Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 21st 2020
Genres: Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult
A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.
Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.
All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!
Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.
B.R. Myers spent most of her teen years behind the covers of Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Lois Duncan. When she’s not putting her characters in awkward situations she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, she lives in Halifax with her husband and their two children.
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The description of this book was so exciting to me. I had hopes. The cover was beautiful and there was just something about this book that called to me. I just didn’t love it.
The first half of this book DRUG ON. I found myself struggling to get through it and contemplating whether or not I should finish the book or not. I didn’t like Aidan’s character either the first half. I thought there was far too much angst and whining for my taste. I know they are teenagers, but boy PLEASE STOP. He turned me off and I didn’t think that Delia should even give him the time of day.
The kingdom as a whole was well done. I liked that there were a lot of things going on politically and I felt there was a real question of what was going to happen. Who would Delia marry to save her kingdom?
Truly I don’t want to share any spoilers, but the end left me with mixed feelings. I liked the twist but I think too it was a bit of an “eh” moment. It was a happy ending but not the one that I thought would happen. It wasn’t satisfying to me but it was positive too. There was a future and I get why Myers was trying to do. It just didn’t hit me on an emotional level.