Friday, February 1, 2019

Book Review: Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Synopsis: 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.

Just that alone drove me into this story with an intrigued and open mind. As I opened the PDF to do this ARC Review my jaw dropped at the length of pages, but as I began to read the two hundred pages didn't daunt me anymore. Instead, I was driven into a world of fantasy that had so many twist and turns, you had to keep turning the pages. The story starts out with what you would expect of a fairytale-esque story, a young girl is off to be wed to a young man that she simply does not love. Yet Chenelle takes what is expected and flips it into such a creative whirlwind of drama. 

Princess Charlotte does not just whine about she does not want to marry Prince Young. She takes drastic actions against Prince Young from attacking his carriage upon arriving at the castle and forgoing a hunger strike. She will do anything to escape this marriage. While you get to know Princess Charlotte and Prince Young, it is Minseo who steals the show. Brittni, I need Minseo to have a standalone novel just saying. I mean I won't say any spoilers (the end is insane), I will say I understand Princess Charlotte, I understand. I stated that the book is a bit long but the read is quick and breezy, three chapters in and you will not be able to put it down!

What stopped this from being a 5 out of 5? I am not a fan of multiple first points of view stories, but Brittni attempted a great deal at making it flow. However, I do believe that it pulled away from something that could have been stronger. Maybe if it focused on Charlotte's point of view and may be switched to Young then it would have been more powerful. We could have developed a deeper relationship with the characters. 

 I recommend this book for any reader of Young Adult Fantasy/Young Adult Romance. 

The book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble or Amazon

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