Dark King, by C.N. Crawford | Book Review

Hello, there! Today I have my book review of:

Dark King, by C.N. Crawford

Dark King is the first book in the Court of the Sea Fae

TW: Attempted Murder, Murder, Torture.

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49297943._SX318_SY475_A snarky fae, a sexy king, and forbidden desire deep as the sea.

Once, I was a fae princess with sea-magic at my fingertips. Now? I’m a hunted supernatural in a squalid shop, stripped of my power. My only comforts are stale cookies, Elvis records, and my hula-hoop. Until a lethally sexy fae king arrives and rips even those away.

After the brutal king throws me in prison, I strike a bargain with him: my freedom in exchange for helping him find a magic blade. What Lyr doesn’t know is that the blade might restore my stolen magic.

But as we journey, the gorgeous jerk is starting to make me feel things I’ve never felt. When Lyr touches me, desire ignites. I see raging passion in his eyes, too. If I give in, I risk losing my chance at reclaiming my power. Even worse… I could be forfeiting my life.

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Interesting to say the least. I thought that I would’ve liked Dark King more but sometimes you read things and they turn out to be not what you expected 🤷‍♀️. 

I liked the progression of the story, the flow of the plot and pacing was actually well done. 

Another thing I liked was that Aenor wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows; she had her dark moments. Aenor wasn’t …. the golden girl, I guess you could say. She has her flaws and all she wanted to do was to help in raising Gina, and save/help women/young ladies/people in dire need of it. Something else to mention is that the author didn’t shy away from Aenor feeling greedy ‘n’ gruesome. 

There’s also some romance in this first Court of the Sea Fae book as well. I can’t say that I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either.

I give Dark King, 3 stars.

At this point of time I do want to read the second book, but I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to go through with it. 

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Have you read Dark King? If yes, what did you think of it? Have you read anything by C.N. Crawford? 

Dark King is actually the first book I read of Crawford’s! I first read Queen of Storms, and I did not end up enjoying it as much as I wished I had. Here’s to hoping that another book of Crawford’s will be more enjoyable!

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

November + December 2019 Wrap Up


Hello, reader(s)! Welcome to my last post for 2019! It’s wild that 2019 has gone by extremely quickly. No? I can’t even remember the first 10 months, haha.

Beyond 2019 moving quickly, December absolutely flew by! Though December always flies by every year. This month I actually read more than I thought I did! Which is honestly a great thing. I’ve got to stay sane somehow ya know? Haha.

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what did i read this month

Books I read:


  • Axel (Carolina Reapers, #1) by Samantha Whiskey — 2 stars
  • Cupid’s Match (#1) by Lauren Palphreyman — 2 stars
  • Dark Pact (Her Dark Guardians, #1) by Alana Serra — 2 stars
  • *Written In Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop — 4 stars
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) by Kim Harrison — 4 stars
  • White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison — 4 stars

*  = Re-Reads


  • Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized Series, #1) by Annette Marie — 5 stars
  • Cold Attraction by Zoe Ashwood — 5 stars
  • A Torn Paige (Hidden Kingdom trilogy, #1) by L. Rose, Lila Rose — 5 stars
  • A Lost Paige (Hidden Kingdom trilogy, #2) by L. Rose, Lila Rose — 5 stars
  • Breaker, by Harloe Rae — 1 star
  • Outlaw’s Promise by Helena Newbury — 3 stars
  • Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows), by Kim Harrison — 3 stars
  • Oath Taker (Kingdom of Runes, #1) by Audrey Grey — 3 stars
  • Dark King (Court of the Sea Fae, #1) by C.N. Crawford — 3 stars

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Books reviewed:

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Books acquired

  • The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black (bought in November)
  • Cold Falling White (Zero Repeat Forever, #2) by Gabrielle Prendergast
  • The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn
  • The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

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Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

See you in 2020!

September 2019 Wrap-Up


Hello readers!

Today is the day where I post my September 2019 Wrap-Up. Let’s see what I did in the blogging world this past September, hey?

September felt like it flew by. But then again, September and onward tends to move a little more quickly than anticipated. Also, my province won’t be participating in the time-fall-back-thing, and I am pissed.

How was your September?


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Queen of Storms, by C.N. Crawford, Katerina Martinez | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of

Queen of Storms, by C.N. Crawford, and Katerina Matrinez.

Queen of Storms is the first book in the Institute of the Storm Fae series/trilogy.

Trigger Warnings: Mention of Parental Death, Murder, Murder mention.

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44553622._SY475_In the hallowed Storm Fae Academy, everyone has a secret.

It sucks to be a supernatural fugitive, but as a fae witch, what can you do? Get on with things. Ignore the elite fae assassins who rule the city. Try not to freak out when one of them surprises you mid-shower. Usual stuff.

But when the assassins capture my best friend, I’ll do anything to stop her execution. Including joining their academy. Now, while I secretly plot to break Wren out, I am forced compete in a lethal set of trials. Failure means that a monstrous headsman kills us both.

Turns out I have to train with a dragon-blood fae. He’s powerful, scary, and lethally attractive. And, like me, he’s harboring dark secrets.

Worst thing about him? He’s the monstrous headsman himself.

This book is from the Demons of Fire and Night world, with characters who appear in Court of Shadows.

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Let me start off my review of Queen of Storms by saying that while I didn’t know what was going to happen within Cora’s story, I had incredibly high hopes. Continue reading

August 2019 Wrap Up


Hello lovelies!

Today I have my August 2019 Wrap Up. I can’t believe how fast the month of August went by. I don’t know about you, but to me, August seems to be one of the faster months of the year. During August I had a lot going on personally, and blog-wise as well.

In August I had family from out of town visit. I also started a big Project that I hope to announce sometime soon (perhaps in the next few weeks) as well.

Blog wise, I had a lot going on too. An overload of book reviews, which might be dwindling down within the rest of the year (because of the Big Project). I also had time to post non-book-review-y things this month as well.

How was your August 2019? 

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