This is late, I know it’s late. But, it almost didn’t even happen at all because I am a spazz who didn’t realize that it was Friday…oops.
But…I managed to pull myself together at the end so hurrah. Without further adieu:
With her mother now gone and her father’s still a no show, Alice is unprotected, vulnerable and alone.
How will she manage to survive without her mother’s protection? Who was responsible for it? Is Alice the murderer’s next target? If so, who will protect her?
With the murderer still on the loose in Small Town, Alice must be prepared to confront the dangers around her in order to keep those close to her safe again, but can she do it after the heartbreak, betrayal and the loss she has already endured?
This one is an indie read, written by a Goodreads friend of mine. It’s addictive and a quick read. I devoured the first one and had to pick this one up.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
This one has been on my radar a while, and you KNOW I’m a sucker for retellings so…it’s a no-brainer.
Back to reading I go.