done terrible, horrible things, but he is not that man and though he struggles to accept his part in the past (something he could not control) and forgive himself he is determined to right the wrongs he caused (as much as he can anyway) and be the man he was always meant to be, even if it may break his and Brighton's heart in the process. He is the perfect hero for Brighton. He recognizes her reasons, her strength, her determination. He may not like it, but he understands and tries to accept her path. he came across very much as the silent graceful man who will burn the world down to fix it.
The Order, we have to talk about them for one quick hot second. What is up with them, are they the good guys or are they now the bad guys. I don't have happy good feelings about The Order after this book and that makes me a bit nervous but it also lends to a few bad a**, amazing characters to, oh how shall I put it....reconfiguring it all from the inside out. That I really look forward to because I think a certain someone would be an amazing leader of The Order!
It is amazing to me how much emotion Jennifer packed into this little book. I went on a roller coaster of them and loved every minute and need more now. I can't recommend this book enough to you, especially if you have already read the Wicked Trilogy. While you can read this one as a standalone, I highly recommend starting at the first book Wicked, just so you have all the background when you get to The Prince. This is a must read!
~ HAPPY READING ~
My entire body jerked at that comment, striking too close to home for comfort. “Let go of me.”
He held my gaze as he slowly lifted one finger after another, releasing my wrist. That bitter knot was back in my throat. The Prince had let go and his heavy lashes lowered, shielding his powerful gaze, but I swore I could still feel it. “My apologies,” he murmured. “That was uncalled for.”
A feather could’ve knocked me over right then. He was apologizing? The Prince? “Yeah, it was.” I swallowed hard, taking a step back from him.
“Even if it is true,” he added.
“Wow. Way to ruin an apology,” I muttered. “Not that you probably even know why you just apologized.”
“I do. It hurt you. Those words.”
“What? You can smell that, too?”
Those heavy lashes lifted, and the intensity of his gaze pierced me. Suddenly I thought back to the day I woke up in the hospital, to those eyes. “I can sense many things.”
I had the distinct impression that he was talking about earlier, when I was thinking about the dream I had. And boy, didn’t that make me want to crawl up in a hole somewhere. At that moment, I made a mental note to legit not feel anything when I was around him or any other fae.
One eyebrow, several shades darker than his golden hair, lifted.
“Wait. Can you guys read minds?” I asked, voice hushed and thinking I didn’t know nearly as much about the fae as I thought I did.
“We don’t need to.”
Relief hit me, but it quickly faded when his words cycled back through my head. We don’t need to. Meaning picking up on our emotions probably gave them enough insight on what our thoughts were.
“Well…” I held the folder closer to my chest. “That’s freaky.”
His lips twitched.
“And I need to go.” I started to turn once more, ordering myself not to run out of the lobby like it was on fire. But I stopped, facing him again. “I do care about these younglings. I will find them or I will find out what happened to them.”
The Prince inclined his head. A moment passed and then he nodded. Thinking this super awkward face to face was now, thankfully, over, I started to turn away again.
Desperately ignoring how the way he said my name made me think of stormy summer nights, I faced him, even though common sense screamed that I shouldn’t. I just couldn’t help myself. It wasn’t a compulsion. It was apparently really bad self-control. My wry gaze flickered over his face, and I bit back a sigh. He was the strongest, the deadliest of his kind, and that knowledge did nothing to dampen my appreciation of his masculine beauty.
“The red hair was a nice touch, but I prefer it this way.”
And then with those parting words, he turned and stalked off, leaving me standing there knowing one thing only.
The Prince knew it was me Saturday night.
About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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.
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