Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: Kingdom Cold

Author: Brittni Chenelle
Started reading: February 17th 2019
Finished the book: February 20th 2019
Pages: 278
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 14th 2019
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.73
My score:
Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.

When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart?

One must fall.

My thoughts
I did not expect to be so surprised by this book. I did not really know what to expect, actually, but I was very happy that I chose to read this review requested book so soon. While I was reading this book, I thought I would give it 4 stars, but the ending really pushed me towards 5 stars. Loved it so much.

  • POVS: I'm not a big fan of switching POV's and I usually mention this as a con in a book. In this book it actually added something to the story and the characters made it easy for me to switch as well. It's an extra layer for this book; you can read what Charlotte is thinking of Prince Young and vice versa.
  • Characters: Switching POVS usually only work when the characters have strong personalities. That was definitely the case in this book. I also liked the side-characters, those were very well written as well.
  • Length: It was a good length for this story. Maybe if there were more books to come, I would've liked the book to be longer. I would've wanted to know more about the war and more on the history, but this is a standalone (as far as I know) and that's why it's good like this. 
  • Ending: This book got an extra star from me for the ending. I had no idea where it was going, and I'm not going to spoil anything, but I'm a big fan of this ending. I remember reading this book on my free day in Kenya and really being hangover after finishing this book.

I would not mind if this book was the start of a series, but there are so many series nowadays that I'm actually glad that this is a standalone. I really liked the characters and the world the story takes place in, that's why I wouldn't mind to read more if there was more to come. I will definitely follow Brittni as an author, because she as proven that she can make tough decisions in a story and write spectacular endings!

Memorable quotes from this book
"We can't know the future. We can only do our best in the moment."

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