Katee Robert is an author who I associate with serious spice. And Court of the Vampire Queen is the spiciest I’ve read of Robert’s. While I would have wanted more attention to the world building – including a few plot questions I have – if you’re looking for a polyamorous romance story with vampires this just might fit the bill. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
Three Powerfully Alluring Vampire Men
And One Queen to Rule Them All
All Mina ever wanted was to escape her father’s control. Half human, half vampire, she lived eternally torn between two worlds, never fully experiencing the pleasures of either—until her father chose her as the pawn in his latest political move, gifting her to the darkly powerful and dangerously seductive Malachi Zion.
Malachi is not a vampire to be trifled with. He rules with an iron fist and has a reputation for the darkest of sins. But the longer Mina spends with him, the more she realizes he’s not the monster she first thought—and as fear bleeds into lust, then trust, then something more, Malachi opens Mina up to a world she never knew could be hers for the taking: including the love of Malachi’s two closest friends and companions.
Now surrounded by all three men, the center of their shockingly seductive world, Mina may finally have the power to face down her father and take back the life—and crown—that by all rights should be hers.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
Court of the Vampire Queen delivers the spice even bordering on smut. To be fair, I’m not sure the exact technical boundaries between the two, but this one has some serious amount of spice. Not even in terms of the actual actions, but also in the quantity. Hey, I’m not complaining! But it also has some murky consent not only because of the position her father has put her in – which I think was managed and discussed by the characters – but also because of the nature of the vampire bites (this I feel like wasn’t discussed as in depth).
Putting that aside for a moment, I want to go into the plot line and the world building. I was intrigued by the world, but wished there was a little more depth in certain aspects. But I can’t get into the whole of it – because spoilers – but there were some pieces introduced which I needed a bit more to really understand it, and the consequences. I guess because I didn’t understand the world enough I wasn’t sure the stakes precisely like what could have happened besides power moves. Does that make any sense?
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Court of the Vampire Queen is about the fight against what we had and to find a possibility of a found family. Found family will always get me. And while I liked the characters, I just wish we saw more of them. I’m not sure if this will be a series – I can’t find it – but I would definitely read considering the ending! I’m very intrigued to know what you all think though. Find Court of the Vampire Queen on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.