Imprisoned by K.L. Donn is an Adult Romantic Fantasy Retelling of Sleeping Beauty!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“Once upon a time…
Isn’t that how love stories begin?
Not this time. This is not a love story.
This is the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and how Princess Arianna of Graeline was conceived
out of darkness and lies.
Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as
protection against a vengeful curse.
A love curse.
Malevolence has invaded the land of mystery, and the dark mage has decided it’s time to
collect on her favor. The price…
Until the king calls for a savior. Or two?
Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions
together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and
baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead.
Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant
princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world.
How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs?
Can these two “princes”; beat the odds, save the princess, and live happily ever after?
Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?”
In this dark retelling, we follow a princess whose magic is dwindling from a curse and her kingdom is secretly suffering with human trafficking on the rise.
It’s a combination of the modern world and a complex fantasy with a loosely-fitted Sleeping Beauty plot.
I was surprised in how this story was twisted into more of a mission-oriented book with the romance on the side as we get multiple POVs. It’s definitely a unique story with an emphasis on the characters. A lot of development happens with them, and we do get a chunk of the book dedicated to background information rather than the plot itself.
A solid 3 out of 5 stars.
Published: 3 March 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.*
“Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta,
Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her
readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book.
Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they
share 4 beautiful children together.”
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Cold Queen by K. Webster (Frozen)
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Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels (Alice in Wonderland)
Siren by Hazel Grace (The Little Mermaid)
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