ENTHRALLED takes place right where the last book ends. Ketahn is still being hunted by the evol spider queen who wants to make him her mate. They also plan to wake up the rest of the humans who crash-landed on the Vrix planet and are still in cryosleep. Throughout all of this, Ivy and Ketahn's relationship deepens as they navigate their own growing feelings for one another amidst all these obstacles.
I didn't expect to like these books as much as I do. I hate spiders, okay? Hate, hate, hate. When I found out this was an alien spider romance with SEX, my ovaries shriveled up and wailed, "NOOOO." I'm still not 100% on board with that, but I fell in love with the world-building, which is some of the most inventive I've seen in an alien romance, the realistic behaviors of all the characters (human and non), and the high stakes. The spider queen is one of the most terrifying villains EVER.
Major warning that this book has some unexpectedly brutal moments. For every lovey-dovey scene between the leads, there's attempted sexual assault, gory battle scenes, and bad people (and spiders) doing bad things. It's never gratuitous, but you also definitely spend more time than you might like biting your nails over these characters and their fates.
I can't believe I have to wait until fucking January for the sequel. *sobs*
3.5 to 4 out of 5 stars