My rating: 5 of 5 stars
***** 5 CROWNED STARS!!! *****
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again….Amo Jones is pure evil genius when it comes to her writing. Everyone says “What the F did I just read?” after her books, and I know what I read…Amo Fucking Jones, that’s what. She’s brilliant and bold and pushes the imagination and reality into an entirely new realm. It’s her own magical and fierce world…not the Kings’ world, and I will gladly step into it EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Very few books and series mesmerize me to the extent to where I’m completely drawn in – and I mean completely. My own personal world stops and this all-consuming book world starts. The Elite King’s world and this series own me – I don’t eat, drink, sleep or even think about what’s going on around me when I read the King’s, and Malum Part 2 was no different.
I fell hard for Nate Riverside Malum what seems like forever go while reading The Silver Swan. He was magnetic with his charming and flirtatious personality, compassion for Madison, care-free attitude and bad boy persona. I LOVED HIM. Since then, my love for him has ebbed and flowed but never faltered. He does in fact have two sides to him – but each side is oh so real and raw; and what I thought broke him in Malum Part 1 only made him stronger and more powerful in this world. His actions ALWAYS have a purpose, and that includes anything and everything to do with Tillie. He can be evil and malicious, and definitely broken at times, but who he was at the core never wavered. His passion for Tillie and loyalty to the Kings and Madison always remained, no matter how he fought it all at times. The way his character developed throughout this book was truly jaw-dropping, and I shed tears when he showed his vulnerabilities, and when he finally allowed his facade to falter and stop running from what was always his fate.
Tillie Stuprum is a force to be reckoned with in this book! She is a QUEEN and I need her as my BFF right the fuck now! I love her apathatic attitude to her status in this world. She doesn’t want it and is not afraid to tell anyone “no” – and I mean anyone. Bad Daddy Hector and bad boy Nate included. At the same time, she will fight for what’s rightly hers and wants vengeance against those who wronged her so badly. She’s not afraid to dance with the devil himself and will walk away from him with hips swinging and a smirk on her face. What I love the most about Tillie in this book is that she wears every emotion on her sleeve from beginning to end. She is not afraid to show her vulnerabilities and broken heart to these Kings, as she knows deep down they have her back, even if she doubted them at times. Her ever-evolving relationship with Brantley was swoon-worthy as it grew from sexual attraction to much deeper as he becomes someone who she consistently relies on and confides in. As she bares her soul to these powerful Kings and their world, she does it with her head held high, confident in every move she makes while refusing to let the darkness consume her.
Nate & Tillie’s story was more than a roller-coaster of emotions…it’s a tsunami, but it is a ride that I could take every day. Each time you think they are “fine” something crashes down around them or a new truth is exposed, and twists and turns are at every corner. They both had to break before they could mend together, and A Jones did a fucking fantastic job of writing this story that is addictive, all-consuming and will pull every emotion out of you! I both cried and cheered for these characters and left my heart on every page, and I’ll do it again and again for them. Can’t wait for the next book in this series. Well done once again A Jones!!!