The stunning book cover, by Marcela Medeiros, was what drew me to this book. It portrays both fantasy and romance and is a perfect representation of the story inside.
I read so many books these days that I get excited when I find one that I hate to put down, one that I get excited when I realize I’m able to go back to it and continue. This was such a book! Each time I read a fantasy I love it reminds me just how much fantasy is my favorite genre. I love being caught up in a new world with new characters that I really like and want to spend time with.
There is a Cinderella beginning, in that Katria is the poor, mistreated daughter, being raised by a wicked stepmother. Her stepmother sells her into marriage with a man she has never met and the story moves into Beauty and the Beast slightly. For some reason, Lord Fenwood forbids Katria to look at him, yet still his voice is kind and he seems to generally care for her wellbeing. Then one night she is drawn out of her room, a promise she made is broken and all traditional fairytales are left behind as Katria is drawn into a fairytale all of her own as she enters a world hidden from humans. King Boltov has been killing the Aviness family, seeking their power and magic. He needs to wear the glass crown and claim the magic of kings for himself to be truly accepted as king of the Fae world. The Butchers of Boltor hunt the remaining bloodline of the true kings down. Boltov moves closer to his mission. All seems lost. But… inside Katria a hope glimmers, and the song of kings builds in her heart.
The writing is smooth, the plot fabulously both romantic and full of fantasy, and the characters win you over and draw you into their world. Wonderful writing.
First, I have to mention the price, as this TOTALLY irritated me. Why it should be almost twice as expensive to buy it in England, than it is in the US is just beyond me, totally unfair. It is however, free if you pay for Kindle Unlimited. The only other little tiny gripe I have is that Katria never questioned why Lord Fenwood would want her mother’s book or how he even knew they had it. This is answered later in the story, however, the only reason he marries her is because of the book and I’m sure she would have been more interested in finding out why. Also, when Lord Fenwood says she can ask for anything she doesn’t ask for Misty, and I didn’t get that.
To sum up
Dance with the Fae Prince is a truly beautiful escapism fantasy. A slow burning love with a happy ending, I highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.
$4.99/£4.99 or free to read on Kindle Unlimited. 2,627 reviews on Amazon US with an average star rating of 4.4 at time of reviewing.
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