AUTHOR- Mary E. Pearson
PUBLISHER- Henry Holt and Co.
GOODREADS RATING- 4.07/5
GENRE- Young Adult Fantasy
PUBLISHED- July 8th, 2014
I’d fly to the stars, but I’d never come back.
ABOUT THE BOOK: She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
MY REVIEW: So, I think the story line of this book was really good. I loved the way how this book started and then the gradual character development was quite compelling. It is about Princess Lia who escapes on her wedding day, though I do feel that the escape could have been written and explained a little better… The way she escaped was way too easy and reckless for a princees specially on her wedding day. It looked kind of absurd and I actually thought maybe she had some special powers. Lia has been portrayed as a strong female character fighting for her freedom till the very end of this book. The enigma of Kaden and Rafe was wonderfully written and made a sure point to confuse its readers until it was finally revealed. I did make a guess (of which I was sure I’ll be right) but I was shocked when I finally realized “who was who“. I am sure the suspense made all the readers ravenous for the answers and would have been near impossible to put this book down. This book reached it’s apex in the second half which was very well-developed. Even though the pace of this book was very fast, it succeeded in making an impression in our minds. Rafe and Kaden, both of their personalities were kept well hidden and their parts were so impressive that it literally took a while for me to figure out whom I liked better. All the side characters were given equal importance. This book was very riveting and kept us in its grip till the very end.. I’ll give it 4.5/5 stars.
(THESE REVIEWS ARE MY POINT OF VIEWS, AND YOUR OPINIONS MIGHT BE VARYING FROM MINE)