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

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

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

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TL;DR: If you love vampires, witches, and other paranormal creatures, a fantasy world full of political intrigue and backstabbing drama, and an extremely steamy but nonetheless swoony romance between fated lovers, then I would recommend checking this one out! It just felt sudden, and a little too intense considering the lack of conversations and meaningful relationship-building between them during the first 80% of the book. It’s just that I was hoping for something a little more developed and layered instead of this smut-fest with a side of predictable plot.

Seems like an incredibly stupid thing to do, especially since she's a seer and could foresee what would happen. As for our mains, I swung back and forth between really liking Isolde and being extremely irritated by her wishy-washy and spoiled attitude. I was promised enemies to lovers but all I see is insta-lust (and oh boy do I hate this) Isolde supposedly hated him while he 'loved' her for absolutely no reason but yk going at it means nothing . I very much expected the vampire porn this book has to deliver (why else do you think I'm reading this? I know she's a queen, but that doesn't mean she should treat everyone like they're below her, especially women because her treatment of the men was a little better.This didn’t totally bother me because things were continually revealed as the book went on, and I know any plot holes or threads left over will be dealt with in further books. This romance is a hate-to-love on Isolde’s part, but I feel that the “love” part did not develop entirely because of Adrian’s actions or words, or because Isolde realized that he wasn’t so bad. Isolde is jealous, she’s petty, and rather than help a specific character and realize she’s a product of the station she holds, she belittles and embarrasses them. Please don't talk about character development because it's hardly so till the end and I am tired of excusing asshole people by discarding it as "their personality and that people are different.

I also loved that Adrian always cleaned her blade for her whenever she killer someone—so sweet of him. But in this book, these plot twists are alluded to so frequently that when they finally happen, you’re not surprised. I think I’ll definitely be continuing the series (I even have a couple exclusive editions coming that I am excited for! I know a lot of people rave about them in Scarlett’s work, but since reading A Touch of Ruin and now this book, I just can’t help but be reminded that quantity does not equal quality.I am one of the few individuals that actually really loves traveling plots, but it just didn’t feel realistic or necessary in this book. Hoping to end the war and bloodshed that ravages Revekka, princess Isolde accepts to marry the Blood King Adrian Alexander Vasilia, even though he is a vampire and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. He had potential, being a dark and ruthless "villain" with a fiercely protective side and a lot of sex appeal, but his character was not developed enough to be really interesting. No, cause I get the hidden message forth; women empowerment, strength, knowledge versus ignorance, war, and sacrifice, yada yada.

Isolde is a 26 years old grown-up who is set to be a queen mind you — but acted merely off her assumptions and emotions. I think that's why it took me a week to read it- because I had to reread a lot, and because some days I put the book down and couldn't be bothered reading it. you know in fantasy romance books when the main character goes through something life changing that sends her spiraling into hysterics something that has her sobbing crying and throwing up and then. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court. Two books I've read from her, and I HATED her female characters and couldn't give a damn about the males.The sale of customised goods or perishable goods, sealed audio or video recordings, or software, which has been opened.

Hello again dear reader or listener, today I thought I’d share with you some of my thoughts on my latest fantasy romance read. 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! This also means that for a good chunk of the story the main relationship is quite one sided, with Isolde being a bit of a huge hypocrite, but trust the process and believe me when I tell you that something that had the potential of turning into one of those very romanticized but lowkey toxic relationships, actually resolves itself into a badass power couple with both partners being equal and properly validated. I find that there are certain addicting qualities about paranormal romances that, even if you have some issues with it, compels you to gobble it up as fast as you can, and this book had it in spades!

The stakes are higher than ever as they confront mythical beasts, malevolent gods, and personal sacrifices. S. Other than reading I love playing videogames and streaming them on Twitch, coffee, and crocheting. This did not read or feel like a work by a published, popular author, and felt exactly like something you’d read on fan fiction sites as a 13 year old, written by a 14 year old.

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