I am so in LOVE with this series! ~ Angeline, Guilty Pleasures
Crown of Betrayal (A Wicked Kingdoms Novel Book 2)
by Graceley Knox
Release Date: 8th August
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Now that the threat to Ever is imprisoned and gone for good, she can focus on what really matters: getting rid of the goblins living in her house as “protection” and getting back to work capturing rogue Fae for the Magical Enforcement and Containment Agency. Too bad fate doesn’t agree with her plans.
Ever’s mother is still missing, and Ever and her crew must find an ancient race long believed dead. As questions pile up and danger creeps closer, Ever can no longer deny the pull Dare has over her heart. And her body. As they forge a new bond, betrayal strikes, and it’s closer to home than either of them could have imagined.
Trouble stirs. Alliances fall. The only thing that binds them together is the trust they’ve put in each other and the emotions Ever refuses to name. Everything starts to crumble, and those Ever protects are no longer free from danger. Will she keep those she holds dear safe? Or will she be left to pick up the pieces?
I am so in LOVE with this series! Graceley Knox has bowled me over with her amazing world building. I want to stay immersed in Wicked Kingdoms and live there awhile – with Ever’s protection of course. She is K.I.C.K.A.S.S.
There is a lot happening in this book. It starts off right where book one ends. There is no slowing down Ever and her crew. Crown of Betrayal has a well thought out and put together plot with many twists and turns that make the journey so sweet. I have fallen in love with all of these characters (well, the good gals/guys). There are some seriously BAD, bad gals/guys too. I’ve enjoyed watching them get their due.
The Wicked Kingdoms series is so much more than an awesome world to be in. The love story between Ever and Dare is intense, sweet, and hot – all at the same time. I love that their story is part of the over arching plot of the books. Theirs is definitely a story that takes more than one book to tell. You won’t be disappointed.
Crown of Betrayal is a darker read than Mark of Truth (Book 1). Ever has many trials to go through and overcome. She and her crew are the very essence of what friendships should consist of: honesty, love, and loyalty. Friendship that we all hope to attain and consider ourselves lucky when we do.
Definitely read the books in this series in order. I highly recommend both. I’m looking forward to Book 3. I can’t wait to see what happens next! This is a series that I will read time and time again.
Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
Meet the Author
Graceley Knox is an up and coming paranormal and fantasy romance author with a serious caffeine and book addiction. She prefers to listen to music while she writes and is a former New Englander living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. By day she works in the publishing industry, and by night, she plots out the many ideas cluttering her mind. When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with her large extended family you can find her on her various social media accounts.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Mark of Truth (A Wicked Kingdoms Novel #1)
Ever Leath, leader of the deadliest crew within the Magical Enforcement and Containment Agency’s ranks, has always known she’s a half-breed—until a visit from her estranged mother changes everything. She’s determined to marry Ever off for political gain, no matter the consequences—even if it means Ever’s life.
Searching for the truth leads to disturbing doubts about Ever’s heritage, and just as answers appear, so does Dare Fitzpatrick. Captain of the Royal Goblin Guards and son to the current Goblin King, he claims he knows who Ever’s real father is and that she could be in danger. Ever doubts Dare, until he helps her escape the clutches of her would-be suitor and grants her shelter within the Goblin Kingdom.
Staying in Goblin, which has previously been off-limits to half-breeds, is a risk Ever has to take to keep everyone she loves safe. Neither of them planned on the fiery heat between them, but Dare won’t take no for an answer. Ever knows she can’t risk losing her heart to the cocky goblin, despite her attraction to him. At least that’s the plan.
Until it all falls apart.