Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Prince of the Moon (Second Edition)
Author: Megan Derr
Heroes: Solae & Millio
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 30k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Available at: Less Than Three Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: All Solae wants is to be accepted and loved by the family that has always rejected him. But given it was his late mother who cursed the kingdom to eternal winter, the chances of that happening are minimal. If he can find a way to break the curse, however, surely that would be enough to change their minds regarding him.
But Solae is forbidden to practice magic because of his mother, which limits his ability to pursue solutions. Desperate for advice and new ideas, he contacts a famous curse breaker—and has no idea what to do when the man unexpectedly shows up, handsome and friendly and dangerously intriguing.
It’s no secret I’m a Megan Derr fan so when I saw this one was coming out, I was excited to read it. I’m not very big into reading stories in anthologies or the like so it finally gave me a chance to read this one. In this one, I loved that there was a curse on the kingdom. It was sad to see that everyone blamed Solae for that curse even though he didn’t have anything to do with it. However, I did adore the fact that Solae didn’t grow up bitter or evil. Instead, he was sweet and always thought of the kingdom first. While I enjoyed Solae as a character, though, I couldn’t really get into Millio as a character. We get his POV but I felt like we didn’t know much about him. I did love the two of them together, they were so cute and sweet!
While I enjoyed the story, I was a little disappointed in the ending. I LOVED the Solae and Million part because it was just sooooo sweet. It put a huge smile on my face BUT I was expecting things to be resolved with the bad guys in a different way. As it was, they aren’t dealt with in any way and I felt like that wasn’t right. I liked how the curse was broken but the way it was done, the people who REALLY should have realized they were the cause of the curse should have been affected in some way and they weren’t.
All in all, though, I really enjoyed this story. I loved Solae and Millio together and while I wasn’t very satisfied on how the bad guys were handled, I did love seeing everything play out and the ending between Solae and Millio was such a sweet moment, I loved it.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*