Curse of Shadows and Thorns: A Dark Fantasy Romance (The Broken Kingdoms Book 1)

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Curse of Shadows and Thorns: A Dark Fantasy Romance (The Broken Kingdoms Book 1)

Curse of Shadows and Thorns: A Dark Fantasy Romance (The Broken Kingdoms Book 1)

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The world-building in this was really, really good; also, once there's anything with Fae, I'm all up in it! It’s short, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this short… I think this is what kept it from being great and settling it on just good. like missing sentences, random jumps between chapters/events, characters showing up in a scene when its never mentioned that they are present, information presented in a way that assumes the reader is already aware of it, and just inconsistent pacing. I found myself having to reread sections because with the first pass I’d somehow “miss something” and when that something was elaborated on I had to go back and reread the section to infer that “something” more clearly in the second pass. No os diré que ha sido el libro más original que he leído, ya que tiene ciertas semejanzas a De sangre y cenizas pero aún así lo disfruté y me ha hecho pasar un buen rato, que es lo más importante.

Filled with luscious world building, banter-filled romance, and epic battles, this first book in the Broken Kingdoms series is part Viking, part fairy tale. I plan on giving book 2 a shot but I just don’t want to have my expectations of it being SPICIER be dashed. The book opens with our main character, Elise, sneaking into a gambling den dressed as a man to play a game of cards.You can make the characters use Norse terms, braid their hair and carry hatchets into battle, but it doesn’t make them Vikings. Right off the bat, obsessions with a warrior past are not exactly a great marker - especially when coupled with the clear viking inspiration for the Timoran (Elise’s) culture.

I has some variety but it’s really the same plot so far, almost done with book 2 and it really resembles most of the tropes. As secrets unravel about Legion's vicious past, questions rise over who has the true right to the throne. I honestly feel like I’m rereading ‘Blood and Ash’, but the characters are posher and I constantly need a dictionary. They seemed like they went from "Ok, we can be friends after I felt betrayed by you" to " I love you, never leave me and I'll die for you! However, I have a major issue with it, and looking through the reviews it simply does not seem to have been addressed.I guess as the reader I was supposed to be upset but because the heartwarming moment barely had time to solidify it just didn't do much for me. As niece of the king, Elise Lysander cares about two things: sneaking into gambling dens, and avoiding an advantageous marriage at all costs. There is something in his darkness that is pulling towards the light in Elise and he won’t let her slip through his fingers, no matter how hard she fights him.

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