A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1) by Elise Kova | Review

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Nothing hurts more than having one of your most anticipated reads by one your favourite authors be a huge disappointment.πŸ˜₯

I guess my streak of 4/5 stars had to end eventually.
But wow, why did 338 pages feel like 1000 pages???πŸ˜“

I don’t know. It might just be me but the whole time I was reading this, I felt absolutely nothing. I was honestly bored out of mind and considered marking this as ‘DNF’ many times, but I thought “Oh, maybe it’ll get better….?”

Spoiler . . . It didn’t

Also, one thing to know about me is that very rarely do I give out a rating below 3 stars. It makes me feel like a cruel monster human being who’s being very harsh, but I just really couldn’t love this as I thought I would.😬 (And I loved Air Awakens, so giving this 2 stars made me feel terrible)

I didn’t feel attached to any of the characters. Luella was kinda alright in the beginning and had me laughing once, but in the end, I didn’t care much about her. She was pretty boring honestly.πŸ˜…

Ohhhh and don’t even get me started on Eldas. If possible, that guy was even more bland than the rest of the cast. You see, when I saw that the love interest would be an Elf King known to the outside world as ruthless and evil . . . I expected someone more dark, mysterious and wicked, but instead there was nothing at all interesting about him. I could care less about the guy.

Ahahahahaa and the romance?!?! I never thought the day would come when I’d find another book with a romance I’d be bored with. I expected some amazing chemistry between the two, but NO, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.😀 Where was the angst??? Swoony moments??? I wanted to fall in love.😭 All I saw was the two constantly arguing over the most boring topics known to humanity.

β€œYou will respect me!” Eldas shouts.
β€œBe someone worthy of respecting first!” I slam the door behind me.”

^Okay, this scene here . . . it totally reminded me of my 4 and 5 year old sisters argumentsπŸ˜‚ I literally just pictured those two, when I was reading this scene and I couldn’t stop laughing.πŸ˜† I swear, I couldn’t take this seriously xD

Also, you know how almost always with romance novels, when you’re nearing the end and the two characters were together and in love, but then something happens to change that and get them in a fight, however by the end they realize they’re hopelessly in love and get back together again? wow, my English teacher would be horrified with this run-on sentence haha

Well, if you weren’t confused by that super long sentence, with this bookβ€”the beginning of that argument had to be one of the most stupidest I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s so stupid that I couldn’t help but start laughing over the fight they were having.🀣

(Probably the only amusing part in this book)

In the end, if I had to choose a character that I actually liked, it’d be Harrow and that is hilarious considering how in this status update , the someone I was referring to was him.πŸ˜† But at least he was actually pretty interesting, although he obviously didn’t appear as much.

But I also do understand that this was meant as a passion project for the author and an escape from the cursed year of 2020. So to those who want a light and fluffy read that also is guaranteed a happy ending, I’d say to try this out!😸

I think this was a hyped up a lot, so I had a super high expectations and when that was not met . . . well, it was super ‘meh’.πŸ˜• I can say that I’ve never been so relieved to finish a book.πŸ˜…

I’m still looking forward to the next book, especially since it’s about a a rogue Fae(altho this time I won’t have my expectations so high).

“May tomorrow hold every possibility. And may we be bold and hungry enough to take them for our own.”

now that I look at this too, I realize how funny it sounds.πŸ˜‚ oh god, i can’t stop laughing now.πŸ˜‚

(2.25⭐) –> for the good laughs it gave me xD

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ 𝕓𝕖𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖? π”Έπ•Ÿπ•ͺ 𝔼𝕝𝕗-𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒π•₯𝕖𝕕 π•“π• π• π•œπ•€ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕠𝕗?

𝕃𝕖π•₯ π•žπ•– π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!πŸ’•

14 thoughts on “A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1) by Elise Kova | Review

  1. I tried reading this one, but i couldn’t get into the writing style past PAGE ONE :’) i’m so happy I read this review, now I’m not tempted to try and push through and read the whole thing ❀ amazing review!!!!!

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    1. Omg that was literally me the whole time throughout the book!!! I just couldn’t get into it, but kept going either way and ahahaha well I kinda regret wasting my time.πŸ˜… Haha happy my review was able to make you decide on that! And thank youuu!!!πŸ’ž

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    1. AHHH no!!! I personally thought that the romance was boring, but I’ve seen many others love it! So I’d totally say to try it out, still!πŸ’• (But you’re totally right – romance and boring should NEVER be in the same sentence😬)

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  2. Oof, I hate when an author disappoints like that 😭 the pain…. I’m going to read this just to see the arguments and the non working (is that a word?) love story

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