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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,152 ratings  ·  197 reviews
This is a previously-published edition - ISBN13: 9781548073213

A Hotheaded Prisoner

In the Kingdom of Summer, they say she's wild.

Locked in a cage by the sea, Flare dreams of escape. She dreams of a lost world, known only in legends.

The island is calling to her. And she won't let anyone keep her from it.

Especially not him.

A Coldhearted Prince

They say he's cruel.

Paperback, 1st Edition, 384 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by CreateSpace
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Susan Herring When I read the book I thought Ice was Jeryn's "Winter Prince' persona, the cold hearted boy we first met. …moreWhen I read the book I thought Ice was Jeryn's "Winter Prince' persona, the cold hearted boy we first met. (less)
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Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Update 4/3/19: The audiobook is here, sweetings! And omg, I love their voices!!! 💚 Dare Audiobook:

This book is about an evil prince, a girl who doesn't take his crap, and their dangerous island love. Think "dark Blue Lagoon" with a little madness and a little magic.
Candace Robinson
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reread! I liked it even better the second time!

I love Natalia Jaster's writing. She has become one of my favorite authors! This book gave me a whole Blue Lagoon type feel, which I might add that I hated that movie, but this is what the movie should have been! I felt this book was probably her deepest book, and a very character driven novel. We get to be inside Jeryn and Flare's heads, and there were all types of emotions going on there. Jeryn showed a lot of growth throughout Dare, and I was con
Nouf *LostinFantasy*
I feel like this isn’t an easy book to review and put my feelings into words. It’s a beautifully written slow burn romance with some wonderful and even humorous moments, but along with the light parts, there is a darkness to the world within this book and the topic is a sensitive one.

In this Fantasy world (with no magic) the kingdoms and societies have a very prejudiced view of mental illness and people born with it. And while the previous book introduced this, with the protagonists speaking up
sheharzad ⚘ (hiatus galore)
I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.


That’s all I am and all I’ll ever be because how does one resurface from the beautifully complex world of Dare?


Ahem. Well then.

Dare is the second book in the Foolish Kingdoms duology, told in Flare’s first perspective and third perspective for Jeryn, and I wish I read the first book, Trick, before this (and I’m kicking myself
you can find my review on my blog as well!

Dare was a book far more different than I expected it to be and in all the best ways, I think.

Natalia Jaster really has a way with writing, but specifically, writing her characters, because I think they're always the strongest part of her books. I was impressed by this when I read Trick, and how she'd managed to do dual POV between a character like Poet and the Autumn Princess, Briar. Poet was a character like I've never met before and the way he spoke,
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She was a dreamer and he was a scientist. She was a monster and he was her nightmare.

If you're a fan of hate-to-love, forbidden, slow burn romance (who isnt?), you'd enjoy this!

Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions

“In the daylight, you’re bold.
By the firelight, you’re brilliant.
Under the night light, you’re enduring.
Always you're lasting”

Dare is the second book in the Foolish Kingdoms series. I've been so looking forward to read this book since I've finished the first book Trick which I really loved. After reading Dare's synopsis, I'm totally sold. It really sounded like another great hate to love romance which I'm a total sucker for. So, I Knew I h
4.5 stars


Yes that needed to be said in all caps lock because I want to scream it to the sky. This book was a thousand times better than the first book, which is a prize considering I really enjoyed the first book. But this book...this book owned my heart. I was captivated from the first page and I couldn't stop reading, couldn't stop thinking about these characters and their story. I have finals coming up so I haven't had time to breathe really, much less read anyth
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can a fiery Summer Fool melt the heart of the coldblooded Winter Prince?

I really enjoyed this book! It had Blue Lagoon vibes with our main characters Flare and Jeryn not only fighting to survive the island but each other.

Can't wait to read about the other courts next!
Me right before I started this book: I am 101% sure I will NOT be dissapointed by this book. At all.

Now I feel completely stupid, because if reading series has taught me anything, some books just don't live up to their former counterparts.

But boy was I taken aback by my total indifference towards Dare. Trick was tense, imaginative, and epically romantic. I spent a lot of time reminiscing over how good it was afterwards, and admiring how nuanced the characters were, particularly fond of the inge
 Simply Sam ツ
I can't believe I almost forgot about this series! While I read Trick earlier this year and really liked it, this story of Flare and Jeryn made me laugh and cry and feel.

Jeryn is so hard to sympathize with initially. He's rigid and cruel in his ideology and sees only what he wants to see. Those born as "fools" or "mad" aren't really people and are only a means to an end in the medical research field. Flare, this spirited girl without a voice who really does possess a touch of madness, is not ha
Pippa DaCosta
Still well written, but goodness, the author chose two very difficult characters (one an icy prince and the other, a girl who'd lost her voice due to trauma) and had the tricky job of making us, the readers, identify with them. Still a great romance, but there's little tension and no stakes, so this doesn't have the breathless, heart-pounding pace that Trick had. The whole series is in KU, which makes reading-on a no-brainer. ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“In the daylight, you’re bold. By the firelight, you’re brilliant. Under the night light, you’re enduring. Always, you’re lasting.”

- I read an early ARC copy in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own, and some details may have changed -

Dare is the second book in the Foolish Kingdoms world, but can be read as a stand-alone (although it’s highly recommened to read the first book, Trick, before diving into this one).

Dare is the tale of a fiercely passionate girl of Summer and
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
They called me a freak of nature. They said I was a fool captive, one of the mad, made of madness, but I didn’t know why.
I knew only one thing.
I was ten years old.

Dare takes place in the same realm as Trick and it's the second book in the Foolish Kingdoms duology.
It can be read as a standalone, but I highly suggest you to read Trick before this one, mostly because it's my favorite one of the two.
Dare is a story told from Flare’s first perspecti
Lorrie (Clockworkbookworm)
I truly must give applause to Natalia Jaster for her beautiful words, world building and characters. It takes skill to make you loath a character and at the same time enjoy what you are reading, then to turn your emotions around and love that same flawed character. I so have enjoyed this series so far. Each book has such different characters portrayed, definitely not cookie cutter. Recommended read.
Giulia China
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as the first one! Love it, the romance is well crafted. 4/5
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After hearing so many great things about Natalia Jaster’s Foolish Kingdoms series, I decided to jump in and give it a try. Although I enjoyed the first book, Trick, I was not as crazy about it as I had expected to be. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it enough to pick up book two, Dare.

There is no doubt in my mind that I enjoyed Dare more than I enjoyed Trick. Both were enjoyable reads, yet I was completely smitten with Dare whereas I simply enjoyed Trick.

With Dare we have the kind of story I constantly
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Dare is set in the same realm as Trick, and is the second instalment in the Foolish Kingdoms duology.

This story is told from dual point of views. Flare, a wild and free spirited girl who refuses to stand down without a fight, born as a fool and being locked away for a madness she doesn't understand. Jeryn, a prince of winter with a reputation for cruelty and a heart as cold as his season.

Two very different people with
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 Stars
Beverley Lee
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review*

This is the second book in Jaster's 'Foolish Kingdoms' duology and can be read as a standalone. This time we see how the seasons of Summer (Flare, deemed as a mad fool by society) ) and Winter (Jeryn, Prince of Iradis) collide as they fight for survival on a deserted rainforest island.

'This book is about an evil prince, a girl who doesn't take his crap, and their dangerous island love. Think "dark Blue Lagoon" with a little mad
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The mad girl approached until their noses tapped. She paused, her thighs split around his waist. Lifting one hand, she wedged the swollen orb between their mouths.

This, he had not expected. A solution. A challenge.

His traitorous stomach writhed. He had to eat something.

Revolted, he opened his mouth at the same time she did. He bit into his side of the fruit while she bit into hers.

They repeated the process, their gazes fixed. Daring bites. Sour crunches.

This is SUCH a glow up from book #1. I'm so glad I kept up with the sequel. Natalia Jaster has a way with words that i haven't seen in a long time, her characters are alive and they feel and love just as real people do. The love story was very compelling and even thought nothing happens in 70% of the book, i wasn't bored at all because the slow burn enemies to lovers was that good.

And that ending!!!! It's all about the yearning!!!!!!!!!!!!
April Neese
The Good (enough for 2 stars):
Jaster’s writing is beautiful. Poetic even. She sets the tone for the environment, and her world building is beautiful and on point. It’s extremely creative, and I couldn’t even imagine the amount of research gone into this book for this story.

The Bad:
The romance (which is my favorite part of any book) was so horrible that I couldn’t finish the book. I gave up at almost 70%. I really hated the Hero, he was pretty shitty. And I hated reading his POV. There was nothi
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, Natalia Jaster’s name is probably not new to you. I have read and reviewed her first two books and have loved them immensely. Touch is Jaster’s first book and you can find my review here. Trick is the first book in the Foolish Kingdoms set, to which Dare is the second companion novel. You can check out the review for Trick here, and when you’re done, you can read my profession o
✭ emilee ✭
trick and dare both immediately going onto my favorite books of all time lists:

ok natalia jaster is a master!!!! i promise i won't wait over a year to read the 3rd book in this series because that was too long of a wait!!!

i was initially concerned when i picked up this novel as the main character was 15 years old (or 16 i can't really remember, but still young/underage) and i was like waaaait idk if i'm gonna like this, but this story takes place over several years and by the middle of the book,
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book in one sentence: Flare, an young woman who's escaped from forced imprisonment for madness, and Jeryn, the prince of a country who conducts scientific experiments on mad people, are trapped on a mysterious deserted island together.
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steaminess: 🌶️🌶️
My recommendation: This is an interesting addition to the Foolish Kingdoms universe, and the perspectives of the two main characters contribute a lot to the world building. However, I did not enjoy it nearly as much as Trick. The
Ashlee Bree
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I appreciated Jaster's unique mix of tropes in this with Jeryn and Flare being marooned together on a deserted island, with their fire vs. ice traits underlining their contradictory beliefs, ideologies, and experiences; and their slow progression from enemies-to-lovers as they helped each other survive. There was a kindling-like balance between Jeryn's cold, clinical and overall medical perception of the world with Flare's more passionate and spiritual connection to it. I also liked the way prec ...more
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Natalia Jaster is a fantasy romance author who routinely swoons for the villain.

She lives in an enchanted forest, where she writes steamy New Adult tales about rakish jesters, immortal deities, and vicious fae. Wicked heroes are her weakness, and rebellious heroines are her best friends. She's also a total fool for first-kiss scenes and fanfiction.

Her series include Foolish Kingdoms, Selfish Myths

Other books in the series

Foolish Kingdoms (4 books)
  • Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, #1)
  • Lie (Foolish Kingdoms, #3)
  • Dream (Foolish Kingdoms, #4)

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