Hello, everyone!!! Today I’ve got a fabulous book recommendation for you and it’s written by one of my top favorite authors of all time, the one and only JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT! JLA is literally the QUEEN of PARANORMAL WORLD to me and honestly, it always surprises me that there are still so many books of hers I haven’t read *gasps* but I certainly will remedy that ASAP. ❤
Enough said, let’s start today’s blog tour for Jennifer’s latest book, The King, a novella for her Wicked Trilogy.
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.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
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***Actual Rating: 5/5 Brighton-ing Stars***
Okay, before I start fangirling over The King (Ha! Pun intended!), I’d like to admit some trivial stuff. First of all, The King is book #3.6 in the Wicked Trilogy, which was published several years ago (even earlier than my discovery of Jennifer L. Armentrout for the first time); thus, it’s understandable that I haven’t heard or read the series yet. Even though I’ve seen it somewhere, sometimes, the trilogy just never piqued my interest enough to allure me into its fantastical realm called the Otherworld. Well, what a huge mistake I’ve made. Not too surprisingly, after picking this novella up and devouring it in a go (C’mon, it’s Jennifer L. Armentrout, for God’s sake!), all I can think about now –day and night and day and night–is to start savoring the Wicked trilogy from the first page till the last.
That being said, despite the fact that I haven’t read the original series, these additional novellas can apparently be read as standalones, which serve as the perfect teasers for both JLA fans and newbies. For those who’ve never read JLA’s books, I highly recommend starting with these novellas since you’ll be amazed by how easily Jennifer’s writing style can draw your full attention with simply the first sentence of each chapter, each book.
As far as I’m concerned, The King is the second novella in the Wicked trilogy, with The Prince being the first spin-off bonus. In the Wicked trilogy, the main plot revolves around Ivy and Ren, whom I believe are halflings, meaning both of them are half human, half Otherworld-species. *sorry in advance if I couldn’t quite point out their features considering that I jumped into this book without knowing anything about their world beforehand* Since Ivy and Ren got their what-I-hope-would-be happy ending in the trilogy, it’s time the evil, lesser known side characters got their own. See, this is how JLA rolls: Everyone has their own stories to share, and Jennifer will make sure they all get a chance to tell them to your face. *insert my worshipping gif*
As a result, The King focuses mainly on the evil characters in the trilogy, Caden the King of Summer Fae, and Brighton, a seemingly ordinary human girl. Deep down, I know I should’ve read The Prince before starting this one because Caden used to be the Prince prior to ascending the throne. Anyway, I love every single detail in this novella thanks to Jennifer’s typical writing style. In order not to spoil anything, all I can say is that Brighton suffers through 70% of the book, which reminds me of Alex from the Covenant series, but all those gory and slightly violent (mercifully, the content won’t make you uncomfortable) scenes captivate me even more. I’ll always have a soft spot for Caden, regardless of whatever terrible things he’s done in the past.
However forbidden Caden and Brighton’s love is, I can’t wait to witness how Brighton alters the future because she’s badass like that and based on the MAJOR CLIFFHANGER we’ve got in this book, I am 200% sure she’s going to make history. All in all, The King is a rather delightful read to me and as much as I’m excited for the next novella, The Queen, which will be out sometime in June, 2020, I’m currently having my nose buried in the Wicked trilogy and that’s kinda enough for now. 🙂
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND TRILOGY TO EVERYONE!
***Thanks to InkSlinger PR and the author for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
About the Author
# 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.
That’s all for today’s blog tour and before you leave, don’t forget to get a copy of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy and The King! You can thank me later. :-*