This. Book. Consumed. Me. I didn’t just consume the book, it consumed ME. I basically read it all in one sitting. I could not bring myself to put it down because I was so engaged with the whole story and it just flowed so well! The story seamlessly carries you along from scene to scene and it doesn’t even feel like time is passing; you’re so wholly immersed in the book that it’s all that you can think about. There is no real world. What even is that. We know only the realms of our Shadow King.
Speaking of our Shadow King 😏 First of all, can I just take a moment to thank Tricia Levenseller for putting in how to pronounce his name THE MOMENT it was said? Because otherwise I would’ve gone on saying it the wrong way the whole time and it would’ve stuck in my head 😂 As a reader, I am INFINITELY grateful for that insightful decision!
But more importantly, I want to thank her for making a character who is simultaneously irresistibly charming, mysterious and UNDENIABLY HANDSOME. And that’s only on the surface of his personality (for the beginning at least 😉) so imagine how much better it gets as the book goes on and we get to know him better 😏 I’ll give you a hint: You’ll be swooning in no time if you aren’t already.
I especially loved our main character, Alessandra. Not only because of her amazing fashion sense, but also because she is so fiercely unafraid to be herself, no matter what anyone thought of her (and believe me, they thought a lot of things). She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her and she doesn’t even give them the time of day when they try to tell her how to live her life. She’s bold and she’s brave and those two traits combined with many others made her a main character worth rooting for. Also, her mind for scheming made this book so much more enjoyable.
Now that I’ve given you a rundown of our main characters, imagine what they’re like together 😏 That’s right. It’s a slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers story with a WHOLE lot of tension (especially for one reason in particular that you’ll read about 😉) And there was no lack of snarky banter between the two! They’ll keep you thoroughly entertained throughout their moments together, that much I’m sure of.
Because this book is a STANDALONE, it meant that the plotline was fairly easy to keep up with! After all, it did need to be resolved by the end of the book. But that didn’t make it any less entertaining. Along with the leading plotline, there were a few extra problems thrown in here and there that were resolved as they came and helped better develop the characters and their arcs. There’s also a specific plot twist near the end that will shock a gasp right out of you!
Also, take a moment after reading it to really think about the title and it’s significance, because once you get it… 😍😍 THIS BOOK OWNS ME. I LOVE IT! I love every bit of it, especially how the title links in with the whole story and romance. It’s seriously PERFECT.
All this to say that it was a really easy and quick read full of entertainment! Seriously, it’s the perfect book to settle down and just enjoy. Let it whisk you away. Let the characters take over your thoughts. I bet this book will easily be a favourite new release of 2020, without a shadow of doubt (see what I did there? 😏😉😂 Shh, let me believe I’m funny)