Much thanks to Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours for sending me a copy for review and for inviting me to be a part of this tour. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may or may not appear in the final published copy.
“It is my duty to not only wear the crown, but to be the crown. I only thrive if the kingdom thrives.”
Title: Rogue Princess
Author: B. R. Myers
Date Published: January 21, 2020
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Swoon Reads
📚 Series: No, standalone.
📚 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling
📚 POV: Dual POV, one for each lead
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of Cinder, Cinderella, and love stories set in space.
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.
About the Author
I am not really tshe go-to person to for sci-fi recommendations, as this is something that I am not normally into reading. But, I was interested in reading Rogue Princess because I was excited about a Cinderella rating that is set in space.
Rogue Princess follows the journey of Princess Delia, who has to choose a husband to better her country in a dilemma a la The Selection, and Aidan, who is a poor boy in the palace that does chores and steals trinkets for extra money. This book tells their love story.
This book is a little slow on the build up, but if it is not a concern to you, the plot twist will be worth it in the end. The romance in this story is also sweet and heartwarming, so it is perfect for all the hopeless romantics like me.
Overall, the Rogue Princess is an enjoyable read for all lovers of SciFi and Cinderella retellings.
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Thrill Factor/ Mystery: ⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 3.67/5 ☁
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