The Shadow Prince & Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1 & 2) by Stacey O'Neale ~ Review by Fallon

Published March 25th 2014
by Phoenix Reign Publishing
ISBN: 9780991451913
Source: e-copy purchased from Amazon
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:

The ebook version of this novella is available for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Fallon's Review:

I had heard so many good things about this series and picked it up late at night and fell in love right away. I hate reading e-copies and usually get bad migraines so I stop and start the book a lot which can make a person loose interest after awhile but that did not happen with this book.

Stacey builds this beautiful and unique fantasy world with Rowan a stubborn swoon worthy lead. On top of that she gives us the very relatable Kalin a girl who is completely unaware of the dangers that surround her. This was a short story with so much to love. I quickly felt for Rowan and also the lot in life his best friend was dealt. Rowan's mother wins the award for worst mother of the year. 

I loved this world and dove straight into book 2 as soon as I finished. This is a must read for fantasy fans. You get Rowan's POV and this confident cooky man will leave you wanting more.

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Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 20th 2014
by Phoenix Reign Publishing
ISBN: 9780991451920
Source: e-copy purchased from Amazon
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...

Fallon's Review:

Mortal Enchantment switches to Kalin's POV. She is away from the world she has always known and the only family she has in this new world has been taken from her. What happened and who took her Father? That is what Kalin is determined to uncover.

In the meantime the kingdom has been left in her hands and she has a very short amount of time to discover what she is made of. I was sad to not have Rowan's POV but soon found that Stacey made such an exceptional character and story that Rowan's voice is heard loud and clear whether from his POV or not. He is still cocky, stubborn and charming all in one hot package. I enjoyed the adventure this series has taken me on.

Every story makes you crave the next one right after. The chemistry between Rowan and Kalin is as steamy as Daemon and Kat from the Lux series by JLA. I can not wait to get my hands on Fragile Reign. This has to be one of my favorite Fantasy reads this year! This is a must read series and if you have not picked it up then you need to.

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