Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat

Prince's Gambit: Captive Prince Book Two - C.S. Pacat

I just finished reading the second book in the Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat and I loved it just as much as I did the first one. In fact, I loved it more than I did the first one. Mostly because this one had a lot more consent in it than the first did... and if you've read the first book, you'll know what I am talking about.

 

This series surprised me. I, honestly, was not expecting much going into it. I was not expecting to get a good story, great characters, and fantastic writing but that's just what I got! And I couldn't be more pleased. Pacat has written a series that keeps you interested in the story and cheering for the characters to finally stop being little shits to each other and just make out already! Also, the LGBTQIA+ themes are handled quite nicely in this series. It's nice to see a book that has homosexual themes yet doesn't revert to the typical stereotypes, which I appreciated a lot. Pacat is a fantastic author who writes what she wants and she is not afraid to tackle certain subjects that most people would shy away from and, for that, she has my respect.

 

If you are okay with a book series that has a bit more of an adult theme, i.e. sex, violence, murder, etc., then I highly recommend this series. Just keep in mind that the first book contains quite a couple of rape scenes and if that's something that might me triggering then you might want to look into reading something else.