Saturday, 13 February 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up February 6th-12th

This week I managed to read five books. All physical books; two of the re-reads.

Captive Prince(Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat ****
This trilogy is one that is quietly well loved. And when I heard about it being a M/M romantic fantasy, I was all gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. Now this was a lot darker than I was expecting. Slavery(mostly pleasure slaves) and having human pets is the norm in one kingdom. So you can guess where rape and abuse comes in. Nothing was ever romanticized. In fact it was all there to make the reader feel uncomfortable. Like I said, it just made the book a lot darker and raw. Now Damen and Laurent are literally everything to me. They are my new OTP. Even with Captive Prince not giving me the good stuff. Their hate, arguments and banter was like many intense rounds of foreplay. I love a good hate to love relationship. Especially between two characters like Damen and Laurent.

Disarm(Disarm #1-6) by June Gray ****(re-read)
I didn't mean to re-read this, but I came across a short story or something and it made me need to pick this book up. #shrugs

Arrest(Disarm #7) by June Gray ***(re-read)
Although I think this "series" is a solid military romance; this book is a tad bit overly dramatic. But still good.

Prince's Gambit(Captive Prince #2) by C.S. Pacat ****
This was going to be a 3 star until the last quarter or so. Holy shit things got real, real fast. For the most part the book was really dragging, but Pacat, man, she really knew how to get me to keep reading. And can we talk about chapter 19. Just lovely. Yup, let's go with that, lovely.... *fans self*

Kings Rising(Captive Prince #3) by C.S. Pacat ****
I'm so glad I binged this trilogy. I really think it made it that more intense of read. Rather than having to wait and letting the shock wear off. Book three was definitely my favourite. The build up to Damen and Laurent's big conflict was done really well; lots of cunning planning, secrets and betrayals. But let's be real, I was fully reading these books for Damen and Laurent and their relationship. My heart. Even being two very different men with two very different futures, when together it's intense, tender and quite beautiful. I was really dreading the end because in my mind there should have been no way, that if both survived the battle for their thrones, that they could be together. Which is just depressing. They are meant to be together, Goddammit. Although the trilogy didn't blow me away, it is a solidly engaging, beautifully written series of books that pull a bit from Greek history that also offer a unique and hot romance in a day where there is a lot of sameness.

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What did you guys read this week?

Happy reading!



  1. LOL I love how you didn't mean to reread one but it just happened. :) I hear so much about the Captive Prince series but I so rarely go for fantasy. It's just not my genre of choice. But still... I'm so intrigued.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  2. I might just be a little bit in love with the Jack Sparrow funko pop! OMG!!! I WANT IT >.< I am getting slightly obsessed. I have a list of about 150 that I want... which is terrible.