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.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
This is your last chance to turn back now. Seriously, this book wrecked my world and I am warning you…stay away if you value your sleep or sanity.
Still here? Fabulous, I had hoped you’d ignore that warning like all true heros and heroines do in stories. Kingdom Cold is a book that I hated and loved all at the same time. I want to hug it close and never let it go, and also throw it across the room, very hard. I am really emotionally…not okay.
As I was reading the book in the beginning, I honestly was a little displeased at how fast paced it was and how simple and to the point the descriptions were. I felt like I was being jipped out of details, however, my mindset completely changed in the middle of the book and I realized that I was so invested in the story that I couldn’t even stop reading to eat dinner…It was honestly perfectly written for the story; details for the scenes that are important, and quick mentions of things that don’t have a detrimental impact on the plot.
Charlotte, Young, Milly, Minseo…..all of them were so perfectly unique. Charlotte and Young both have such a profound display of character development, I was so proud of them. We literally watch them grow from immature children to responsible and powerful leaders, and especially at the end of the book…wow. They really became what we thought they were incapable of just a few chapters ago. They were awesome characters, all of them were!
The story itself has action scenes that can get vivid and there is lots of blood. There is some sexual content as far as some characters discussing the “consummation ceremony” following the wedding, as well as other characters sleeping around and making jokes. There are some detailed kisses and though there is not a descriptive sex scene, there are several “implied” scenes in which it is quite clear as to what the characters are doing before the chapters end.
Overall, books with these types of endings are not at all my favorite and I try to stay away from them as much as possible, however with how much Kingdom Cold really affected me, I can’t help but to admit that it is every bit a 5 star novel. So, my final rating is 5 out of 5 stars, and from what I hear, fans of Kiera Cass will truly love this book.
P.S. Apparently book 2 comes out in June, but don’t worry, it’s not a cliffhanger ending THANK GOODNESS.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.