Cracked Kingdom (Erin Watt)

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Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

Either you live by their rules or you die by them.


I’m so disappointed. That’s just the only word I can think of to use at this very moment. It’s a tough time for me right now. Disappointed. Sad. Distraught. Confused. Those are my feelings as I sit here at the end of Cracked Kingdom.

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I’ve waited so long for this book. I have binged and loved my Royals from day one. I have been committed to Erin Watt as they took their time writing the perfect book for us. But I don’t know what happened. I honestly don’t, it’s completely baffling to me how this is the final product.

Above all of that, I think this book skipped editing too. Lots of errors. Even Easton’s name was misspelled. Eastern. I mean, what? I know people want to make deadlines, but these types of things are important too.

I think they rushed this. That’s all it boils down to. A book that was supposed to come out in January- pushed to March. And then we hear nothing on it for months (except for people begging) and then bam, it’s out. Rushed. It was very sloppy. And to me, as a devoted reader and follower (especially of the Royal family) that is so very sad. I FEEL sad.

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The plot holes are out of control in Cracked Kingdom. Especially since they have made it clear this is the last book in the series. I have zero answers. The things that happened in Fallen Heir, are never even touched on. Lauren and the twins are the hugest holes that were never filled and probably never will be. And the ending was sloppy and thrown together so that they wouldn’t have to continue the story. They took easy ways out when it came to certain characters.

How sad. I’m sad it’s over, I’m sad I waited for this, I’m just sad. I’ll miss them so much. But I wish they would have gotten the final book that they deserved. I would have waited 6 more months for a more well planned and thought out final book for these Royals. But it’s apparent that the push of others won.

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2 thoughts on “Cracked Kingdom (Erin Watt)

  1. I felt exactly the same way. I kept wanting to DNF this, but kept hoping it would get better. I feel sad that I paid for this and that they pushed publish on this book.

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  2. Oh, that’s tough to hear, but I appreciate your honesty! From what I’ve heard from others and what you said as well, it does sound like they rushed to publish this. It’s a bummer to end the series like that! I got it yesterday, so I’m really curious now to see if I agree! =D

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