‘Rescuing The Prince’ is a hidden gem! A fairy tale in the modern world where princesses don’t need to be rescued.
Disclaimer: I’ve received a reader copy from the author, and this doesn’t influence my opinion or review.
“I fixed my gaze on the slushy, hay-strewn ground and concentrated while
Reldioncursed the Wilder out with phrases HBO might have hesitated to put on the air.”
Who should read it? Anyone who enjoys a good love story with a strong female lead.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Back in California, Leah’s boyfriend is kidnapped…by a dragon! When Leah tries to find Gerry, little does she know that she’ll be traveling to another realm to save
What I love about the plot is that, even though you might have your suspicions about how the whole thing will end, you still have no idea how Leah will get there! It’s quite exciting to accompany Leah in her adventures in this magical world, as she learns magic and meets new companions.
There’s only one thing I could complain about: how some of the parallel stories weren’t fully explored. There’s so much more I wanted to know! I feel as if some of those characters deserve their own book.
Thank you for having created such a strong-willed heroine and having developed her character and growth through the story. We need more leads like this, especially in YA literature. Girls who don’t need to be saved but who are still flawed: not invincible or perfect, simply real and determined.
That being said, while I loved Leah as a character, I felt the romance part fell a bit flat for me. I wish there was more information about her past with Gerry, so we could feel strongly about him as well – either positively or negatively. We had a few hints, but I wanted to know more.
The rest of the characters were surprisingly likable, and as I said before, I’m only sad we couldn’t know more about their stories: Reldion’s mysterious romance with who-shall-not-be-named, the full story about the white people, Gerry’s past with his ex-lover (again, to not spoil), Ben and Callie, etc.
The Writing Style
The narrative was told from Leah’s point of view. First-person was a great choice, as we could really understand what was in Leah’s head as she interacted with new characters and found new things.
I also enjoyed the references to the modern world, and Leah’s occasional witty remarks.
Overall, well done!
Overall, ‘Rescuing The Prince’ is the next fantasy tale you need to read! 4 Stars.