Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: August 14, 2018
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series…
She’s everything he wants….
Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.
She’s everything he can’t have…
Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.
She’s everything he’ll take….
But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.
She’s everything he’d die for….
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The Prince is a novella set in the A Wicked trilogy universe after the events of the final novel, Brave. As with all 1001 Nights novellas, The Prince can be read as a stand-alone story within the A Wicked trilogy universe. However, I wouldn’t recommend reading it unless you’ve read the original trilogy. Though The Prince does a fantastic job of keying in readers about past events, readers will inevitable be missing out on key emotional beats and context. So, with that said, let’s proceed to my review.
The Prince follows Brighton as she embarks on a revenge-seeking mission that becomes entwined with the Prince. To their dismay, they realize what they’re seeking is the same as their attraction for each other grows and they’re forced into sticky situations. Brighton and the Prince have great chemistry together from the moment they step onto the same page. Armentrout excels at writing tension that drips off the page and The Prince is no exception.
The Prince is only 125 pages, but Armentrout packs a lot action, plot, and character development in those pages. The pace is fast as Brighton deals with the aftermath of the previous novels, new events that will change her life forever, and an investigation that leads down dangerous roads.
I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel since it’s shaping up to be a thrilling ride despite it being a novella rather than a full-length novel. Armentrout intrinsically knows the worlds she’s created and what her readers want.
Overall, The Prince is a FANTASTIC addition to the A Wicked trilogy. There’s so much more to explore within this world, so I couldn’t be happier that we’re getting more.
***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.