A Dance With The Fae Prince
by Elise Kova
Published by Silver Wing Press
Book 2 in the Married to Magic series
Katria swore she'd never fall in love.
She's seen what "love" means through the cruelty of her family. So when she's married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she's leaving. Feelings are off the table.
But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.
As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.
Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings - magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne - and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.
The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?
A Dance With the Fae Prince is the second book in Elise Kova's Married to Magic series, and centers on Katria, a human girl, who has her hand sold off by her step-mother, to the mysterious Lord Fenwood. Brought to a beautiful manor on the edge of the woods, and with a husband who doesn't seem interested in getting to know her, her personal vow to never fall in love, and fall victim to the cruel practices she saw in her family, should be easy to keep. Only, it's not. Despite the strange rules and occurrences, and unsettling woods nearby, Lord Fenwood and Katria's nightly nightcaps have them intrigued with one another. But one evening, when their evening conversation is cancelled, and she is left with a note that leaves her questioning everything, she breaks the rules set for her - and finds herself witnessing a secret ritual, that whisks her away to Midscape, in the fae lands. Being a human in Midscape, especially in the war torn fae lands, is dangerous. But more dangerous is the magic inside her from the ritual, and the fae prince - her husband - she took it from. With a bloodthirsty king hunting the magic, and the last of the true heirs of the thronw down, can Katria survive not just with her life, but with her heart as well? Because the longer she stays in Midscape with the Fae Prince, the stronger her feelings for him grow.
After reading A Deal With the Elf King, I knew I wanted to continue with this series. Elise Kova has a unique way to writing fantasy romance. It's beautiful and whimsical, and emotionally triggering. And it felt very much the same way in this book too. Did I love it as much as I loved the Elf King? I didn't. But it wasn't because there was something wrong with the book. It's beautifully written, and I was swept away with the story, sneaking peeks at my kindle while I was working because I just couldn't wait. I truly think it's because the characters felt young to me. Which, when dealing with two characters who have lived in seclusion all their lives, with limited contact with other people, it makes sense. It was also a bit predictable. DESPITE THIS, I still couldn't wait to get to the end when all was revealed.
A Dance With the Fae Prince was just as magical as the first book in the series. We get a magical, mysterious hero, and strong, courageous heroine, and an undeniable chemis