The Forgotten Queen by Kortney Keisel

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 424
Series: Desolation #4
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia
Published: Sep. 27, 2021


She’s trying to remember. He’s trying to pretend.

Sydria Hasler is a blank slate. After a tragic accident, her images of the past have vanished. All she wants is to get her memory back and return home—wherever home is. But the more she rebuilds her past, the more she wants to fight for a future with King Marx. Too bad it’s all a sham.

King Marx McKane has never cared about anyone or anything, especially being king. When his father forces him to marry a mysterious woman, he starts taking things seriously. The only way out of his arranged marriage is to pretend that he’s falling in love with his wife. This charade might end up being the most reckless thing Marx has ever done. Is he willing to sacrifice his life and his kingdom to set Sydria free?

Can their fake relationship lead Sydria and Marx to their genuine selves, or will deception cost them their freedom? 


Fair warning there are spoilers if you haven’t read the first books of the series.

Everything personal to her was blank, not even a shred of a memory or a past.

If you have read the book before this then you know who Sydria is before the revelation that is in this book. Seran is still alive. The book starts nine months after the last book.

I think Seran and Marx are my favorite couple. I wonder which Kingdom is next. There are at least two or three books I think that are supposed to be next. I can’t wait until they come out.

Book Reviews

The Stolen Princess by Kortney Keisel

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 366
Series: Desolation #3
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia
Published: April 26, 2021
Rating: 4 stars


She’s falling for a man she hates. He’s betting on her trust.

Princess Mykaleen Adler would do anything to save her dying father. But, when she’s kidnapped by a rival kingdom’s commander, her devotion wavers. Developing feelings for her enemy could destroy her future and her kingdom. Unless her charming captor is the one person telling her the truth. 

Drake Vestry’s focus is on finding King Adler’s deadly weapons. Unfortunately, the only way to the weapons is through the king’s daughter, who happens to be the most distracting and entertaining assignment he’s ever had. Gaining the princess’s trust might mean losing his heart forever.

She’s fighting for her kingdom. He’s committed to his mission. Can they find their way together, or will broken trust be the most destructive weapon of all?


If you have read the previous book, then Drake is a familiar face.

This isn’t a love story. This is an adventure.

I like Myka. She’s hilarious and I found her to be relatable besides her bad judgment. The banter between Myka and Drake is great. I love a haters-to-lovers story. The bickering always seems better. I don’t know why I have that preference.

You don’t shoot someone just because you’re offended.

I had so many pop culture references that would automatically come to my head. Examples: It’s a flesh wound. Monty Python and the Holy Grail “Tis but a scratch”. Like at any moment, he might lay down on his side and prop his head up, accentuating his biceps and solid chest. Titanic “Draw me like one of your french girls”.

The ending has me in a freaking mess. Like what in the smell! Oh I can’t wait for this next book. I need answers.