Title: A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic)
Author: Elise Kova
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟1/2
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magical world
Primary Characters: Katria, Davien
Narration: Limited third party
After reading “A Deal with the Elf King”, I was skeptical to return to Midscape. This book was ok ok. It started out good, then sort of dragged and predictable and then it picked up pace.
Book starts with Katria getting married to mysterious Lord Fenwood. Her relationship with Fenwood is equally intriguing. I found this whole mysterious “don’t look at me” situation very intriguing. Some turn of events leads her to witnesses a ritual she was never meant to see. She discovers a true nature of her husband and take part in an important part of ritual unknowingly. This pulls her into the magical realm of Midscape.
The subtle hints dropped all over the book, made me guess the final twist coming. I anticipated some over other twists all along. I did enjoy some parts of it and I liked the heroine, Katrina. However, I could not connect to the love interest Davien. I felt like the romance and relationship development could have been lot better. Magic system wasn’t explored well. It was all-in high-level highlights. I would have loved it more if it had more depth to it.
World building was good. Plot could have had more depth. The action in the last few parts were good. Some secondary characters were good. They were all so much fun and I loved their relationship Katria. Ralph was my favorite. He was such a daring cutie. Appearance of Elf king Eldas and Human Queen Luella in the bonus epilogue was delicious topping.
Overall, it’s a fine, enjoyable read. It wasn’t overly spectacular, but I did enjoy reading. I m definitely looking forward to read “A Duel with the Vampire Lord”.
Source – Free in KU
Blurb as per Amazon
Cinderella meets THE CRUEL PRINCE in this stand-alone fantasy romance about a human girl and her marriage to the prince of the fae.
She knew her hand in marriage would be sold. She had no idea a fae prince was the buyer.
Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table.
But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.
As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.
Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.
The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?
A Dance with the Fae Prince is a complete, *stand-alone novel*, inspired by the tales of Psyche and Eros, as well as Cinderella, with a “happily ever after” ending. It’s perfect for romantic fantasy readers who enjoyed of A Court of Silver Flames and An Enchantment of Ravens. A Dance with the Fae Prince features a slow-burn romance, swoon-worthy couple, and steaminess that ranges from simmering to sizzling.