Book Reviews, Fantasy, Romance

A Deal with the Elf King – Elise Kova

Publication Date: November 11, 2020
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 343
Dates Read: November 15, 2020
Format: eBook

GoodReads Synopsis

The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.

Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen.

To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she’s dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town’s only healer.

That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives… for her.

Everything Luella had thought she’d known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save.

The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another… but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted.

A Deal with the Elf King is a complete, stand-alone novel, inspired by the tales of Hades and Persephone, as well as Beauty and the Beast, with a “happily ever after” ending. It’s perfect for fantasy romance fans looking for just the right amount of steam and their next slow-burn and swoon-worthy couple.

My Review


This book was so fun to read. The world was fascinating, and well built. Our two MC’s were well developed and interesting. I loved Luella the most! She is a super strong heroine and I loved her spirit.

There were a few points in the book that were a little slow for me, and that is why I knocked off a star. But even that being said, I read it in one sitting, and just couldn’t put it down. It was a lighthearted fantasy romance and It had cool Hades & Persephone vibes which I loved.

Overall, I recommend for fantasy lovers. There are a few steamy scenes for those who may not be interested in that.

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