BOOK REVIEW: Mated to the Dark Elf by Celeste King #fantasyromance #darkfantasy #bookreview

My fate as a woman is to become bed sport. If I’m lucky, I’ll die quickly.

The world of Protheka is not kind to the humans who were brought to it.
Dark Elves treat us as objects for their basest pleasures.
We exist to fulfill their darkest desires.
Out of this filthy existence, I come to feel a forbidden emotion.


It is dangerous to love in this nightmare world.
But I can’t help loving the Archduke Karl Ishiraya who purchased my existence with the wave of his hand.
He can do with me as he pleases.
Treat me in any way he desires.
I am prepared for the pain.
I have steeled myself for the suffering.

But the one thing he seeks for both him and I may be the hardest to attain and the cruelest to bear in this twisted nightmare world.

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MY REVIEW – 5 stars

First, let me say if you’re a fan of Ms. King’s orcs, this one starts out a little darker. The way the fae treat their humans is beyond horrible, and some of the scenes may bother some readers. The dark fae are way worse than anything the orcs have ever done.

That being said … I really liked this book. I couldn’t stop reading once I started.

Kral is feared among many, but for some reason, Amelie is drawn to him. And Kral, a dark elf who hasn’t felt emotion since he was a small child, feels a spark for the first time in ages… but only in Amelie’s presence.

This unlikely duo has more in common than they realize, and the passion between them burns brightly. Once they give one another a chance, the relationship that blossoms between them is full of so much emotion. The journey isn’t easy, but it’s beautiful. And I seriously love the way Kral comes to Amelie’s defense, even when she isn’t around.

If you’re looking for a fantasy romance that treads a darker path but ends with a hopeful, bright beginning for Kral and Amelie, then you’re going to love this book.

*Disclaimer: The review is only my opinion. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout.

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