Mirage by C.M. Radcliff is an Adult Fantasy Retelling of Aladdin!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
After the death of her father, his empire became hers and the princess became a queen. Painted
in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money can’t buy.
At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslyn’s world spiraled out of
Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quickly… until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.
From the wrong side of the tracks, Axel’s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches.
When you’re on top of the world, one mistake is all it takes to lose it all. And getting back up is
always harder than the fall.
Getting his life back came with an offer he couldn’t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasn’t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldn’t escape.
She was his endgame and he would fight to the death to get to that finish line.
Together, they roll the dice and risk it all for love.
But when you gamble in the game of life or death, you pay a price.
And sometimes, that price could cost you everything.”
Going into this, I don’t know too much of the original legend, so I can’t comment too much on the similarities this retelling has to the story.
Do know that there are trigger warnings for domestic abuse included, so if you are sensitive to these subjects, you may want to turn away from this one.
For a dark romance, it was on fire! We follow an heiress of sorts who’s recently inherited her father’s business and his colleague-turned-fiance.
She’s had the last straw when it comes to his abuse, and the steamy fighter who walks into her their lives is just the reason she needs to get away. But, things turn sour and the ending leaves you on the very edge of your seat! It’s heart-pounding and critical to say the least. There is a MAJOR cliffhanger, so be prepared to wait for Book 2!
The book overall took me a chunk to really care about the characters, but the ending was just what I needed to be completely invested! A 3 out of 5 stars!
Published: 20 February 2020
Genre: Adult Dark Romance, Fantasy Retelling
How I Read It: eARC from Enticing Journey
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Enticing Journey in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the
Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she
isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably on an adventure with her little family.”
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Cold Queen by K. Webster (Frozen)
Sacrifice by Isabelle N. Blanco (Greek Mythology)
Insolent by Cynthia A. Rodriguez (Brave)
Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels (Alice in Wonderland)
Siren by Hazel Grace (The Little Mermaid)
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