Friday, October 12, 2012

The Nymph King by Gena Showalter

I feel kind of stupid. So I forgot to review this book and I read it back in September. Hehe and I've already reviewed the last book of the series but I'm going to review it anyway.

The Nymph King (Atlantis, #3)

The Nymph King by Gena Showalter

Third in the Atlantis series

5 stars

Females of all ages and races flock to Valerian for his touch and attention. No one can resist his allure since he is a nymph. When he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom. Shaye wants nothing to do with Valerian or any one. She doesn’t like people and people don’t like her. Trying to fight her attraction to Valerian is a lot of work and it becomes harder to do when Valerian realizes that she is his mate. And once nymphs find their mates they only crave that female. I could’ve sworn I had written a review for this book. I finished this in September and it’s October. How could I have not realized I didn’t review this book? Especially since it’s a book I loved. Well this book was amazing and since I last read this book I’ve finished this series. This book definitely takes the cake or Atlantian dish. I think it’s the best book of the series and it seems like a lot of other people do to. I had been excited to read this one because I had heard it was so good and I was blown away. I had been expecting that. It was just so good. I feel speechless when I think about it.

The main female character is Shaye. I like Shaye, I’m not always a fan of pessimists, but she’s just so funny. I loved most of her Anti-Cards. They were so funny and just proved she’s a genius when it comes to snark. The only thing I didn’t like is how she fought so hard to push Valerian away from him, but I understand why she would push him away. I don’t blame her for it, but I wish she would’ve realized her love for him sooner than she did.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9
The main male character is Valerian. Valerian… ah Valerian.
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I love Valerian and he’s my favorite male of the Atlantis series. I want a nymph of my own. Valerian is a strong, protective guy who really seems like a hard and tough guy but he’s sweet and cares about people. I love him and I just don’t want to keep talking about him because I’ll give away something important.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 10

The Villain- Poseidon, oh how, I dislike you and your stupid games. He needs to stop meddling with people. I actually hated him more in this one than I did in the next one. He annoys me with his cockiness and absolute control over things.

Villain Scale: 7
Brenna, Shivawn, and Joachim had a love nymph war triangle going on. Joachim had wanted Brenna but Brenna didn’t want to be there and Shivawn chose Brenna which lead to Joachim getting pissed and deciding to steal Shaye from Valerian. This is how love triangles spiral out of control. Joachim was an idiot, at first I wanted him to be with Brenna and then he pissed me off when he tried to steal Shaye and Valerian’s throne, but after he was wounded I wanted Brenna to choose him again. Shivawn was not in the equation for me and I only saw him as a brother for Brenna. Plus I know what happens to Shivawn already since I’ve finished the series! Am I missing somebody? I read this back in September so I’m sure I’ll forget somebody, but since I can’t remember I’ll wrap it up.

Character Scale: 9

I love the Nymph King and I wish more books entranced me like Valerian and Shaye’s story did. I loved the world and the descriptions, even though I had traveled to Atlantis before Showalter had made it feel new to me again. Definitely the best book of the series.

Cover Thoughts: I love this cover. It’s sexy and it fits the nymph-ness of this book. I like how the water forms and flows over Valerian it looks like a painting.

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