Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ The Devil’s Crown by Monica James


I was feared.

But all of that changed when the impossible happened—I fell in love. Only those feelings weren’t reciprocated, because who could love a monster like me?

My empire crumbled. People died. I went from being a victorious leader to lurking in the shadows, planning revenge on my half-brother who now reigns in my place.

An orphanage is where I find sanctuary, but when she walks into my world and evokes a yearning I thought long dead, my demons are awakened and want what they can’t have—her. Sooner or later, I knew I’d need to feed the darkness inside me.

Mayhem, power, and control course through my veins. I will use them to regain my crown, my throne, and then claim her, despite what solemn vows she might’ve made.

I will break them…and her.

Mayhem, power, and control are what course through my veins and what made me a victorious leader. And now, I want my fucking crown back.


This review has taken me days to write. I’m still at a loss for words. The Devil’s Crown was everything I wanted and so much more. The moment I started reading I was completely hooked. I was sucked into this story. If you’ve read the All the Pretty Things trilogy then you know Alek and if you haven’t read the trilogy you are in for one sinful ride.

Alek is a character you want to hate, but you just can’t. Despite who he is and what he has done you can’t help but love him. He just wants his city back, he wants to wear the crown he deserves. He’s cruel, he is a villain, but there is also a softer side to him, a side Willow originally brought out. Now, the heroine….well she was a surprise, in a good way. She is exactly the type of woman that Alek needs and there is some instant chemistry between the two of them and a few kindle melting scenes.

Some old characters make an appearance and I loved those moments. I got the bromance I never knew I wanted and it was perfect. There is a sweet secondary character that will melt your cold black heart, especially in scenes with Alek (you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about if you’ve read the story), but I truly hope there is more of them!

The Devil’s Crown is action packed and will have you reading with your jaw on the floor a majority of the book and in tears towards the end. It is dark and twisted. If this is just part one I can’t wait to see what is coming in part two! The Devil’s Crown is a MUST READ and one of my TOP READS of 2020.