Review ~ Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole @KresleyCole

Posted May 6, 2019 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole @KresleyColeWicked Abyss by Kresley Cole
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 13 hrs 3 mins
Series: Immortals After Dark #18
Published by Gallery Books on April 25, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 400
4 Stars
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This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!

The terrifying king of hell...

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster--just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

Meets his match.

Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.

Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?

As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?

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Abyssian Infernas is the king of hell. He has taken on a curse with his ascension to king that has him very sensitive about his looks. He also is carrying a huge grudge from a millenia ago. He’s been waiting for the return of the woman who spurned him to return and believes he has found the reincarnated woman. However, he doesn’t realize what he is getting into when he has Calliope brought to him.

Calliope (Lila) was sent away from the fae kingdom for her parent’s attempt to kill the Fae king. She’s been living on earth working at the Magic Kingdom learning everything she can and trying to be prepared for when she will finally be allowed to return to her kingdom. Lila is great and her motto of FITFO (Figure It The F**k Out) keeps her attempting escape attempts and other ways that she can outsmart the King of Hell.

The secrets each of them hold brings a hot and cold romance. I loved Lila and her spunk. She was a lot of fun and was a great match for Sian. Sian’s concerns about what Lila would think about his curse and his alliance at times frustrated me. She was obviously attracted to him, but he let doubts and his past come between them just when their relationship seemed to be going somewhere.

I thought the characters in Wicked Abyss were a lot of fun. I was a bit disappointed in Nix’s alliance and plotting. I know she is setting up the players for the upcoming Ascension, but her alliance with the Fae was a bit irritating. She is made out to be more on the bad side than one of the good guys, and that made me feel bad. She is crazy though, so who knows. I might feel differently with whatever meddling she does next!

I really enjoyed Wicked Abyss. I can’t wait to see more of the past characters though. I’m hoping in Munro we will see more of the Valkries, wolves and vampires. The players must be close to being setup for the Ascension. It will be interesting to see what is going to happen since we’ve had so much build up to it!

Robert Petkoff’s narration was really well done. I enjoyed all of his voices, even the female. I was able to easily fall into the story with Petkoff’s narration and would definitely add him to my list of favorite narrators!

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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