A Stolen Crown by Kelsey Keating
Published January 17th 2017
Source: Netgalley – in exchange for an honest review
A stolen crown. An unbreakable friendship. One big mess in the making.
When Princess Cecily Degalt travels south to wed a prince she’s never met, she’s ushered into a strange new world alongside her best friend and bodyguard, Rory Castille. With an MIA fiancé, his handsome twin brother, and a kidnapping gone wrong, life in Myrzel isn’t quite what Cecily expected.
Rory will do anything to keep Cecily from harm–but when Rory’s darkest secret comes between her and Cecily, the greatest danger to the princess might be Rory herself.
Torn apart for the first time, each girl will have to think like the other as she faces not only the darkness of Fangralee Forest, but a dangerous enemy closer to home.
This book is about Princess Cecily that travels to Myrzel to marry the prince, Rakesh. She takes her loyal friend and guard, Rory, Gene and her ladies Muriel, Doreen, and Gayla. In Myrzel, they make new friends and Cecily has to make a tough decision like never before, in order to become a Queen.
A Stolen Crown is a sequel to A Stolen Kiss, the first book of the Stolen Royals series. I read the first book last year but I don’t remember much of the details of the plot, just the overall story. Nonetheless, I was able to enjoy this book.
Still, if you haven’t read the first book, don’t read this one. Even though they have different stories and focus on different characters, it has some spoilers for the first book.
With all that said, let’s dive into the actual review of A Stolen Crown.
First, the characters. Cecily was an okay main character. She wasn’t like the rest of the defenseless ladies and I liked her for that. She could protect herself. Rory, her best friend, was intriguing, she had a big secret and a rich back story that made me love her. I adored her relationship with Gene, another of Cecily’s guards. From the characters of Myrzel, Tom was the one that stood out for me. He’s the youngest brother of the prince and I felt bad for the things he went through. From the twin brothers, I preferred Rakesh, Ephraim was just a fool.
Now, the plot. The books of this series have a rather simple plot. They remind me of fairy tales, there’s a princess looking for a prince but they’re different from the fairy tales we all know and love. The plot and lightness of the writing style kept me reading until the end. The twists weren’t mind-blowing but it was nice to have some suspense mixed in with the plot.
It is a heart warming story and I’m glad I picked it up. I don’t know when the next book is coming out but I’ll make sure I’ll have it as soon as it is available.
So, if you like fairy tales, I recommend trying the first book of this series, A Stolen Kiss.
Rating: 4 stars