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!
Adele

November + December 2019 Wrap Up

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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:

November;

  • 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

December;

  • 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!
Adele

See you in 2020!