Summer Queen (King of Shadows #2) by Amelia Wilde

“I have torn rooms apart. I have torn people apart. But I couldn’t tear apart my own desire for Persephone without killing myself in the process.”

Plot Summary

Persephone’s been stolen from me.

Out of my mountain, out of my reach. I’ll do anything to get her back, even break a truce that’s kept my kingdom safe.

I can only breathe again when she’s back in my arms.

When I can make her pay for every second I spent in fear.

I want more than her body given to me in debt. I want her heart. And I will punish her until it’s mine.

Content Warnings: Explicit sex scenes/ Violence/ Strong language

Spoilers: Please note that my review might contain spoilers!

My Review

After her attempt to escape from Hades mountain, Persephone finds herself captive again and now she’s the captive of Zeus, Hades brother.

Hades stops at nothing to get Persephone back, even if that means putting his mountain at risk.

The reader struggles a bit to understand Hades’ character and his feelings for Persephone because he oftens desires to just punish her for getting away from him. It’s really hard to identify his human side.

The sex scences continue to be violent (although consensual) which might disturb some readers.

As in King of Shadows, this book also ends in a cliffhanger (this is why I always regret reading the series before they’re finished).

As the first book, this is a very dark, twisted and sexually violent romance.


“Because there was something in his kiss. There was something dark and wretched and hungry. I wanted it. And he wanted me. There was something pure about that desire.”

“It’s not just the future I need to know about now. It’s him. It’s all of him. The thought of being inside his mind, with his thoughts, sends a fresh pull of goose bumps over my skin.”

PLOT: ★★★
COVER: ★★★

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