Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: The Dark King

The Dark King
The Dark King by C.J. Abedi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Sigh. Caroline and Devilyn are just the pair of star-crossed lovers you want to spend hours reading about. This book was a beautiful love story with a Fae and YA twist. One warning: contents contain cliffhangers.

We pick up with a Caroline who doesn’t remember the love that she and Devilyn shared before he became the Dark King. She’s still in the awkward crush phase of their relationship while Devilyn is struggling in his efforts to ignore his strong feelings because he knows she returns them. The first half of the book was spent with both of them pushing and pulling at each other in an effort to either make themselves happy or sacrifice their feelings to save the other. The
“grown-ups” around them (Odin, Dana, etc.) were really trying to be the voice of reason and, thankfully, at about the halfway mark we enter a much happier place.

Sadly, during all the happy times I was on the edge of my seat waiting for things to fall apart. Maybe it’s because I read too many paranormal romances, but when everyone gets really happy with many chapters still left to go, I get paranoid. In this book my paranoia was justified, because the cliffhanger really came out of nowhere. We were well on our way to HEA territory when we get smacked in the face with a cliffhanger. For me, this doesn’t really hurt my overall enjoyment of the story, though. The love story was beautiful to read from both POVs and I’m still rooting for this doomed love affair. Hell, I am even rooting for Teddy and Devilyn’s sister. I’m a sucker for a romance. The story just kee

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