The blurb from the back of the book:

They still haven’t found the body of the first and only boy who broke Alessandra’s heart – and they never will. Since then, all of her relationships have been purely physical. And now at eighteen years old, Alessandra is ready for more. The plan is simple: 1. Make the king fall in love with her. 2. Get him to marry her. 3. Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. It’s no small task, but Alessandra wants a kingdom and is going to do everything within her power to get it. She knows the freshly crowned Shadow King will be her toughest target yet. Shrouded in a mysterious power, no one is allowed to touch him. But, as forces combine to try and keep Alessandra from earning the king’s heart, she wonders if perhaps she’s already lost her own.


I didn’t expect to like this book; I didn’t even know what it was about before I started reading.

It was soooo good!

I absolutely loved Alessandra and her quirky outfits. I loved how she fell in love with the king despite initially planning to kill him.

I loved Kallias, the Shadow King. It was interesting to see how his shadows surrounded him and how they took over his life.

The storyline was so interesting and I found myself immersed in the story. The writing style was different to what I have read before but I couldn’t stop reading.

There was drama, theatrics, murder and romance. There was lots of mystery and I loved every second of it.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have you read this yet? Did you like it as much as me? Let me know in the comments. 🙂