I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) by Kelsey Keating
Published by Swanifide Publishing on March 1st 2016
Genres: Magic, YA, Young Adult
In her debut novel, Ms Keating takes us on an adventure journey filled with magical surprises.
A stolen kiss. An unstable curse. One big mess in the making.
Derric Harver never expected to amount to anything more than the palace stableboy, but when Princess Maria's curse keeps her from accepting a prince's proposal, she turns to him for help, and he doesn't dare refuse.
With the help of a lady's maid and a prince, Derric and Maria embark on a dangerous adventure to find the sorceress who cast the curse. Along the way they battle deadly creatures and make new friends--all the while struggling with the undeniable chemistry between them. Reaching their destination won't be easy, but the true danger peril in the truths they've fought for years to keep hidden.
A Stolen Kiss is the first in the Stolen Royals Series--an adventure with magical creatures, dangerous lies, and being true to the power within.
I am so glad you all picked this book for me. It was a really fun read and a great fairytale type story. I really liked the characters and the story was interesting. I did find it was a bit slow at times, sort of wanted more of the end and less of the middle. I think the “villain” as the end wasn’t explained enough and the ending happened so quickly, however, overall, I really liked this story.
The story is told in multiple POVs. I really liked Derric and the prince made me laugh a few times. This was a really fun adventure and something I would love to read more if. I am looking forward to the next book, if she writes one.
Regardless of the slow middle, I absolutely enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and thought this is a start of a good series. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a great new fairytale. I almost felt like this had a little of the swan princess in it which was fun to read and has great diverse characters.
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