My name is Chiara and I am Bookworm.
This week’s book for review is Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn.
When I picked this up I had no idea what to expect. I don’t think I even had time to read the blurb. I was in Waterstones, they were closing in ten minutes and I was desperate to find something to read. I found the sequel on their new read section, and forgive me, I thought the cover looked great. After a quick scan read of the blurb, I decided that and the first one would be my purchase for the day and hurried to the nearest till.
It sat at the top of my TBR pile for a few weeks or so before I picked it up on Christmas Eve. By Boxing Day I had finished it. It was a great read but I’m still not sure what this series will bring. It is definitely a unique story line. There is mystery, romance, secrets and even a bit of action.
Here is the blurb, that yes, I forgot to read before buying, as is seen on Goodreads.
When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.
Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…
A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.
While overall I found this book to a brilliant story that is a unique mixture of genres that gives it an interesting mix. I must say, though, that there are parts I found lacking. Her description of certain places and side characters wasn’t quite … um…there. I think she describes one of the professors as a woman who wears bright colours but not much more than that.
Also, for me a like to know what characters I’m ‘shipping’ … if you know what I mean. In romance I like clear answers. I want to know who is falling for who and I got to the end of the book and I still wasn’t sure who was in love with who and who had ever been in love with anyone.
My final bug bear with this book is that there was no real ‘bad guy’, no real villain that the characters seemed to fighting against. There is just some invisible force and a lot of pointing fingers.
Back to the positives, the main one being that there were a lot of cliff hangers in this book. A lot of thing happened which were not resolved by the end of the book which frustrated me but also prompted me to pick up the next book straight away. Which I have done by the way. (I’m trying to not let it interfere with my opinion of this book).
My favourite character, I think, was Jamie. I’m not really sure why but I think he does what he does amazingly well. If I was in his situation there would be a lot more shouting and screaming and probably a lot more crying. I would be so stressed out. Misbehaving princesses are so not my forte.
I could go on and on picking this book to absolute pieces. There were thing I didn’t like and things I absolutely loved. However, at the end of the day I read it, I finished it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone. I hope you pick it up and let me know what you think of it.
Once again my name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.