Review: Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Prince

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Synopsis

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series…
She’s everything he wants….

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.

She’s everything he can’t have…

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

She’s everything he’ll take….

But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.

She’s everything he’d die for….

 

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Review

As soon as I received The Prince, I was so excited, more than I was when I’d heard about it the first time. I mean, it was all mine—I could finally, finally read it, and… well, that is exactly what I did.

Obviously.

Two chapters into it, and it already managed to break my heart (I mean, seriously, don’t tell me you didn’t hurt for Brighton). Then chapter three takes place two years later, where the main story begins; Brighton has, as you would expect, changed quite a bit. Understandably so.

From there, I didn’t want to stop reading (Unfortunately, at times, those pesky assignments of mine kept from doing so!); it was, for me, so damn exciting.

I think what surprised me the most is how much I liked the relationship between Brighton and The Prince (or, if you prefer, Caden). While before, during the Wicked trilogy, The Prince had been… well, creepy, we learnt that it hadn’t been entirely him in control. But their exchanges, especially The Prince telling Brighton that he only wants her to be herself—not as one of her personas—had me swooning.

And even though, at times, The Prince did still weird me out—like, when he told her that he could track her—I couldn’t help but enjoy his development across this novella.

As always, Tink is hilarious; everyone who is part of the JLAnders group – or at least a lot of them anyway – love him, and he is definitely a charming character; almost all interactions with him had me laughing or at least amused.

I enjoyed that twist in the end, and I am excited for the sequel, which is set to be released next year (Squee!).

Jennifer L. Armentrout, as always, amazes me; whatever she writes, whether it’s young adult, new adult, or adult, whether it’s urban fantasy or contemporary romance, I have enjoyed immensely, and I definitely enjoyed The Prince.



 

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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