Title: The Bridge Kingdom
Author: Danielle L jensen
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?
Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.
But as she infiltrates her new home – a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas – and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore.
Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?
Imagine this: 12 princesses in a compound hidden in the desert, all trained to be assassins yet only one of them can make it out alive…..
Danielle L Jensen has done it again. She’s had brought us another beautiful world that makes you wish you had the ability to jump through the pages and be a part of.
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L Jensen is by far her best book yet. Incredibly well-written all throughout, Paced world building, and filled with just enough detail to not be overbearing. She builds these kingdoms around us within each chapter, so we can vividly see what the character is currently seeing. The book flowed nicely from beginning to end, with an ending that will have you wanting to scream.
Lara and Aren were very well though-out characters. Their dynamic incredibly enjoyable to read. Both characters were too smart for their own good and it led to some satisfying moments.
Lara is easily one of my favorite female leads. Strong, independent and self-sacrificing. She embodies courage and wisdom so well throughout the book, you can’t help but love her.
Aren….Let’s just say that Aren is now number two in my book bae list, earning a spot above Cassian and right under Rhysand. Aren is a strong male lead without being maschist. He is caring right off the bat to his foreign wife, a dreamer and will do anything to see his people free of the situation that binds them. He gives himself whole-heartedly to being a leader and equal to his people. Not to mention, his woo-ing tactics towards Lara? *sigh*
We were given enough insight on supporting characters that they didn’t feel flat yet left some mystery as to what their role will be in the next upcoming book. Some things were obvious but the way they were written more than makes up for it. And the plot twist before things really went down the drain? Like I knew s@$#t was going to hit the fan but I wasn’t expecting what happened.
The Bridge Kingdom is a book I highly recommend! 5/5