I like the book overall, it was well written and the story was concise. It was a dual POV romance which I enjoyed with a second chance trope which is something I’m not usually very into but in this book it wasn’t overdone or pushed too much.
The one thing I have to say is that I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I read them in order and I could build rapport with each of the characters whereas instead I found myself jumping into the middle. Therefore, although it can be read as a standalone book it’s not something that I would recommend.
I am all about a hot dragon story. Khalstorm & Celeste did not disappoint. The plot and world building were awesome. It was a little slow to start and the ending felt rushed. I’d definitely recommend this series to others, but I can’t say I’d reread it myself.
Honestly just another fantasy & sex story. There was nothing interesting about the story or characters, in fact I can’t even recall the plot as I write this review.
I would like to thank Kiersten Fay and NetGalley for giving me an ARC for Taken by the Dragon Prince.
Initially, as I read the first chapter, I didn’t think I would enjoy. I was definitely proven wrong as I continued to read the book. It was easy to follow and a good book to enjoy.
This was a new to me author and I'm very happy to have discovered her. Only down side is that I feel like I need to read the previous 3 books to catch up - LOL. I enjoyed Khal and Celeste's journey and looking forward to my own journey backwards to read the previous books.
I like the overall plot of this book. It started off a bit slow for me, but really caught my attention towards the end. I think this book is great for those who are easing their way into spice. I would have loved to see more world building since they had an accent. I also would have loved more character development outside of the main characters. Other than that, it was a nice, short read. Thank You!
It took a while for me to get into the world-building, but once I understood it all, it became a nice read. There were some places were I felt that it went by too quickly, but that only made me knock down one star for this review.
Taken by the Dragon Prince, part of Kiersten Fay's Dragon Lords series, immerses readers in a captivating world filled with dragon shifters, witches, and a riveting mix of suspense and action. Protagonists Celeste and Khal embark on a tumultuous journey through vividly depicted landscapes, evoking intense emotions as former lovers turned enemies. Fay skillfully crafts a complex dynamic between the characters, weaving compelling and heartbreaking stories of struggle and suffering. Despite the distrust born of secrets and manipulations, the undeniable chemistry and longing between Celeste and Khal add layers to their interactions. The narrative explores the unique dynamic of Celeste being Khal's prisoner despite his prior act of freeing her. Khal grapples with conflicting feelings and seeks vengeance for a past he believes Celeste orchestrated, yet a lingering soft spot complicates matters. Celeste, raised by an evil mother and imprisoned by her own people, faces constant danger and the pursuit of multiple foes, including Khal. The story unfolds in a web of unresolved feelings, banter, and a quest for clarity about past events, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the resolution of the intricate and emotionally charged tale.
Thanks NetGalley and the author for the free copy! I enjoyed this fun lovers to enemies to lovers story between a dragon king and a sorcerer! It was an interesting dynamic between them and I’m interested in exploring more of this world!
Well, that was terrible and time I’ll never get back. I don’t even know where to start. The plot was promising, but the writing, I just couldn’t handle. It felt like a middle-school writing project. It flipped back and forth between first and third person, in the same paragraph. It also flipped between accents, time period colloquialisms, and the present and past setting. This book is a big no from me.
You can absolutely tell what you’ll be getting by looking at the cover. I wasn’t expecting a rich plot and it met my expectations. It was definitely a nice break after reading a very rich and complex title, but it’s not something I’ll think about ever again. The build up to them not hating each other anymore and then just all of the sudden being in love again was very much a static plot. The conflict and its resolution was somehow very long without anything too coherent happening, especially with an epilogue that could have easily been drawn out into a few more chapters. They brush through months of time just glossing over pretty important detail that were relevant in the beginning, and then just got brushed under the rug. Overall, it read like a Wattpad story, which isn’t inherently a bad thing, but it just didn’t have the refined touch you’d expect from a published author
This is the first book I’ve read by this author , and this book is a continuation of a series. I wish that I had known that prior to reading it as the book starts in what I assume was the cliffhanger from book three. There is an assumption that the reader is familiar with the characters and as such, not much detail is given in the description.
Khalstorm and Celeste’s story is told in real-time and through a series of flashbacks.
Honestly, the characters seem to have little chemistry and their romance seemed forced and fell flat for me.
Overall, I liked this book; there was, however, quite a lot of repetition and I found myself scanning the pages in those instances just to get to a new point in the story.
As romances go, it was sexy but not too spicy. It felt appropriate.
Thank you to Kiersten Fay and NetGalley for the opportunity to review Taken by the Dragon Prince. All thoughts and this review are my own.
Thank you to Kiersten Fay and NetGalley for the opportunity to review Taken by the Dragon Prince!
SUMMARY: Dragon shifter Prince Khalstorm lost everything and has been imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. He escapes and seeks out Celeste, the witch he holds accountable and his former flame. He finds her being held captive and decides to take her as his own prisoner. Can they overcome their past to survive and evade being captured again?
REVIEW: Taken by the Dragon Prince is a fast-paced story of enemies to lovers and second chance love. I enjoyed the banter and flirting between Khalstorm and Celeste.
This book is part of a series and I wish I had known that when starting. The first chapter is right in the middle of the action and does feel a bit disorienting, as there are characters we meet, but don’t receive much description about. I think this also impacted the world-building, as I would have liked to have seen more about the dragons and the witches.
Khalstorm and Celeste’s story is told in real-time and through a series of flashbacks. I think this should be pointed out because the plot heavily relies on the flashbacks.
Taken by the Dragon Prince mostly met expectations. It’s a quick read with some tension and steamy scenes. I am dropping stars from the rating because I felt the blurb was missing some key elements and because the book had quite a number of errors and typos that warrant another round of editing.
If you are in the mood of enemies to lovers, second chance romance with dragons and some spice the you should read this book. The story is faced paced and exciting.
I haven't read the previous books in this series, and I think that this is a series that should be read in order. That said, I always love a dragon romance! Happy to have Kiersten Fay on my radar now.
I received this advanced reader's copy of the book through NetGalley. Thank you to the author Kiersten Fay and her publisher, Victory Editing for sending me the E-Book copy. My review is my own honest opinion and I was not compensated.
For someone who jumped in on the fourth installment of this series, even though this is a standalone, I was worried I would be confused and want to put the book down. I can safely say that this book, though part of the Dragon Lords Series, is entertaining and flows as if I had read all four books. I wasn't left with questions on world-building or character development.
I now want to go and read the first three so I can really dive into the backstories of some of the other characters.
Taken by the Dragon Prince checked all my boxes. Sexy, fearsome, and sweeping fantasy. The world building is amazing.
Taken by the dragon prince is book 4 in the Dragon Lords series.
This is Celeste and Khalstorm story,
Shifters? Check. Romance? Check. Action? double check.
Revenge and misunderstandings makes for a great plot. Love how the characters grow during the story and they are super relatable.
It was a super quick read for me as it was not a long book. I like how easy the story flows as it makes it very enjoyable to read.
I would reccomend it to any paranormal romance readers out there.
I received this ARC copy via NetGally but all thoughts, comments and opinions are my own
compelling characters, vivid world-building
Overall, this book is exactly what I expected it to be. I did like the build up with flashbacks to help the reader see the preexisting relationship between the main characters and keep us in the moment. There is nice tension that eventually breaks. My only beefs with the story include a couple of repetitive/seemingly repeated statements after Khal had basically already said the same thing and the fact that the whole storyline shifts very suddenly (although it is set up to do so which makes it somewhat logical). And the spice is nice. Not overdone but present.
This was an extremely easy read, that being said, it wasn't earth shattering. One of my biggest issues was that there was no chemistry between the two main characters and their romance seemed extremely forced and fell flat. I understand that it's a novella but there was no world or character building. I don't actually recall getting details on how the main characters looked. What color is their hair? What color are their eyes? What makes either of them unique and worth reading about? I'd have like more details, more steam and a solid plot to bring the story together more seamlessly.