Book Review

#KingdomCold – Brittni Chenelle #YA @InvolutedRRT #BookReview


Attempted murder, that’s how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte’s engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.

When her kingdom’s attacked, Charlotte’s parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people, Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom’s future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart?

One must fall.

Title: Kingdom Cold
Author: Brittni Chenelle
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Independently Published
Number of Pages: 276

After reading the blurb for this book and BTW what a gorgeous cover. I was like wait, what, a princess attempted to murder her husband-to-be, well damn did she succeed? So obviously I wanted to find out if she did and is she going to hang for it, well the story wasn’t even close to what I had in my head LOL.

I completely understand why Princess Charlotte was so against getting married. I mean who the hell wants to be married and tied down at sixteen years old? But still trying to murder you soon to be husband isn’t the way to go. I have to say though she righted herself throughout the book, and I came to like her and what she eventually became to herself and her kingdom. Because that girl was spoiled beyond reason.

I awoke with an intense throbbing in my head. My limbs were noticeably heavy, and every time I moved a fraction, I felt the threat of nausea clawing at my stomach. Flashbacks of the night before started coming back like puzzle pieces strewn across my bed.

I don’t want to marry you.

I cringed and buried my head into my pillow as if I could suffocate the embarrassment out of me. My plan was ruined. Although my behavior had been humiliating, I doubt it was enough to scare the prince away. I was out of time. Behind the door, I heard my mother’s shrill voice cry out, “Open the door, you idiot.”

This story is told from the points of view of several characters, Princess Charlotte, Prince Young, Prince Minseo (brother to Prince Young) and a few other characters. I love the way the Author weaved each character’s stories, you got to know them and how their stories have shaped their lives; I do think that these characters could have been more developed as I thought some of their backstories were quite intriguing and I would have loved to know more. Some you will love and some you will come to dislike if not outright loathe. I love Prince Young although at times he seemed a bit naive when it came to certain situations, you can see he was very noble and wanted to do what was right for Charlotte.

Can I just say, I really didn’t like Charlotte’s mother, what a complete bitch, and to top it all off she had the best husband ever.

The writing was well done here by the author, she wrote with a bit of humor, I found myself giggling a few times there. There are a few mini-cliffhangers at the end of each chapter that made you want to know what happened, luckily it’s a very short read.

I loved that this was a multicultural book with characters of different ethnic backgrounds, it made the story even richer and beautiful; in-fact the author does this so well you won’t notice that they’re of a different race, as it should be. As we wished the world to see each other.

There’s a lot of twists and turns in this book, some you will not be expecting. The story gives us all the excitement, drama, mystery and intrigue we can handle in such a short read.

I have to say though the ending that I was hoping for was not even close, don’t get me wrong it was a good ending. But that’s most likely because it didn’t happen how I wished it to, it was in some ways unexpected. Be prepared for some feels throughout if you do pick up this book.

This book is listed as Young Adult Fantasy and Romance, however, it’s a book for all of us fantasy, fairytale, royal romance book dragons out there.

I enjoyed reading Kingdom Cold, it was a well-written and fast-paced, with the royal romance and its pitfalls. Brittni Shenelle is an Author to watch. She’ll only continue to get better.

Thank you Brittni Chenelle for sending me a physical copy of your book Kingdom Cold

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