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Feared Fables #2
Published by Self-Published on February 15, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Retellings
A dark fae prince.
A stolen human girl.
And an unwanted marriage.
Not all beasts can be redeemed...
Callie doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Too bad they believe in her. The fae whisk Callie and her friend off to be prisoners of an eternal dance. But Callie is stolen again. Maybe the eternal dance wasn’t so bad after all...
A lethal fae has taken her as his unwilling bride, and she has to balance between life and death in his castle, while finding a way out of the dangerous fae realm. Only, she’s playing games with the Prince of War. The Prince learns just how far Callie will go to save her friend from a lifetime of torture—and just what she will do to save herself from his clutches.
Callie must escape the wicked prince before she turns from prisoner to prey. But as the prince himself tells her, ‘Sacrifice is no noble thing in the fae realm.’Everything in the fae realm comes at a price…
The Prince’s Prisoner is a Dark Fae Retelling of the original Beauty and the Beast. Don't expect Disney's tale to even flicker on these pages. The second book in the anthology series, Feared Fables. Can be read as a stand-alone. Please be aware of themes.
The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review.
As much as I love light and fluffy books to feed my reading addiction, sometimes I enjoy a good novel that touches the dark side. The Prince’s Prisoner by Klarissa King and Isla Jones is the second book in their Feared Fables series based on the original Beauty and the Beast. (Side note: Klarissa King and Isla Jones are the same people.)
Bookwyrms and friends, The Prince’s Prisoner go into the dark side a bit; from early on, the book builds suspense and mystery as Callie tries to find her close friend Meghan when she doesn’t return. Instead, Callie finds herself in the faery world, where unfortunate humans are eventually caught into a constant state of dancing. Desperate to save Meghan, Callie catches the attention of the Prince of War and makes a deal, only to have it backfire on her completely.
Typical fae nature, eh? Instead, Callie finds herself as the Prince’s bride and strives to gain both her’s and Meghan’s freedom so they can return to the human world.
I enjoyed seeing the faery world being built here, which frequently gave off The Cruel Prince vibes. I also wanted to see what would happen to Callie and how far she would go to gain her freedom from the fae world. However, while The Prince’s Prisoner started out interesting, I found myself a little uninterested and uninvested at some point, particularly with the relationship that honestly didn’t feel like a romance considering the end.
Let’s talk: tell me about your favorite Beauty and the Beast retellings! Would you prefer to be stuck eternally dancing or forced to marry a fae?