Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book Review for The Heir by Kiera Cass

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

First off I'd like to say I enjoyed this book immensely.  I am however, not a huge fan of Eadlyn. She is not a girl I can relate to or like honestly. I feel that the author probably made her that way on purpose so we can see her grow but she had only grown on me a little by the end of the book. 

While I may have liked America better in the previous books, I like this selection better. Mainly because this time we really have no clue who is going to win! Of course America would win in the previous books, it was all about the love story and the how they fell in love. This time though, there are several young men who stand a change. Personally...I'm rooting for Erik. I know he's not one of the selected but he seems to be a good fit with her. 

If you haven't read this series I would recommend it. If you like young teen books, romance, and just a fun, can't-put-it-down series. The last book comes out in May and I can't wait to see who Eadlyn ends up with! 

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Review of Lady Fiasco by Kathleen Baldwin

Can a lady with a reputation for disaster, stumble into love?

An unusual heroine, Fiona Hawthorn grew up running free. Without a mother to restrain her, she spends her days riding her horse neck or nothing across her father’s fields and swimming like a sea nymph. But inside a prim and proper Regency sitting room Fiona is bound to overturn the teapot or accidentally trip the footman. Her illustrious Aunt Honore decides to take the hoyden in hand, but amidst the strictures of the Beau Monde, Fiona is a fish out of water.

When she was younger, Lord Wesmont was her hero. Sadly, he came home from fighting Napoleon a hardened man. Nothing can breathe life back into his cold heart, nothing except, perhaps, the love of an unusual young woman who regularly turns his life upside-down.

Lady Fiasco is a Sweet Traditional Regency Romance.

This book was simply just a fun read. Set in the Regency era, this book seemed more legit than other independent books set in this time period. I can tell the author really did their research but also but their own twist onto things, and didn't just make a Jane Austen copy cat kind of book. 

Fiona is a delightful character that you can't help but adore. Her aunt is also a fun character to follow and as I would assume would be a crazy aunt to have during that time period. I liked that the main couple in the story were the more proper ones, it had the feeling of Sense and Sensibility to me.  

Anyone who loves regency historical stories, especially of the romance variety will be pleased with this well written novel. 

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