King's Captive by K.M. Shea - Book Review
by Anca Antoci
Author: K.M. Shea
Amazon: Buy from Amazon
Our review: 4.00 (read)
Hey there! So, I just finished reading "The King's Captive" by K.M. Shea, and I have to say, I wasn't disappointed! I actually picked it up because someone recommended it in a Facebook group and said it was hilarious, and let me tell you, they were right.
Now, don't get me wrong, the writing wasn't perfect. There were times where I found it a bit clumsy, and there was a lot of exposition through dialogue that felt a bit forced. But that being said, the humor more than made up for it.
If you're looking for a romance, though, this might not be the book for you. The main character has to stay in cat form to save her own life, so there's not much opportunity for romance. But even though there wasn't any romance, I still found myself laughing out loud so often.
One thing I really appreciated was the unique take on the Hades and Persephone story. The main character can shift into a cat, and she gets adopted by someone who's crazy powerful. She's too scared to shift back into human form, so she spends most of the book living as a pet cat while trying to sneak out to text her family.
The two main characters, Chloe and Noctus, were both really interesting, and they both have mysterious backgrounds that I'm excited to learn more about in the next two books. I do hope we get to see more of Chloe's actual personality in the next book, since she spent most of this one in cat form.
And the side characters were great too! They added both humor and heart to the story. The scenes with the Paragon were especially hilarious.
Overall, if you're looking for a funny, lighthearted read, I'd definitely recommend giving "The King's Captive" a try.