Review: The plot starts off a little slow, but then picks up quickly. Its not till a little after the mid way point in the book though that the plot really picks up. By that time its hard to even think about putting the book down.
Princess Lia, is a good character and has a lot of growth in the book. Her characters depth was cool to read because you get to grow with her as she starts finding things out on her own.
The Prince and the Assassin each had their own chapters from their point of view. Which was really cool and had a new twist that other books don’t have. You don’t know their names, thus, not knowing who to like/love and root for. I could not stop reading, I just had to know who was who and if the one I liked would be the guy for Lia. By the time you do find out who the prince and the assassin really are, you will be thrown for a good loop. For me, when I finally found out who was who, I was past the point of no return and had to finish the book right then and there.
The only problem I had with the book at all was the at more times then not, Lia seemed very childish. When she kept trying to fit in, be normal , she acted like a princess. The other way around was the same too, but by the end of the book she was way better and you could see her growth.
4 out of 5 stars.
486 pages. Hardback.
Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy.
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
Summary: A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.-GoodReads.com