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My Review of Gold Book 5 of the Plated Prisoner Series written by Raven Kennedy

I am having a mixed feeling right now. I just finished reading this 5th book in the series and I am......well, I don't know what I feel. This book was an emotional rollercoaster. It made me feel things.....things I have long forgotten....things people write books about.....I am rambling again but this is my mental state at this point....this is all due to Raven Kennedy and her books.

I found this book series from booktok last year. It was not very popular but someone recommended reading it and when I read the series......omg ๐ŸคŒ๐ŸคŒ. The book is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch but there is a twist in this book.....King Midas is a fraud in this book and he is keeping a girl prisoner who has the golden touch. Here is the synopsis; 

"Find me in another life. Find me in them all."

Every end is also a beginning.

I thought I was going to die, and would have if it weren’t for Slade. The only way he could save me was to open a rip between worlds. The only way for me to save myself was to go through it.

Sometimes, fleeing one dangerous place just brings you to another.

Annwyn.

The realm of the fae.

There is magic and beauty here, though around every corner, threats lurk.

But I’m a threat too.

I’m not a girl in a gilded cage anymore, and no one is going to stop me from finding my way back to Slade.

But returning home means facing danger and secrets. So I have to burn bright enough to light my own way…

Or else I might be swallowed by the dark.

GENRE 
Romantasy, Fantasy with Dark Elements

THEME AND TONE
Love, Mystery, Drama, Action

LANGUAGE AND WRITING STYLE
Easy to Read

CHARACTERS
Growing and Changing characters

TROPES
☙ Fated Mates
☙ Fae 
☙ Politics
☙ Revenge
☙ Lovers Separated by Realms
☙ Found Family
☙ Lost Queen
☙ Amazing Beautiful Powers

MY REVIEW
The book has so many iconic moments that I was waiting for a long time and these moments are amazingly written. There are also introductions of many new characters and I fell in love with all of them. 

So in the last book, Auren was passed through the rip (portal to Fae Realm), and now she is in Annwyn, and throughout the whole book Auren and Rip are struggling to go to each other but failing epically. I am sad and disappointed that his book doesn't have Slade and Auren moments but there are other iconic moments that were much needed and appreciated. Here are some of those;

  1. Finally someone showed Queen Malina the mirror.....she kind of deserved what happened to her in this book but in the end, I felt sad for her. This book finally explains why Malina is so bitter and always going about me me and me. She was horrible to Auren and I wished she got the same treatment in this book she got and she finally started to feel for Auren how Auren hated to be imprisoned and how she hated Midas.
  2. Auren goes back to Annwyn and finds out about her parents and her home. It was so heartbreaking to read those scenes where Auren remembers her parents, her home, and her childhood...I kind of hoped that her parents were alive but it was sad to find out they were murdered along with the whole city 20 years ago just because they were a threat to the throne.
  3. Auren making friends was just beautiful and heartbreaking......how she was betrayed again and again to finally make real and sincere friends. In her past making friends was never easy for her, everyone around her wanted her for other reasons. But now she has genuine friends. Emmonie is the new friend character. I am already in love with her. I don't know if my heart will take it if she is not alive in the next book....she has such a vibrant unique and awesome personality....Auren needs friends like Emmonie.
  4. Slade goes from kingdom to kingdom and lays waste to their territory and castles because they helped in the Conflux by sentencing Auren to die. Slade has become the villain for Auren as he always promised. My heart goes out to both of them.
  5. Slade killed Merwen and his wife, King and Queen of I forgot which kingdom it was. He treated them the same way they treated Auren and then killed them. Finally good riddance. They were the most hated characters of the last book.
  6. Fae attacked the Sixth kingdom. The moment when the armies came to the entrance and Queen Kaila saw it. She went into shock by seeing the army now realizing Malina was speaking the truth. That was an iconic moment.
  7. Auren facing off with Lord Cull. oh, that was the most iconic moment of all. Remember how Slade and his fellows came into Orea. yeah...Lord Cull is Slade's Father. One moment Auren finds it out and the next she attacks him to save Slade's Mother. She fought awesomely against Cull, I am amazed at how powerful she has become.

Sigh!!!. but I am so afraid for Auren. My girl is through so much and the ending of this book is filling me with dread that something horrible is going to happen to her again. How much pain and suffering a person can take? Auren has a heartbreakingly beautiful and innocent heart and she is being used and abused again and again. She was a kid when she was stolen and sold into slavery, she was used for sex and then Midas found her. She thought she was saved but he used her again for her gold and securing his kingship. She was imprisoned and then when she finally got some spine back her ribbons were cut off, she was abducted to sent to Conflux to stand trial for murdering Midas and stealing his gold touch. I mean......The author has touched something in me by writing the story of Auren. There is one thing tho.....she has Slade who will burn the world to get to her and I am hoping he does...

MY RATING
Overall: ★★★★ 
| 5 Stars
Plot: ★★★★ | 5 Stars
Characters: ★★★★★ | 5 Stars
Ending: ★★★★| 5 Stars
Fun: ★★| 5 Stars
Spice Level: ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ| 3/5
Book Cover:★★ | 5 Stars

THE BEST PART
☙ Auren and Emmonie ❤
☙ Auren and Slade missing each other was just ๐Ÿ’”
☙ Nenet scolding Auren
☙ Auren finding about the reality of Wick
☙ Slade and Ryat facing off
☙ The little girl healing Rissa
☙ Auren fight scene with Lord Cull
☙ Queen Kaila watching the Fae army coming to attack Highbell
☙ Queen Malina and Dommick๐Ÿ”ฅ
☙ Queen Malina finding out who killed Midas and the reality of Auren (iconic shit)
☙ Queen Kaila watching the Fae army coming to attack Highbell

Oh......the whole book was the best part... I can't keep mentioning all the scenes because then it will be spoiled for you.

THE WORST PART:
☙ Nothing I can think of...Although Lord Cull's scene filled me with dread

Best Character
☙ Auren (always and forever)
☙ Emmonie
Wick
☙ Slade ❤

WORST CHARACTER 
☙ Queen Kaila
☙ King Merween and his queen
☙ Queen Kaila's Brother
☙ Lord Cull
☙ The king of Annwyn
☙ Stone Soldiers

❤❤❤



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