Rina Kent Books : Reading Order, Book Series, Upcoming Books

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“I really want to read Rina Kent books but I don’t know where to start.” Well….I got you!! As someone who has read almost every single Rina Kent book since last year I know the perfect order to read them. 

You might have seen Rina Kent books on booktok and bookstagram. Well that’s how I discovered them too and my thoughts were exactly the same when I discovered there are soooooo many books and I have to read them in order!! (Well, don’t freak out, it’s not as crazy as it seems. Although my Rina Kent book reading journey was as chaotic as everyone assumes the booklist to be because I just read the books in the order that was fitting to me. (Read my My Reading Order, Favorites + Thoughts). But I made an easier suggestion that you might like 🙂 

Just know If I start talking about Rina Kent’s book I’ll never shut up bc I only read Rina Kent books the entire September”22. (Crazyyyy how it’s been a year and I’m finally reading the legacy series!!) And let me tell you these are the most addicting books ever. The writing style, tropes, plot twist and character development are EVERYTHING!! No wonder why they’re so popular haha!!

Who is Rina?/About Rina Kent

Rina Kent is a USA Today, international, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of everything from enemies to lovers, dark romance. She’s known to write unapologetic anti-heroes and villains because she often fell in love with men no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of darkness, a pinch of angst, and an unhealthy dose of intensity. She spends her private days in London laughing like an evil mastermind about adding mayhem to her expanding universe. When she’s not writing, Rina travels, hikes, and spoils cats in a pure Cat Lady fashion. (Via Rina Kent’s Goodreads)

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Rina mostly writes new adult, dark romance, contemporary, suspense. She has a total of 47 books on Goodreads. Which are the royal elite series, Kingdom Duet, Lies & Truths Duet, Thorns Duet , Throne Duet, Deception Trilogy , Monster Trilogy,  Empire series, The Rhodes Series, Team Zero and Legacy of Gods. 

It’s a bit confusing to read and understand them in order because they are written in the same universe and almost all the characters have their own books. And the books are so well written and the side character crumbs are so good you’ll be interested to read their books in the middle of a series (like meee) but Rina has a reading order on her website (slide 3) but I made a guide that I really like so here’s the ultimate guide to Rina Kent books.

*Note: Make sure checkout triggers warnings before diving into Rina verse.*

*Disclosure : Some of the links in this post are affiliated, which means if you make any purchase through the link I gain a small commission at no extra cost to you. It’s a great way to support the blog so thank you!! <33

Rina Kent Books in Order (Suggested + Publication Order)

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Rina Kent’s most popular book is deviant king which is the first book of the Royal Elite Series. Which has total 8 books including a trilogy and an epilogue novella. And their legacy series “Legacy of Gods” which is the 2nd generation of the royal elite series, Kingdom Duet, Deception Trilogy ,Thorns Duet &Throne Duet. You don’t have to read these to start the legacy of gods series but in order to understand their world and have the best reading experience it would be best to read the Kingdom Duet, Thorns Duet ,Throne Duet, Deception Trilogy first. 

*Note: I am only mentioning the suggested reading orders and my reading guide with how the books are connected but not the blurb or summary of each book. But i’m planning to post my reviews one by one that will contain the summary + my thoughts so, check out my goodreads and keep an eye on my blog :)*

Royal Elite Series : 

Royal elite is the first series of Rina-verse. It has a total of 8 books which follow 5 couples.

  1. Cruel King (Royal Elite #0) – Astrid Clifford and Levi King
  2. Deviant King (Royal Elite #1) – Elsa Steel and Aiden King 
  3. Steel Princess (Royal Elite #2) – ” “
  4. Twisted Kingdom (Royal Elite #3) – ” “
  5. Black Knight (Royal Elite #4) – Kimberly Reed and Xander Knight 
  6. Vicious Prince (Royal Elite #5) – Teal Van Doren and Ronan Astor
  7. Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite #6) – Silver Queens and Cole Nash
  8. Royal Elite Epilogue (Royal Elite #7) – All Couples

↳ Only Deviant King, Steel Princess, Twisted Kingdom are part of the trilogy but all the other books in this series are interconnected and can be read as standalones. Set in England,  It’s about a group of friends “the horsemen” going to Royal Elite High School and their legacy series is called Legacy of Gods.

Cruel King (Royal Elite #0) – Astrid Clifford and Levi King

Cruel King (Royal Elite #0)  The first book in the royal elite universe is about Levi King and Astrid Clifford. It can be read as a standalone. 

The next 3 are about Aiden King and Elsa Steel which is part of a trilogy and the first two books end on cliffhangers so it’s recommended to read in order.

Deviant King (Royal Elite #1), Steel Princess (Royal Elite #2), Twisted Kingdom (Royal Elite #3)

Black Knight (Royal Elite #4) – Kimberly Reed and Xander Knight

Black Knight (Royal Elite #4)
It’s about Kimberly Reed and Xander Knight who are friends of Aiden and Elsa. This book can be read as standalone.

Vicious Prince (Royal Elite #5) – Teal Van Doren and Ronan Astor

Vicious Prince (Royal Elite #5)
It’s about Teal Van Doren and Ronan Astor. Ronan is Aiden and Xander’s friend as they share the same group and If you read the first 4 books you will know how teal is connected to Elsa. But it can be read as standalone also teals brother Knox Van Doren has a book in a different series (Empire of Sin, Empire Series #2) which can be read as a standalone but has a different timeline.

Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite #6) – Silver Queens and Cole Nash

Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite #6)
The last couple of royal elite series are Silver Queens and Cole Nash. It can be read as standalone but for a better experience read in the order 🙂

Royal Elite Epilogue (Royal Elite #7) – All Couples

Royal Elite Epilogue (Royal Elite #7)
And the last one is about all couples. It is recommended to read in order as it is set in a few years after the epilogue of each book in the Royal Elite series.

If you’re interested in Jonathan Kings (Aiden’s father) book you can read the Kingdom Duet so you’ll have a better view and won’t be confused with a new character but you can also skip this duet and jump straight to the epilogue novella which happens a few years after the epilogues of each of the royal elite series.
Kingdom Duet – Aurora Harper and Jonathan King
Reign of a King (Kingdom Duet #1)
Rise of a Queen (Kingdom Duet #2)
Royal Elite Epilogue (Royal Elite #7) – All Couple

*You can either start reading the duets that are recommended in the reading order or start the legacy series but we are following the duets as listed*

New York/Bratva World/Duets

Lies & Truths Duet – Reina Ellis and Asher Carson

All The Lies (Lies & Truths Duet #1)
All The Truths (Lies & Truths Duet #2)

Lies & Truths Duet follows Reina Ellis and Asher Carson and is set in New York. You might want to read Throne Duet right after as there are a few crumbs and mystery between some characters in this book but Rina recommended reading thorns duet after lies and truth duet.

Thorns Duet – Naomi Chester and Sebastian Weaver

Red Thorns (Thorns Duet #1)
Black Thorns (Thorns Duet #2)

It’s about Naomi Chester and Sebastian Weaver who are Asher and Reina’s friends from high school. They also appear in the empire series.

Empire of Desire (Empire #1)

Empire of Desire (Empire #1)
Empire of Desire is about Gwen Shaw and Nathaniel Weaver, the first book in the empire series but all of them are interconnected and can be read as standalones. Nathan Weaver is connected to Sebastian Weaver from Thorns Duet.

*It’s recommended to read the Throne Duet after Empire of desire but you can continue reading the series too.*

Throne Duet – Rai Sokolov and Kyle Hunter
Throne of Power (Throne Duet #1)
Throne of Vengeance (Throne Duet #2)
Throne Duet is about Rai Sokolov and Kyle Hunter. Rai is Reina’s twin sister from Lies & Truths Duet and Kyle appears in almost all the series of Rina verses. And we get to enter to the other half and popular bratva world of Rina verse.

Then you can finally read the rest of the empire series.

Empire of Sin (Empire #2) It’s about Anastasia and Knox Van Doren.

Empire of Sin (Empire #2)
It’s about Anastasia and Knox Van Doren. Anastasia is part of the bratva world of Rina verse and we meet Knox in royal elite series as he’s Teal’s brother and part of the royal elite group.

Empire of Hate (Empire #3) Is about Nicole Adler and Daniel Sterling.

Empire of Hate (Empire #3)
Is about Nicole Adler and Daniel Sterling. They first appear in the first book of royal elites cruel king as Daniel is Astrid’s best friend and Nicole was her step sister. This book is set in different timeline but we get to meet the characters as they are adults.

Empire of Lust (Empire #4)

Empire of Lust (Empire #4)
The last book of the empire series is about Gwen’s mom and dad from Empire of Desire as they first appear there and their plot continues throughout the next two books as we get crumbs of them. But this can be read as a standalone.

Deception Trilogy – Adrian Volkov and Lia Morelli

Dark Deception (Deception Trilogy #0)
Vow of Deception (Deception Trilogy #1)
Tempted by Deception (Deception Trilogy #2)
Consumed by Deception (Deception Trilogy #3)
Set in New York, we get to dive deeper into the bratva world with a deception trilogy as it follows Lia Morelli and Adrian Volkov. All the books need to be read in order as it ends on cliffhangers and different timelines.

Monster Trilogy – Kirill Morozov and Aleksandra Ivanova

Blood of My Monster (Monster Trilogy #1)
Lies of My Monster (Monster Trilogy #2)
Heart of My Monster (Monster Trilogy #3)

Monster Trilogy is one of the recent releases from Rina Kent. It’s about Kirril Morozov and Aleksandra Ivanova. It is also part of the bratva world with multiple timelines with cliffhangers so it needs to read in order.

Legacy of Gods


Anddd finally the legacy of gods!! It’s the 2nd generation spin off series of the Royal elite and some of the New York world couples books. And we experience both throughout the series and some pov of the parents.

God of Malice (Legacy of Gods #1) – Glyndon King and Killian Carson
God of Pain (Legacy of Gods #2) – Annika Volkov and Creighton King
God of Wrath (Legacy of Gods #3)– Cecily Knight and Jeremy Volkov
God of Ruin (Legacy of Gods #4) – Mia Sokolov and Landon King
God of Fury (Legacy of Gods #5) – Niko Sokolov and Brandon King
God of War (Legacy of Gods #6) – Ava Nash and Eli King

Anddd finally the legacy of gods!! It’s the 2nd generation spin off series of the Royal elite and some of the New york world couples books. And we experience both throughout the series and some pov of the parents.Also there’s a family tree from rina kents website to understand how the books are connected.

God of Malice (Legacy of Gods #1) – Glyndon King and Killian Carson

God of Malice (Legacy of Gods #1)
The first book in the Legacy Series is about Glyndon(Astrid and Levi’s daughter) and Killian (Reina and Asher’s son) . Their parents’ books are Cruel King , Lies and Truth duet.

God of Pain (Legacy of Gods #2) – Annika Volkov and Creighton King

God of Pain (Legacy of Gods #2)
It’s about Annika (Lia and Adrian’s daughter) and Creigton.Their parents books are Deception Trilogy and Royal elite book #1, #2, #3.

God of Wrath (Legacy of Gods #3)– Cecily Knight and Jeremy Volkov

God of Wrath (Legacy of Gods #3)
This one is Annikas brother Jeremy and friend Cecily’s book. Cecily’s parents book is Black Knight (Royal Elite #4)

God of Ruin (Legacy of Gods #4) – Mia Sokolov and Landon King

God of Ruin (Legacy of Gods #4)
And the last for now and recently released book is about Mia (Rai and Kyle’s daughter) and Landon (Astrid and Levi’s son) . Landon is Glyndon’s brother and Mia’s parents’ book is Throne Duet.

God of Fury (Legacy of Gods #5) – Niko Sokolov and Brandon King

God of Fury (Legacy of Gods #5)
It’s about Glyn and Landons twin brother Brandon and Mia’s brother Niko. It will be released on dec 6, 2023

God of War (Legacy of Gods #6) – Ava Nash and Eli King

God of War (Legacy of Gods #6)
The final book is about Ava (Silver and Cole’s daughter) and Eli (Aiden and Elsa’s son). Their parents’ books are Royal elite book #1, #2, #3 and #7.. There’s no release date yet but it will be out in 2024.

More books by Rina Kent :

All the books mentioned above are currently available to read on all formats and free with Kindle Unlimited. But the other books are a bit complicated as the “Team Zero” is currently unpublished and will no longer be available until we get any news from Rina. And remorse is available and free to download on Rina’s website. 

Upcoming Books + News

Rina recently published god of ruin (legacy series #5) and the next book is set to release on december 6 called god of fury. According to her instagram and facebook group Rina Kent’s Spoiler Room she is scheduled to publish only 3 books next year one of them is god of war which is the final book in the legacy series and there is no specific details about the other two except it’s someone from the rina verse. We might get more info after the release of god of fury so make sure to follow her on all the socials. 

My Reading Order, Favorites + Thoughts

My journey reading rina kent books is really weird and messy bc i didn’t follow the suggested reading order yikes so let’s begin. I’m currently reading god of ruin (Legacy of Gods, #5)  but my first Rina Kent book was Vow of Deception which is part of the Deception Trilogy. I actually saw a promotion tik tok of God of Pain (Legacy of Gods, #2) a few days before the initial release date but I realized it’s a 2nd generation ongoing series so I thought it would be better if I started reading their parents book first and let me tell you I’ve never read something like this and I’m still searching for a similar book.

Then I read the res series because i was in my rina kent book binge era and I was so sad finishing the series and wanted more books of some characters so I browsed all the books by her and I was so shocked finding some characters from this series having their own books or duet in different series??? Like some characters have their own book in empire series and thrones duet (I read the epilogue novella right after the final book of the res series because a few things didn’t make sense? But later all the puzzle pieced together reading the kingdom duet and empire series).

So I dived into the empire series right after royal elite but only read Empire of Hate (Empire, #3) and Empire of Sin (Empire, #2) Then I read the kingdom duet because i was in a reading slump and kinda enjoyed it and went back to the empire series and finished the remaining two but didn’t like it much. 

These are all the Rina Kent books I read in 2022 but I really wanted to read Rai and Kyle’s book before the year ended but sadly couldn’t. So I started it back in January but realized it would be better if I read the Lies & Truths Duet first for the timeline and spoilers.

After finishing the duet I was confused whether I should start the throne duet or thrones duet. But I picked the latter despite my curiosity for the first duet. I think it’s totally up to the reader to choose according to their interest.Then I read the Monster Trilogy. I had to wait for a few months till all the books were out and it was totally worth ittt.

Last but not the least, I’m finally reading the legacy series and I’m currently on god of ruin and hoping to read the last two books too when they are out. Checkout my Goodreads for all the reviews <33.

I think all the trilogies are Rina Kent’s best work and I just can’t choose a favorite. I’ve been searching for similar books like the Deception trilogy for a year now!! So I was really excited to finally start the legacy series but sadly it didn’t match my expectations.

The only reasons I’ve enjoyed it were because of my favorite characters’ cameos and Rina’s writing style. I’m posting my detailed reviews of each book on my goodreads and my blog so stay tuned. And I’m also planning to read the rest of her books whenever I’m in a reading slump and definitely whatever Rina decides to write next!! 

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