Book Review

The Cursed Crown

Rissa has been hiding in the woods for 100 years. She left her crown behind in pursuit of a place where she felt accepted, but she is called back with the entire kingdom in danger. Will she be able to save it or will she not be accepted by her people? 

My Thoughts 

Thank you so much to the Book Sprout, Twisted Mirth Publishing and the author for this book in exchange for an honest review! 

This fantasy gave me all the good vibes I could desperately need for a fae fantasy, but I wish there was MOREEEE! I loved the plot and I loved the direction it was taking off to, but I felt that it just wasn’t enough to be truly perfect. It alluded to a LOT of really interesting ideas and images for where it wasn’t going to go. However, there was a LOT of meat filling missing from this plot and I kept questioning…. “WHERE’S THE BEEF!!?!” 

The author had me hooked from the VERY beginning. I mean who can’t resist a main character that doesn’t give two flying fudges about people coming to kill her. Rissa is such a strong and fun character to read about and I was so excited for her and to read her journey. However, the author didn’t go into detail about how she got to where she was, what her powers really were, and why she didn’t want to be queen of her people. I mean for a first book in a series, this setup was okay, but the ending made it seem as though her story was over. So I am just disappointed and VERY confused. 

The author really just breezed through this plot and it made me sooooo sad and desperate for moreeeeeeee…… 

The book either felt like plot points or the third of a series and I just can’t get over it because it could’ve been sooooo goooooood. I mean the concept, the book world, the magic, the characters, were so brilliant and perfect for a fae fantasy, but it just wasn’t long enough to truly soar! It has been such a long time since I’ve been so obsessed about a book and when this book didn’t go in the way I wanted…. I was so upset and am now having a toddler tantrum… sorry not sorry. 

I just loved all of the characters so much and wanted to know all of their stories. The author gave us multiple perspectives, but I just wish she had given us more explanation about their backgrounds and their connections to the world and with each other. I couldn’t get too connected with the characters because of the lack of information or even enough time with them all. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, but I just felt it was unfinished or needed a sequel.

My Book Rating

4/5 Book World 

3.5/5 Romance 

3.5/5 Plot 

4/5 Characters

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Book Details

The Cursed Crown by May Sage and Alexi Blake

Genre: New Adult Fantasy 

Published on February 25, 2021 by Twisted Mirth Publishing

Copy Read: ebook (Kindle)

Pages: 226  

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