The Fallen Prince by Shea Berkley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received review copy from Entangled
Genre: YA Fantasy
Book Description: Dylan finally feels like he has it all. He's back home in the human realm with his beautiful girlfriend, loving grandparents, and some crazy powers over the elements. But Dylan's temper is climbing out of control, and along with the bursts of rage come new powers he wasn't expecting.
Kera has these new powers, too. She's seen them before and knows what they can do if kept unchecked…and it’s not pretty. Plus, going back to her home realm, Teag, would hasten the process. Kera is determined to keep her one true love, Dylan, safe on Earth, but when the barrier between the human realm and Teag weakens, allowing monster-like creatures to pass over, Kera becomes desperate to protect her home.
When Kera is kidnapped and imprisoned in a corner of her world that no one has ever escaped from alive, can Dylan overcome his unbridled powers—and himself—to save her?
My thoughts: Dylan has returned from Teag, barely escaping with his life and Kera by his side. He has burned many bridges in the magical realm. Unfortunately, he doesn't fit in the human realm either. His powers grow each day drastically, and his anger and self-pity make him dangerous to the people around him.
Kera wants to keep him from her home realm of Teag. She knows that his powers will continue to grow and he may be changed by them, and no longer be the boy she loves.
They are in an unwinable situation. How can they continue to exist in the human realm while powers grow and secrets are kept from each other? Fate always has a way of forcing it's hand when Kera crosses over the realm and is taken prisoner.
Shea Berkley does a wonderful job of word building. She knows how to pull in the reader and keep the suspense and intrigue coming. She does a great job with her descriptions, you can picture events in your head.
This book contains violence. I would also recommend reading the first book in the series, The Marked Son, before reading this one.
About Shea Berkely: I'm an author of YA fantasy novels, which means I'm the luckiest person alive 'cause I get to spend my day playing with my characters. Some are totally cool, others aren't so nice, but they all bring something to the party.