What a fascinating read! At first, I wasn't sure if I would be able to get into this book. There was something about Shawn's perspective that I couldnWhat a fascinating read! At first, I wasn't sure if I would be able to get into this book. There was something about Shawn's perspective that I couldn't get into. It took me around 2-3 chapters to actually get engrossed in the book, but once I did, I DEVOURED this!
I loved Sarah right away. She is the bad-ass demon slayer that lives somewhere hidden deep inside me, that I long to be. She's beautiful, powerful, and doesn't take crap from anyone.
Shawn's character though, took me a while to get into. He's too standoffish, but as the story progressed I came to enjoy that. I loved the brief moments he had with his Bound Partner, Melissa. His thinking was just adorable. Also, really love the relationship between Shawn and Sarah's 2 BFF/Lover dudes.
The one thing that kept throwing me off was the location. I really wish that the author would have went into detail about that in the beginning. You can tell it takes place in some Urban Fantasy setting, somewhere in Great Britain/the United Kingdom, possible Scotland, but you don't get those vibes. The way they speak sounds almost American, but then there are some Euro slang thrown in. hat threw me off, but I find it intriguing that it does take place somewhere over there.
Definitely loved the twin vibes. The way the Gallows Twins got along was lovely, and I can not wait to see where that goes in further volumes. I do wish there was more back story, or prologue that explains how Shawn got his scars. That seems like it would be a fascinating read, but I think Sharon will get into that more in other parts of the series.
I loovee how Sarah's a sex pistol, but it was kind of off putting how she kept jumping between the Bully, and her 2 BFF/Lover Dudes. She had excellent vibes with all of them, and every time she got near one of them, you wanted her to be with that one, then she jumped to another and it was like...dammmmmnn...can't decide how I want this to end. LOL! The twist at the end definitely got my attention, the next book in the series is really going to be interesting.
Overall, this was a cool book. It seems much dirtier or gritter than most books in this field, and that I welcomed. I loved how the characters interacted with each other, all of the Supernatural beings, how the Bully kept being torn from Vampire to Human, like it was a disease or he was just possessed, how they had to keep taking trains even though they are bad-ass demon trackers. Definitely a good read.
Recommend this to anyone that loves PNR, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, and Demon Hunter/Slayer/Tracker Goodness.
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I was first drawn to this book by the cover. Who doesn't adore a blue haired fairy?! The cover art is really beautifully dra**contains some spoilers**
I was first drawn to this book by the cover. Who doesn't adore a blue haired fairy?! The cover art is really beautifully drawn, and helps you get into the story. Now, because the cover is so superb, I would have liked more of the same art throughout the book. Chapter doodles, character bios at the end, would have made this story a lot easier to follow.
So, the story takes place in Brandydook, a magical Pixie Kingdom, not far from a human city. Brandydook, seems like a really cool place, and I wish that the author would have slowed the pace of the book down, so you got to see more of the characters, and the Brandydook Kingdom. I found that some of the names were a tad hard to pronounce, and that's why I think it would make it easier if there were illustrated bios in the back.
Overall, I thought it was cute, but you could definitely tell this was for children, and possibly the authors first book. I felt that the story was a bit rushed, definitely needed more character interaction, and it did not make sense as to how Buttercup knew what streetlamps, cars, etc were if she never saw a human, or had very little knowledge of them. It would have been more interesting if she didn't already know what they were and tried to figure them out.
As for the human family that owns the dog, I hate them. They seem so mean and nasty, and absolutely spoil Wendy. I really do not want to know what Wendy is going to do to them in the next book. T_T
This book is more geared towards children, or middle school kids, and I think they will really adore this story. Escaping the Prince has the potential to be a really good series, and it will be fun to see where Lorraine takes this as well as seeing how her creativity and writing improve.
Definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys a quick read, or just loves faerie / pixie adventures.
**I received this book for free from (instaFreebie) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **