Princess of Tyrone, Katie Hamstead
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
The BlurbApolline 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 ThoughtsNow, that’s a book I needed today to pick me up! A fairy tale retelling, a badass princess who ignores her true lineage, a world full of technology and space travel, some fairies… GIVE IT TO ME!
I really liked it, it was highly entertaining, incredibly enjoyable and super, super fun to read. Apolline is super fun and blunt, and I love her a lot, she’s strong and brave. And I especially loved the family relationships in this book. No tension (not much, at least) no hatred, just loving families, and I found that very refreshing.
You get different points of view in this story, which I thought was a nice addition to a story we know already of (at least the skeleton of it).
It was an intense story with a lot of action, really gripping to, and I loved reading it.
Just what I needed today!