You know those books that literally take your breathe away, to the point where you have to just take a few minutes to process and appreciate exactly what the hell just happened? Well, this book is one of those books. I adore books with so much action that you can’t keep up, but in a good way. Every page was full of life and excitement, and it feels like almost every single chapter ended in a cliff-hanger; I was captivated until the very last page.
I love that so many of the characters from the first novel were brought back, and that this book really builds on The Sleeping Prince story. Admittedly, there were some points where so many things were starting to fit together and make more sense, I was quite overwhelmed and just in awe of how Melinda Salisbury made it all work.
I was hooked on the sequel almost immediately, much sooner than I was to the first novel, The Sin Eater’s Daughter. I think this is because I already knew about this world and a little of the background to the main character, Errin. But that didn’t make learning about the characters and the settings any less exciting. If anything, it made me more eager to fit all of the pieces together and understand everything as well as I could.
And Silas. He stole my heart from the very first time he was mentioned – sweet and mysterious. It’s so lovely to see how his relationship with Errin develops over time, and I need to know what happens to them after that breathtaking final chapter! Also, special shout out to Melinda Salisbury for writing such powerful, headstrong and admirable female characters.
I need the third book. I need to see The Sleeping Prince get what he deserves.
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Title: The Sleeping Prince
Audience: Teens/Young Adults
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Published: May 2016
Star Rating: ★★★★★