Imprisoned Heir by River Starr | Review

imprisoned heir

Imprisoned Heir

Series: Atlantis Institute for Dangerous Criminals, #1

Author: River Starr

Published: July 1, 2020

Page Count: 304

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description

We’re the most dangerous criminals…

They call me Nyx. Under the cover of night, I used to steal from the rich to give to the supernaturals at the bottom of the chain, and to earn enough money to find a cure for my sister’s death curse.

After an… accident we’ll call it, I ended up with a one-way ticket to the sea fae’s top prison: Atlantis. Not the lost city, but the inescapable penitentiary beneath the sea fae court. The Atlantis Institute For Dangerous Criminals is where the vilest supernatural prisoners are kept. Assassins. Murderers. Treasonists. And the three supernaturals sentenced with me are the most ruthless of the worst. Dax, the dark, enticing vampire whose gaze is too intimate for a total stranger; Titus, the fiery dragon shifter with an anger problem; and Frost, the winter fae with a chilly personality to match her ice-blue eyes.

But to escape and survive, we’ll have to work together despite our differences…

We may not get along, but we’re all we have to survive and escape Atlantis Prison. It won’t be easy. Someone thinks I’m a criminal—but I have no memory of committing the murder, and it wasn’t amnesia…

It was the other soul inside of me.

Imprisoned Heir is the first of a paranormal romance trilogy full of danger, action, heart, and an enemies to lovers fated mate romance.

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Imprisoned Heir by River Starr

Atlantis Institute for Dangerous Criminals, #1

Paranormal Romance

July 1, 2020

304 pages

Description

We’re the most dangerous criminals…

They call me Nyx. Under the cover of night, I used to steal from the rich to give to the supernaturals at the bottom of the chain, and to earn enough money to find a cure for my sister’s death curse.

After an… accident we’ll call it, I ended up with a one-way ticket to the sea fae’s top prison: Atlantis. Not the lost city, but the inescapable penitentiary beneath the sea fae court. The Atlantis Institute For Dangerous Criminals is where the vilest supernatural prisoners are kept. Assassins. Murderers. Treasonists. And the three supernaturals sentenced with me are the most ruthless of the worst. Dax, the dark, enticing vampire whose gaze is too intimate for a total stranger; Titus, the fiery dragon shifter with an anger problem; and Frost, the winter fae with a chilly personality to match her ice-blue eyes.

But to escape and survive, we’ll have to work together despite our differences…

We may not get along, but we’re all we have to survive and escape Atlantis Prison. It won’t be easy. Someone thinks I’m a criminal—but I have no memory of committing the murder, and it wasn’t amnesia…

It was the other soul inside of me.

Imprisoned Heir is the first of a paranormal romance trilogy full of danger, action, heart, and an enemies to lovers fated mate romance.


Review

I received a free digital copy of this novel through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read a lot of paranormal romance. It is probably one of my favorite genres, and I’m so happy I gave Imprisoned Heir a try. This book was fast paced and steamy. It is exactly what I’m looking for from a book of this genre.

This story is told from the perspectives of Nyx and Eos, who share a body. It was nice to see each character’s point of view. We don’t get to see as much of Eos, but she still plays a very important role. They are not the same and it is important to make that distinction. Each character has their own wants, agenda, and lover. This creates a lot of tension between the two and other characters.

There are a lot of elements you may recognize for other books in this genre, but I thought the author did a nice job of crafting a new story with intriguing plot. The pacing was spot on. I never felt the writing slowed down and there was a good mix of action and romance. I’ve also become interested in the side characters and want to know more about them and how they will fit in as the story continues.

The love interests have an enemy-to-lovers type of story. There is definitely an instant connection, but events get in the way, and they need to work through some things. I liked the set up for Nyx and her mate. They slowly learned to trust each other and will need that going in to the second book. I thought they had amazing chemistry and really enjoyed the steamy scenes.

I really enjoyed this novel. It kept my interest cover-to-cover and now I can’t wait to read the next installment.