Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K.L. Donn
Genre: Dark Fairy Tales Retelling
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Once upon a time…
Isn’t that how love stories begin?
Not this time. This is not a love story.
This is the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and how Princess Arianna of Graeline was conceived out of darkness and lies.
Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as protection against a vengeful curse.
A love curse.
Malevolence has invaded the land of mystery, and the dark mage has decided it’s time to collect on her favor. The price…
Until the king calls for a savior. Or two?
Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead.
Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world.
How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs?
Can these two “princes” beat the odds, save the princess, and live happily ever after?
Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?
Imprisoned by K.L. Donn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The best part of collections like the Sinister Fairy Tales, I get the chance to read new to me authors that are writing some of my favorite stories… Fairy Tales. With Imprisoned, I got to see the story of a classic fairytale brought to life with a dark, modern twist while getting to see what K.L. Donn’s got… and boy did she blow me away.
Imprisoned is based loosely on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, and I have to say, it might be one of the more enjoyable twists on this tale that I have read or seen. She smoothly connected her already created world with the Sinister Fairy Tales, and in doing so has made me want to hunt down her original series and start from the beginning cause there are characters that I want to know more about!!
As a reader, I am big on characters. How they speak, how they act, how they connect with other characters, cause truly when you are reading a story you are getting to be apart of THEIR lives, so when I can really become immersed following them, I don’t care if the sky is purple (no such issue in this read) I want to KNOW WHAT HAPPENS! K.L. Donn didn’t let me down. Arianna, Ares (Matthew), and Apollo (Asher) each pick up where the other leaves off. All of the characters build on each other, and I was so caught up in the intensity of the electricity between them that before I knew it, the book was over!
I will say, the guys names (between their codenames and given names) were a little hard at first, but not enough to take away from the pleasure of this dark read. It makes me look forward to the remaining books of this collection. If you’ve been following along with the collection, this is one you DON’T want to miss!
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Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book.
Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together.