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A brilliant beginning to a new series from Bec McMaster! Slightly different from her usual stuff and written in 1st person point of view (which is very different for her) but it was an exciting ride and so, so sexy!!! Looking forward to the next book in this series!
What an amazing book! This is my first Bec McMaster book and I’m so glad to have found her. Bec weaves an interesting and incredibly well written story of war, good v evil and love - a total unputdownable page turner. I’ve already recommended “Promise of Darkness” to all of my friends, it’s a seriously fantastic book. I’m eager to see what happens next.
Thoroughly enjoyed Promise of fatness. It has everything I enjoy in a fantastical story. A mysterious Prince and his gamble on love, a princess who is promised to him for 3 months, the old ones who are imprisoned and the other kingdoms who are all in on this face. I enjoy the storyline, forever love and the political manipulation between kingdoms. I highly recommend this read and am now heading to pick up book 2.
I love a book that has me flipping page after page because I just can't get enough of it! I love the dynamics between the two main characters, the magic involved, and finally, Vi finding her own and holding her own place in the world at the end. What a cliff hanger though, need book two!
I enjoyed this book but did find it very slow moving (takes a long time to build up to twists so although they’re good twists they’re blindingly obvious by the time we get there). I skim read some of the ‘info dump’ sections but the rest of intriguing and well written. I feel bad not giving it more stars but...
My main problem was how similar it felt to Sarah Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury. Many of the characters feel similar, the curse feels similar, the city she’s whisked off to is even called Valerian, City of Dreams, instead of Velaris, home to the Court of Dreams. I wasn’t sure if these similarities were supposed to be flattering or were subconscious on the author’s part, but they left me feeling like I was reading ACOTAR fanfic instead of an original novel. Nothing wrong with fanfic but this felt a bit uncomfortable.
Anyway it’s well written with genuine sexual tension, it’s just a shame the author didn’t edit out the similarities to Maas’ work.
When I read it was a Hades & Persephone re-telling, I was all in. I love Greek mythology and wanted to see the twists the author put on it.
Not to spoil the story for everyone, the heroine, Iskvien, is a tribute to the Prince of Evernight. She has to stay with him for three months, spy on him for her mother, the Queen of Thorns.
After these three months are over, she is to return to her mother's kindgom, where she never really knew happiness and the only person she ever loved, her sister, had turned her back on her. Iskvien does everything to get on her mother's good side, to be as accomplished and praised as her sister, but her mother seems to loathe her and Iskvien doesn't know why.
She doesn't know that it has to do with a certain prince and a curse and a heartbreaking love story. She doesn't know that she's running out of time to save a person she didn't even know she loved.
I hope this piqued the interest of anyone in doubt of reading this book. It's good, even with a few grammatical errors - the author would switch from 1st person narrative to 3rd. If you're not bothered by that and want a great love story with some angst, give it a try. I'm really looking forward to book two.
This is a kind of twisted fantasy romance (is there any other type of fantasy romance?). It has the feel of a young adult book but I am not entirely sure who it is aimed at. I really loved the basic plot of this book - it was novel and surprising. I don't want to say anymore for fear of spoilers, but it is fair to say that I did not see what was coming and I enjoyed the twists very much. I could not completely get on board with the characters or the world they inhabit. There was a lot of complex back history revealed as the story went along and I am not entirely sure that I completely understood many of the nastier characters motivations - perhaps this is something that later books will expand upon. There were a good few plot points resolved by magic working is some unexpected way which I always find a little disappointing.
What a book! I could not put this down. Because creates a story that sweeps you up and makes you never want to leave. I guessed early on who Vi was to Thiago. The characters are well written, the story is fast paced with lots of action and the chemistry between Vi and Thiago is tangible. The final chapter had me on the edge of my seat anxiously waiting to see how she would answer the question that would seal b poo TH their fates. The plot for the next book is given in the last few chapters and I'm excited to see the next part of their journey. Great story, very well written. You will not regret giving this a go. Think I have found my new favourite author.