Tuesday, August 21, 2018

BBReview: "The Prince" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, comes THE PRINCE, a new novella in her Wicked Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

Genre: New Adult - Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts Inc.
Publishing Date: August 14th, 2018
Page Count: 125
Source: Sent for Review
Format: E-Book

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….


It has been a while since I read book one from JLA's Wicked Series and unfortunately I have not yet read the other two books in the series. So, when I was presented with the opportunity to review a novella for the series I jumped at the chance hoping it would re-spark my interest to finish the series.

It did that and then some.

This novella follows the main character in the series, Ivy's, friend Bri. Which means you do not need to have read any of the previous books in order for this one to make sense. It definitely makes more sense if you have read at least the first, but you do not have to. It will definitely spark your interest in the series and it definitely made me want to re-read what I have and finish what I haven't.

I really, really loved the character of Bri. She was so relatable and she has been through too much. It is so nuts how much her character grew in such a small amount of time. It takes a truly talented author to make a novella feel like a full length book. It had me hooked from the very beginning.

The only part that killed me was the ending. JLA is very good at cliffhanger endings and she really did a killer job with this one. I was SO angry when I got to the end. How could it just END like that? I will definitely be finishing this series before the next novella comes out in 2019. I definitely need to fill the void that this short story has left me with. 

I absolutely loved this novella. It re-sparked my interest to finish this series as soon as I can. The character development of Bri was spectacular and I absolutely loved her. She was so relatable and so strong. I cannot wait to get to know her more. The cliffhanger ending really killed me. It is so infuriating that I have to wait so long until I find out what happens. UGH!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5



I opened my eyes, but I didn’t see the sun. I saw a form… a shape of a man. The features blurred, but I knew the man. It was him. 
The Prince…. 
But that also didn’t make sense. None of this made sense. Confusion crept into the fuzz crowding my thoughts. Something was off. I tried to lift my hand, but my arm felt like it was weighted down. Something was wrong, very badly wrong, and I needed to remember— 
The desire to slip away hit me hard and fast, obliterating the confusion and consciousness, and I slept. I slept for what felt like years and then I heard a steady beeping. It intruded on wherever I was, becoming so loud, so obnoxious to me, that I had to pay attention to it. A part of my consciousness zeroed in on the sound, clung to it, and I followed it back, tethering myself to the rhythm. With each passing second, my surroundings became clearer. Footsteps. I heard footsteps. Whispers. There was the sound of hushed voices. I dragged in a deep breath, and a shock hit my system. The breath hurt. Like my chest and ribs were too tight and a simple deep breath was too much to take— 
I saw her in my mind, as clear as day. 
I saw her lying on her back in the darkness, her eyes wide and fixed on mine. There was nothing behind those eyes. No life. Nothing. 
The beeping sound sped up. 
The horrifying image of my mom faded like smoke, replaced by luminous skin and bloody smiles and taunts and… 
Pools of blood. Actual pools of it. The ruby-red liquid spilled across stone, forming rivulets that ran between the spacing in the pavers. Why had there been so much blood? A vague feeling of wet warmth bubbling up my throat and choking me swept through me. 
“Bri? Are you awake? Brighton?”


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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**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**