One Prince. One Witch. One Fate. The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled. Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive. The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen. Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.
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Sable is a witch who harbors fate inside her and does his bidding - which usually means hunting criminals and hanging them. Until fate decides she must save the prince’s life. After reading that his future consists of an assassination attempt, Sable is invited to take place in Tauren’s bride search with twelve other contestants. She isn’t there to marry the prince, only to protect him.
But fate and her heart have other plans.
What I loved:
Sable and Tauren are fantastic characters, both strong in their own right. I’m always drawn to characters willing to sacrifice themselves for the person they love and these two embody that.
This world of thirteen sectors is fun and unique while also being familiar and comfortable. It’s easy to get drawn into it. The writing flows easily and is a pleasure to follow.
What was just okay:
There’s a bit of insta-love that is slightly off-putting but you get over it quickly as the relationship develops into something endearing. I wish the entire book held more of the darkness that existed in the beginning. The scene of Sable hunting for the murderer was my favorite but she changed when she left The Gallows, becoming more girly and less dark.
A binge-worthy story that is hard to look away from with strong characters, and a fun plot.