Tricky Princess by L.L. Campbell

by Justine Bergman

Tricky Princess by L.L. Campbell
SERIES: Tricky Magic (#2)
PUBLISHED: September 13, 2022
PAGES: 390
GENRE: Paranormal Romance



The Blurb

A Shadowborn Prince of Hel and a feared, all-powerful Trickster Witch will learn once again that not everything is as it seems in this second installment of the Tricky Magic series.

Travel to Hel with this steamy dark romance that has all your favorite things: Shadow play, supernaturals, loveable characters, and some tricky magic.

Rosier, crown prince and commander of Hel’s four armies, has been desperately avoiding his destiny as a ruler. When his father kidnaps Ellea, the Trickster Witch who gave him something worth living for, he has no choice but to return home. He must leave the comfort of his secluded life to journey to Hel—a path that is full of monsters, beasts, and terrible memories.

Nothing will stand in his way of saving Ellea—not his father, not Hel, and not the Gods. The funny thing is, he will be reminded once again that she never needed saving.

Ellea never saw herself stowed away in a castle, surrounded by the dead, sleeping Gods, and demons. While navigating her powers with her captor and newfound friend, she realizes that Hel itself needs work. She misses Ros every second they’re apart, but she can’t shake the feeling that she is exactly where she belongs.

A string of attacks will disrupt Ros and Ellea’s magical and steamy reunion. Only Ellea can stop her parents from ruining the balance between mortals and supernaturals, but she may have to give up a piece of her soul to do it.

Tricky Princess is a dark paranormal and mythological romance that contains detailed sex scenes, violence, swearing, and emotional trauma.

The Review

A tale of fated love and finding one’s true self, Tricky Princess begins right where we left off in Tricky Magic, wandering the black and gold marbled halls of a castle that belongs to a King of Hel. You know that feeling of diving into a sequel, yeah? That equal mix of excitement and subtle fear that something may go horribly wrong? Well, Tricky Princess, while different from its predecessor, is bigger and better in every way possible. The plot deepens, the scope widens, the journey becomes grander – loved this book to pieces.

At the heart of this story lies Ellea and her beautiful development and evolution. Within these pages she finally finds her true place and purpose, all while stirring the proverbial pot (as is her way!). Her growth is something special to behold, and witnessing her become even more badass after careful guidance from her found family had me cheering her every step of the way.

On the other hand we have Ros – grumpy Shadow Daddy extraordinaire. Throughout his journey, we experience firsthand his struggle with letting go of control. Sure, it’s agitating at times, but our girl Ellea puts him in his place pretty quickly after their long-awaited steamy reunion. I mean, can you blame someone his age being a little resistant of change?

I was thrilled to see some of my favorite characters return, and even more so to be introduced to a few new faces to fall in love with – #squadgoals. Campbell writes amazing characters, simple as that. I don’t want to give too much away here, but Azzy, Florence and Ruhn make this adventure absolutely amazing.

The majority of this story takes place in Hel, a realm that has nothing in common with our preconceptions of it. It’s beautiful, rich in history, ancient politics, and delicious family drama. We learn and explore alongside Ellea, discovering how the old way of living (even though residents are already dead) needs a’changin’. Something she’s all too happy to address….and happily does so.

The plot continues on with our search for Ellea’s parents and the destruction that lies in their wake. New carefully veiled secrets come to light, blowing minds left and right, leaving readers begging for more. Bloodier battles, shocking revelations, and dangerous additions to the chess board make this one a page-turner, and I cannot wait to see where Campbell takes us next.

The answers to many of the lingering questions we were left with from Tricky Magic are addressed, as a whole new set is introduced. If courtly intrigue, political machinations, edge-of-your-seat action, imaginative and inventive spiciness, old prophecies, sleeping gods, demons and everything in between is your type of thing, then I highly recommend giving this series a read. Loved it. Gimme more.

My Rating: 4.5

Note: A huge thank you to the author for an early complementary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Author

I grew up in the spooky parts of Massachusetts but now love in Florida with my forever fiancé Chris, and three furkids. First born Chamonix, the golden child Gatah, and the unexpected child Sasha. I spend my time reading whatever I can and attempting to make things pretty through photography and design.

I always wanted to write but I didn’t know it was an option until I joined this awesome community of writers.

I just want to say thank you to the bookstagram community, my girl gang, and my readers. I’m just starting on this journey and I can’t freaking wait!

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