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Nya

I’m an avid reader, a hobbyist writer, a professional designer, and I blog for fun!

I love mystery & thrillers, speculative fiction, non-fiction (business & design), and my guilty pleasure is chick-lit. I’ve created this blog to contradict my workaholic tendencies and talk about a non-work related passion of mine.

Meet Fierce Princesses in “Rescuing the Prince” by Meghann McVey

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‘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.


Personal Experience:

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I fixed my gaze on the slushy, hay-strewn ground and concentrated while Reldion cursed 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.


The Plot

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 him.

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.

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The Characters

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!

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Overall,Rescuing The Prince’ is the next fantasy tale you need to read! 4 Stars.

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Rescuing the Prince
by Meghann McVey
Publication date: February 2017
Genre: YA, Fantasy

During the afternoon fantasy parade, a dragon swooped down and carried off my boyfriend. I am not making this up.

So begins Leah’s adventures that lead her to another world. At home in California, Leah’s boyfriend Gerry is her rock and motivation. Now, trapped in another world without him, she must find her own courage. During her quest, Leah impersonates a missing princess, learns magic, and meets new friends and allies, including the shy, handsome Tolliver. But in the end, does she have what it takes to defeat Gerry’s fearsome captor, the Dragon Rider?

 

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