The Prince’s Prisoner by Klarissa King & Isla Jones is a New Adult story of a Fae Prince, a kidnapping, and even darker truths.
“A dark fae prince. A stolen human girl.
And an unwanted marriage.
Not all beasts can be redeemed…
Callie doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Too bad they believe in her.
The fae whisk Callie and her friend off to be prisoners of an eternal dance. But Callie is stolen again.
Maybe the eternal dance wasn’t so bad after all…
A lethal fae has taken her as his unwilling bride, and she has to balance between life and death in his castle, while finding a way out of the dangerous fae realm. Only, she’s playing games with the Prince of War.
The Prince learns just how far Callie will go to save her friend from a lifetime of torture—and just what she will do to save herself from his clutches.
Callie must escape the wicked prince before she turns from prisoner to prey. But as the prince himself tells her, ‘Sacrifice is no noble thing in the fae realm.’
Everything in the fae realm comes at a price…
The Prince’s Prisoner is a Dark Fae Retelling of the originalBeauty and the Beast. Don’t expect Disney’s tale to even flicker on these pages.
Second book in the anthology series, Feared Fables. Can be read as a stand-alone. Please be aware of themes.”
First off, I want to say how much I LOVE this cover! I don’t know what it’s been with cover art lately, but these books have been hitting the spot for me!
So going into this one, all I rally knew was that it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. But, I didn’t expect it to be such a loose one at that.
Not to say that it wasn’t good. Because as a whole, this book was really entertaining and hit the level of darkness that I love reading.
But it was really hard for me to pick out the retelling elements other than the Prince being the ‘Beast‘ and the main character being the ‘Beauty‘. Sadly, I wasn’t expecting this turn out, so in the end, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped.
This is a standalone novel, so I didn’t feel like I was hindered in any way by not reading the first book in the anthology.
I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. While I liked the darkness (which isn’t too dark and twisted as I thought it was going to be) and the hidden Fae world, there just wasn’t that spark that brought this book to the forefront.
If you love books on dark Fae, I think you will really enjoy this one!
Published: 15 February 2019
Genre: New Adult Fantasy / Retelling
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested this book through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*
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