Wednesday, 19 February 2020

It's Wednesday!! Crush The King & A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Happy Wednesday you lovely bookish people!
I've found a new (to me) meme called Shelf Control and It merges beautifully with Can't Wait Wednesday! Celebrating the books already on my bookshelf alongside highlighting the books I'm looking forward to in the future!

I've finished Kill The Queen, I'm currently reading Protect The Prince and I am so freaking excited to see Evie CRUSH THE KING!

A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.

Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies.

There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.

Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king.

What are you waiting on this week?

Fall in love, break the curse.

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she's pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. 

I got an arc of this back in 2018 and I'm ashamed to say I never read it!
I started reading it but hit a reading slump and just didn't continue.
When the paperback released, I grabbed a copy because the cover is amazing!

The blurb sounds awesome and everyone seems to love this book!
I haven't heard anyone say they didn't like it and I kinda feel like I owe it to the author to read it and review it since I was granted the arc... Better late than never!
Plus, the paperback is practically shouting from my bookshelf, "read me, read me!" It's seriously so pretty... the spine is all holographic and everything!


  1. I haven't read these but I keep seeing reviews for Protect The Prince and it does sound good.

  2. I love Kemmerer's contemporaries but didn't feel led to pick up A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I'll be excited to see what you think of it.

  3. I read the first in the Estep series. I liked it but haven't continued and I have Curse - just need to read it. Story of my life lol

    Karen @ For What It's worth

  4. I am surprised you never read Curse. I have yet to see anyone say anything bad about it, and I do love Kemmerer's contemporaries, so I bet it is really good

  5. The Jennifer Estep series is lurking on my e-reader though it is way outside my comfort zone!