Book Review: Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers

Rogue Princess
B.R. Myers
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.

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Author Bio:

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

One Reply to “Book Review: Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers”

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

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