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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde Book 1)

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But I’m getting carried away and this review is already way too long so the last thing I want to mention is the focus on consent. However I must say this, the author toes the line of gratuitous smut overshadowing the plot, and she does it pretty well, remembering that she does actually have a story to tell and not getting completely carried away with the erotica bits of her novel (there would be nothing wrong with that per se, it just wouldn’t be my thing). She is a warrior first and a queen second, she isn’t afraid to take action and ask for approval later. He’s a pretty typical paranormal romantasy hero in many ways—he’s a tough but fair ruler whose people adore and fear him in equal measure, but when it comes to his queen, he’s an insane softie and worships the ground she walks on. This is not intended to be a full statement of all your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations.

The only hard part now is the book hangover I have to deal with—and settling in for the wait to the sequel! I wished that had been better explained but hopefully, that’ll be expanded on in the next book (pls)!There are only so many ways to make vampires different and I think this was different enough to still be good.

It has no definite plot , no intrigue or excitement and read like some fanfiction by a 13 year old and fell FLATT. This was frustrating because who doesn’t love that moment in a story when all the pieces come together and things finally make sense.

It just takes a little while because that kind of resentment and hate built up over time is hard to shake off quickly.

Because the whole thing made it sound like he was getting revenge against her people or something, but god this disappointed me so bad, it hurt. I would understand if Isolde only met like, one woman who was mean to her and who had to be “put in her place” but in this book, the author made it seem like pretty much all women were against the heroine (not even because the latter is human—a lot of the hate also came from human women— but simply because they felt like it). Anyhow, two things I wanted to point out though it's neither on my good nor bad side is — i) the representation in this book. Since both books deal with similar tropes and topics, I thought this one would also be a win for me.

this was a welcome relief after all the melancholy and deaths I have been encountering in more than half a dozen books that I read prior to this.

I also loved that Adrian always cleaned her blade for her whenever she killer someone—so sweet of him.A decir verdad tenía muchísimas ganas de amar este libro porque lo escribía la misma autora de A Touch of Darkness, el retelling de Hades y Perséfone, pero esta historia fue bastante mediocre… ¡Es que ni siquiera los momentos hot redimían el aburrimiento que sentía! But in this book, these plot twists are alluded to so frequently that when they finally happen, you’re not surprised.

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