When I started reading this book, I (mistakenly) thought that is was a YA dark fantasy novel — it was a dark-fantasy-romance novel and not-at-all YA (if you know what I mean). Woops. Unfortunately, I am not a huge fan of romance novel tropes (perfect bodies, uncontrollable passions) so I skimmed those parts of the book. Luckily, there was a lot of good story left when I skimmed those bits.I really enjoyed the princess coming into her power storyline. It’s a fantasy cliche but Jes gave it enough new twists that I was pulled into the story. I also appreciated that Tab was strong, sometimes brave, and very believable. The many classic fairy tale elements interspersed in this story made the book even better — I love fairy tale retellings.If you are a paranormal/fantasy-romance novel reader, you will adore this one. Jes tells a great story. I am not a romance novel fan, but I liked Tab enough that I will buy the next book when it comes out.