Wednesday, March 20, 2024

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Gleam by Raven Kennedy

Title: Gleam
Series: The Plated Prisoner #3
Author: Raven Kennedy
Format: 613 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: May 31, 2021 by Raven Kennedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: Kindle Unlimited 
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating:  🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 / 🌶️🌶️ 
King Midas made me the woman I am today. Notorious. Unattainable. His.

The thing about being confined is that you believe it’s to keep the bad out... Until you realize it’s about keeping you in.

I’m now in a strange kingdom surrounded by liars, with no allies of my own, but I won’t sit idly by and let myself wither. No, there’s something that’s bloomed from the pit of my repression. Something dark. Something angry.

But the last thing I expected was for my anger to call out to him. King Ravinger.

He’s sinister and powerful and entirely too seductive. I’ve learned my lesson with trusting manipulative kings, so why does my chest constrict every time he’s near? I need to tread carefully, or I’m at risk of losing much more than just my freedom.

Regret and revenge war inside of me, and I need to figure out a plan fast before I get tangled up in the schemes of kings and queens.

Because I won’t be caught in a cage again. No, this time, It’ll be me setting the trap... I just hope my heart comes out of this unscathed.

Crystal's Thoughts:

"You're not the villain in my story."
"I am," he says, without remorse, his sharp jaw tight with tension. "But I'll be the villain for you. Not to you."

Auren is through living a life caged. She may owe Midas her very existence, but she will no longer let him dictate her every thought and action. She knows though, after Rip's betrayal, she can't trust anyone. She must escape this place and Midas's rule. But is there a place anywhere in the world that a gilded woman can hide?
When King Ravinger arrives, Auren knows her situation has became even more precarious, along with the risk to her heart. As secrets and betrayals come to light though, something dark ignites inside of Auren. Something that could destroy the world under her feet, and everyone she cares about with it...

"I've wanted you since the moment I laid eyes on you, Goldfinch. I was just waiting for you to catch up." 

💛 Gleam by Raven Kennedy is the third book in the Plated Prisoners series and I loved everything about this book! This is a 5⭐️ read for me all day, wow. And to make it even better, my bestie @Secrets of a Book Lover and I buddy read this together! 🥰 This is one of those series that gets better and better with each book. The action and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, while the dynamics between Auren and the other saddles, Auren and Midas, and Auren and Slade kept me glued to the pages. And the ending, ahhhhh! I can not wait to dive into Glow to see what happens next! I would recommend this series to any fantasy romance fan who is looking for their next villain to fall in love with. 

Tropes to Look For: 
✔️ He Falls First
✔️ Forbidden Romance
✔️ Royal Politics 
✔️ King Midas Retelling
✔️ Human X Fae
✔️ Magic 
✔️ Hidden Identities
✔️ Villain Gets the Girl
✔️ Multiple POV's
✔️ Stockholm Syndrome 

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