“Let me see you, Princess. You belong to me now.”
Rating: 2/5 stars
Format: physical copy
When Princess Marie Rose was born, a faery witch laid a curse upon her: she would prick her finger on a spindle at the age of sixteen and fall into a long sleep. Her parents destroyed every spindle in the kingdom. Her sixteenth birthday has safely come and gone. But no one will marry the cursed princess…except one. An unusual offer comes from the handsome, reserved faery prince of the Palace of the Sun.
There is no privacy in this palace. The life of the royal family is a carefully choreographed theater. Everyone has a role to play. Princess Rose is protected every moment—but the price of this protection is complete surrender.
Now she is the corseted and gilded possession of Prince Augustus, subject to his every order and desire. No human has ever taken on this role before and her very appearance is a scandal. There is no such thing as a private moment, no matter what is asked of her, and the faery court is waiting for this lovely human girl to make a mistake.
Why did Prince Augustus choose a cursed girl? The witch still follows her every move, and plans to use the princess to destroy the kingdom. But Rose has more power than she knows. First she’ll have to learn when to play the rules…and when to break them.
What I Liked
- Augustus. He is honestly the only thing I liked about this book. I liked his character and I thought he was the best character in this book. I feel like he has two versions of himself. The version that I like, is the one where they’re alone. Basically, I only liked him half the time.
What I Didn’t Like
- Story line. I thought I was going to love this story. It’s a retelling of one of my favorite stories, Sleeping Beauty. It’s really just a bad smut short story. I feel like there wasn’t anything for this story besides the smut scenes.
- Commanding climax? What the heck was this about?? Why are people so obsessed with Augustus’s ability to make Rose have an orgasm by telling her to have one? It’s just a stupid concept that makes no sense.
- No world building. You get close to nothing about this world. Just that there are fae people. We don’t get to know if they have any powers or anything special besides their lifespan. It was very plain.
- Story climax. No, I’m not talking about a woman’s orgasm here. I’m talking about the part where she meets the witch who cursed her and nothing happens. I really blame it on the length of this book. I should have known nothing of interest would happen, it’s under 200 pages.
I will not be picking up any more books in this series. I will not be picking up any other book by Lidiya Foxglove. This book was not good… at all. This book did absolutely nothing for me.