I’m not sure when the Plated Prisoner series started being good, but I cannot get enough. One minute I’m over Auren’s inner monologue; the next, I’m trying to figure out how many books are planned in this series and how to get my hands on the next one.
I’m definitely not saying Auren isn’t annoying anymore or that the series is less predictable, but at least it’s getting better. Auren is taking more responsibility, becoming more independent, and has learned a lot from her past. She’s obsessed with Slade, sure, but she checks in more with herself and with him to prevent repeating her history. She tests his (and their) boundaries, doesn’t take anything at face value, and works harder to be able to depend on herself and her magic.
Slade may not be the extremely possessive fae male I’m used to reading (thankfully), but he is becoming a little monotonous. Overly supportive, he sacrifices a little too much just to be in the same space as Auren, procrastinating pretty important duties and responsibilities.