Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Princess of Tyrone

Princess of Tyrone

Title: Princess of Tyrone
Author: Katie Hamstead
Released: March 31, 2016

Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.

All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.

A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!
My Review:
So I made a mistake. The mistake wasn’t reading this book, because this book was anything but a mistake. The mistake was starting this book at midnight and staying up until three in the morning to finish it, during finals week. Yes, I am full of bad choices during finals week. Every time I would look at the clock and notice it getting later, but I just couldn’t put this book down, it was so good.
Princess of Tyrone was what I needed in my life. I was in the mood for a princess book and sure did I get one. Well, not quite, but still, it had everything I was looking for and more. The plot was very fast-paced and I couldn’t stop myself from continuing to read, if you couldn’t tell by my staying up until all hours of the night reading. I was never bored, sure there were times when I wanted it to speed up a little and to stop keeping me in suspense, but other than that, I loved all the aspects of this book.
Apolline is such a badass. She lives out in the words with her three fairy protectors (who she calls her aunts) and instead of just sitting around doing nothing, she learned to hunt and make herself useful. She is a strong independent women who don’t need no man and she was absolutely great. She never backed down, was stubborn as hell, and could protect herself if need be. She was also sweet, kind, and intelligent, but she didn’t show it off. I want to either be Apolline or have a friend like her in my life.
Allard is a little deceiver. All he wanted was a normal friend and he found that in Apolline, sure he was betrothed, but he never betrayed his vow with her. He just wanted to talk to someone who didn’t know about his title and that was Apolline. He was strong, kind, intelligent, and all those other things that a prince should be, but he didn’t act like a stuck up royal. He was very down to earth and charming as hell. I loved reading from his point of view.

Okay, this book is freaking great. If you don’t have a thing for New Adult, I would try this one out. It’s not your typical new adult book. The only thing really new adult about it is the fact that the characters are in their twenties. Other than that, it’s pretty close to a YA. Go pick this one up as soon as possible, you won’t regret it. 

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