Book Review: Mated to the Werewolf King by Alena Des

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When Annabelle discovers that she is not the true daughter of the Alpha in her pack, her Mated to the Werewolf King by Alena Desworld, as she knows it, comes crashing down and she finds herself running to hide from the tyrannical Demon Lord who is hellbent on finding her.

Seeking protection, she flees to the court of the Werewolf King. He’s arrogant, stubborn and discerning of her very being, but willing to defend her… for now.

Will the Werewolf King yield to the Demon Lord’s ultimatum and give her to the enemy or will she be the cause of a looming war between the two species?

More importantly, what does the Demon Lord want with Belle? She’s only a werewolf… isn’t she?

my review

An enjoyable ride in a world full of fascinating creatures.

I like to read books with supernatural creatures because I find it amusing how some authors were able to make different tales about it. Mated to the Werewolf King is one of a few novels that I happened to like. Not because of awesome characters or plot but because of uniquely combining those creatures.

The story was narrated both by Belle and Keith. The story started with Belle learning that the demon lord was after her, and he would get her when she reached 18. She doesn’t believe it at first but after the werewolf king took her from their home and when they encountered some demons while on their way to his place, she suddenly thought that her family was telling the truth. But, there was more adventure waiting for Belle. There are other creatures whom she would meet along the way, the creations of the Moon Goddess – vampire, werewolves, witches, and demons – and the creations of the Sun Goddess – fae, nymphs, ifrits, and shadow spirits.

I liked how the author combined these different creatures in the story though it would take a lot more words to let them shine in their way. Some of them were not introduced very well, but I don’t think it would change the story so, that would be fine for now. The writing was straightforward to read, and I’ve finished reading this in just one sitting. Well, I’m just too engrossed on how the story went.

The characters all have their flaws and in which, somehow, annoys me most of the time. Belle is a selfish girl, but it changed as the story goes. The werewolf king is irritating from the start but it was his nature already so ok, I would accept it. The other creatures are fun to meet especially the ifrit child; he is sweet but a spoiled little lad (you’ll like him more on the epilogue). Of all the creatures, I like to see how Samuel, the vampire king, would do with Belle, but I’m just very disappointed when I’ve found out what happened in the following chapter. I think not everyone’s dream could be granted.

Aside from some aspects of the story, the title is what bothers me because after reading this book, I think the title is not very fitting for the story. I just thought that the title should be more focus on Belle. The current title, Mated to the Werewolf King, already gave me the impression that she would pick the werewolf king named Keith. If it weren’t for it, I would have more enjoyment guessing and picking whom Belle would end up with, and even if she chose to stay with Keith in the end, it would be satisfying to me already because I’ve got the chance to pair her to the other characters.

All in all, I like the unique idea put on this book. I am recommending this for anyone who also wants to see how those creatures co-exist with one another. If you also like an adventure in the underworld, then try this book too.

Disclaimer: I received an advance reader copy from the publisher.

my rating

rate 3

book details

Publisher: Inkitt

Publication Date: August 2, 2017

Series: The Kings, 01

Genre(s): Paranormal Romance

Language: English

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about the author

The author lives amidst her wild imagination, trespasses alien universes, and daily chats Alena Deswith invisible creatures. Her books are a compilation of her astute observations and cherished memories. No, she has not dreamt of being a writer when she was young and though she is an accumulator of masters degrees, both in natural and social sciences, she’s not even once considered getting one in literature.

She calls herself an accidental writer. The author has discovered the joy of writing one summer when she wanted to escape the Goddess of Stress. Now that she has stumbled upon writing, and fallen in love with it, she wants to write forever.

According to her readers, her books are “rich with plot twists” and “addictive emotional rollercoasters.”


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