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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk (Review/Giveaway)

Kiss of the Goblin Prince
(Shadowlands #2)
by Shona Husk
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st, 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN  9781402262067
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley & Sourcebooks
Trapped for centuries in the bleak Shadowlands, Dai clings to his humanity with a thirst for knowledge. But now he's free of the goblin curse, and some would say he knows too much—he can make nature bend to his will, influence the minds of others, and command magic. Yet love eludes him. Then he meets Amanda, a single mother with a sick daughter whom he feels compelled to protect. But could she possibly place her trust in the kiss of a goblin prince? 
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Lexi's Thoughts:
No longer goblin, Dai is thrust back into human life. Though he is a far cry from the human he used to be. Amanda might be able to help him reclaim some of his humanity by showing him how to love.

Dai is a powerful character. And not only with his magical powers, which are very impressive. It is interesting to see how he learns to move about his new life and incorporate all of the magical abilities he suddenly has. After years upon years of study they finally come to the surface now that he is human again. Each lesson learned written upon his skin, what girl can resist a potential bad boy covered in tattoos?
Amanda has placed herself second for years and her daughter first. Which is as it should be, but she takes it further since she is an only parent in charge of a child with a life threatening illness. She needs a strong man to be able to take some of her stress, and one who can love her as much as she will love him. Dai is all of that heaped into a package that is tempting and electrifying.
A great addition to the Shadowlands series. A little slow, at least compared to Roan’s story. You might be wishing Dai will make a decision, or blow up something big, or anything. But he has his own personal demons to work through, and Amanda has her hurdles to get over. All in all a fun read and one that sets you up to be wishing for the next book.




Rating: 3 Wine Glasses






~*GIVEAWAY*~
Thanks to the wonderful people at Sourcebooks we have two copies of Kiss of the Goblin Prince to give away to two different US or Canadian readers. To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 
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31 comments:

Andrea said...

I did enjoy Roan's book but Dai's story really intrigues me more for some reason. I can't wait to see how he makes the transition to the human world.

Erin said...

Love the thought of a series about goblins. I have the first book in my TBR pile. Something different and new!

Jamie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Nice review, Lexi. I've read the prequel to this series, and I own the first book, but I haven't read it yet. Looks like I'll have to move this up on my TBR ;-)

Kassandra said...

LOVED the first in this series and can't wait to sink my teeth into this one!

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Suester said...

Can't wait to begin this series. It sounds like so much fun!

Suester said...

I can't wait to start this series. It sounds like it's gonna be fun!

Victoria said...

Thanks for your review. I'm looking forward to reading it. I love watching characters overcome past issues. So I should enjoy this. Thank you.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

JenM said...

I have the first book on my endless TBR pile and I've been meaning to get to it. Now that the second book is out, I really need to get started on it. Plus, I love PNRs where the main character has children.

Tore said...

I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Sophia Rose said...

I have the first one on my TBR pile. I'm glad to see that the second one sounds good too.

Thanks for sharing your review and for the giveaway opportunity.

*yadkny* said...

I haven't tried this series yet but I have plans to... thanks for the informative review.

books4me said...

Ready to read the book after the review!

Wendy/books4me

erin said...

thanks for the great review! I'm definitely going to have to catch up. I'm sorry to say that book 1 has become a victim of the TBR pile :(

Linda Henderson said...

I haven't started this series yet but it does sound like one I would enjoy. Thank you for the information. I'll definitely be putting this series on my list.

elaing8 said...

I'm looking forward to reading this.Thanks for the honest review.

Jen said...

I am just about to the read the first book so I would love to win the second one.

elizabeth said...

This is a new author for me, but I do have the first one in my tbr pile. Just got to move it up so I'll be ready for the second one, as soon as I can get it. Love the review.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray
elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

Chrisbails said...

Have not read any books by this author. This books looks great and would love to read. Have heard great things about the series also.
christinebails@yahoo.com

divavixenqueen said...

Very nice review. definetely one for my TBR List.

Julianne said...

I haven't read any of the Goblin King books, but I've liked the covers of all of them. I'd love to read more about the series. I enjoyed reading the review, thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Hi Shona,
This sounds great. I have Summons: The Prequel and the series is on my TBR list, I love reading paranormal romance. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Carol L. said...

I enjoyed reading the first book of Shona's "The Goblin King". So I'm looking forward to reading Dai's story next. Thanks for this opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Joanne said...

I love that this series is about a different paranormal being from all the others. Thanks for the great review. Can't wait to read this book.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Rachel V said...

I really would love to read this book. I read the prequel to The Goblin King but havent read it yet. I plan on reading it in the near future. Thanks!

Vanessa N. said...

Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

Barbara said...

Good review...can't wait to get my hands on it! LOVE the cover! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Artemis said...

I don't mind slow as long the H/h work their respective sh*t out together. The prequel was very interesting and the wing tats are HAWT!

Tina B said...

Great review, Lexi. I like slow as long as the author can pull me in to their story and emotions. :)

Alicia said...

I loved reading your review, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

P.s. Thanks for the chance to win!

debi01760 said...

Liked the review...normally when someone says a little slow I tend to not want to read it but I've never read a Goblin centerd book so still intrigues me.

Debi Anne
debi01760@hotmail.com

Fiona Druce said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. I liked Roan's book and am curious how this one will pan out.

I like Shona's take on the Goblin King concept, personally. Although the foundational concept is often used, her choice of vehicles for it is quite interesting!