** Thank you Raincoast Books for my ARC **
Pub Date: Feb 25, 2020
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you like:
✔scheming, scandalous characters
✔a game of clue (murder mystery)
✔ Flirtatious, slow burn romances
✔character driven stories
“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart.
And they never will.”
I knew from the start I was gonna like this one! I mean, come on. Is that not a killer opener or what?! (Pun intended) 😆
I loved Alessandra! She was the perfect MC: ambitious, cunning, beautiful and unapologetic about her sexuality. A bit of a black sheep.
Her relationship with The Shadow King kinda reminded me of Tella & Legend from the Caraval series.
While I really enjoyed this one, I also wanted to see a bit more action! Particularly from the Shadow King. I wanted to see much more of his darker side and less of the daily happenings that took place at the palace.
Overall, it was a great standalone with an excellent cast of characters. I can’t wait to read all her other books!
Have you read it? Is it on your tbr? Have you read her other books? Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.
But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?