Saturday, October 22, 2016

‘The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea’ (The Four Kingdoms #1) by Melanie Cellier

4 stars for this lovely retelling of The Princess and the Pea.  Born and bred to a family of woodcutters in the forest, Alyssa never imagined she would become a Companion to twin 11 year old princesses.  She finds their older brother, Prince Maximilian, mysterious, intriguing, and handsome.  Even the lady Queen Eleanor has a history.  Come spend an afternoon in Cellier's charming fairy tale.

Currently available on Kindle Unlimited.

Friday, October 21, 2016

‘Ever the Hunted’ (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill

4.5 stars

‘Ever the Hunted’ is the story of a witty and resourceful teenage girl as she discovers more about her childhood best friend (Cohen), herself and her parents. 

Author Erin Summerill has skillfully outlined cultural details and histories of two neighboring kingdoms.  Narrated by our main character, Britta Flannery, readers are kept unaware of several big reveals until Britta learns them herself.  Though the first portion of the story involves Britta hunting down her handsome childhood friend, who has been accused of her father’s murder, the duo quickly team up and pursue the real killer.  On the way, they learn more about the opposing kingdoms and endeavor to prevent war.

‘Ever the Hunted’ is blissfully devoid of insta-love, love triangles, and whinny gals who need saving.  I highly recommend this book to YA and fantasy readers.

I’ve voluntarily reviewed this book.

'Ever the Hunted' will be available on December 27, 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016

‘How I Found You’ by Gabriella Lepore

3.5 stars

‘How I Found You’ is a tale of soulmates who have found each other in this lifetime due to a prophecy involving Rose.  As a witch, Oscar has the ability to find people and things that he holds dear in his heart, and he is the only witch who was able to find Rose, because of their connection.

Rose plans to have a quiet summer vacationing with her Aunt, Uncle, and their new baby.  Little did she expect two witches to move in and to find her soulmate.  Though this does explain the nightmare that repeats itself each night.

While ‘How I Found You’ was not the best YA novel I’ve read this year, it was indeed a good read.  Recommended for YA paranormal romance readers.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of ‘How I Found You.’