Once upon a time, there lived a princess so cruel that even her husband tried to destroy her.
The results left her without a father, her husband without a memory, and herself as queen to a kingdom on the cusp of war.
Even so, after learning of her treasonous husband’s upcoming nuptials, she set out to find him and locked him in her dungeon. There, and only there, would she unveil a time when she once allowed herself to be vulnerable. A past detailing how her heart was coaxed to beat outside her chest, only to have it crushed by the cold hands of betrayal.
But true vengeance will need to wait. War is coming, and with it, decisions and danger masked in treacherous beauty.
All too soon, the young queen will learn that time could be the most dangerous foe of all.
For it is time that would reveal all the ways a dead heart can beat anew.
There was no way this creature who was into selfless love would give a damn about a cold bitch queen’s story.
ARC REVIEW ➼
Fantasy romance is usually not my jam, however, I love Ella’s writing and this book was no exception to that. The moment I started reading I was sucked into this magical world and I never wanted to leave.
Queen Audra is ruling her kingdom alone. Her parents are dead and her husband is a traitor. She is ruling with a cruel, cold heart these days. Audra learns her husband is set to marry another woman, so she kidnaps him and keeps him in her dungeon until he remembers everything he did. Can a queen with a cold heart also find herself?
I loved Audra, despite her coldness you could feel there is something more to her. She used her coldness to protect her heart. When she was telling Raiden of the former life together my heart was breaking. I honestly loved those two together so much. There is so much chemistry between the two. Zad, well he has been in Audra’s life for a long time, there are times she questions him and there were times that I was questioning him and trying to decide if I should like him or not. Though, towards the end I was leaning more towards the liking him side of things.
Even if fantasy romance isn’t your thing, you will still enjoy this story. There are plenty of fantasy elements to the story, but there is plenty of other romance elements. It is the perfect balance of the two.
Ella created a magical, fairytale world that is captivating and beautiful. Fall in love with these characters, this story and this world. A King So Cruel is a MUST READ!