Tuesday, February 13

Book Review: Winter's Captive by Robin D Mahle & Elle Madison

Robin D. Mahle & Elle Madison
Title: Winter's Captive
Series: The Lochlann Treaty #1
Genre: Fantasy Romance, YA, Paranormal
Format: ebook
Pages: 264
Published: August 1, 2021
Where I Got It: Amazon Freebie

They thought she was a puppet they could manipulate. But this princess is no damsel in distress.

Or at least she doesn’t want to be...

The black X of the Aramach marked the spot where Princess Charlotte’s life was destroyed. Her fiance has been kidnapped by rebel insurgents, and war threatens to crumble her kingdom if he’s not safely returned. Somewhere in the midst of her inner circle, traitors are plotting to prevent their two kingdoms from uniting. Deciding it’s time to take matters into her own hands, Charlie storms from the castle on a mission to save her betrothed.

But the obstacles are many, and her skills are few.

Due to her sheltered existence, she’s knows nothing of her own kingdom or how to survive in it. But time is running out. The drums of war have sounded. Fighting against rebels and assassins; Charlie must find a strength within herself she never knew existed.

But will it be enough to bring her prince home and save the kingdom?

Grabbed this a freebie on Amazon. It sounded good and I adore that cover. 

Princess Charlotte's life was destroyed when her fiancé was taken by rebel insurgents. War threatens to crumble her kingdom if they can't find him. There is a traitor in her inner circle and they are plotting to prevent these kingdoms from uniting through marriage. No one has answers, so Charlotte takes matters into her own hands and goes on a mission to save her fiancé. 

I struggled throughout this whole story. It started off well enough and then I would struggle. Something would happen and it would suck me back in.....and then I would struggle again. It for sure a roller coaster for me. 

Charlotte was fine enough, but she had no real skills and I'm surprised she survived (no spoiler it's a YA) after a few pages. 

To be fair...I would've given up but I wanted to see what happened and this is part of a reading challenge and I wanted the credit hahaha. 

All-in-all, this was a roller coaster for me. Some parts were interesting and dare I say...fun? Other parts...meh. 2 stars from me. 

- Romance Reading Challenge - #6 (Fantasy/SciFi)


Jen Twimom said...

Pretty, but I'll pass. Thanks!

Sophia Rose said...

Way to press forward for the sake of the challenge! Sorry it was such a slog.

Carole Rae said...

Jen, don't blame ya ;)

Sophia, can't win them all!