PDF or EPUB A Stolen Kiss Stolen Royals #1 ✓ Kelsey Keating
PDF or EPUB A Stolen Kiss Stolen Royals #1 ✓ Kelsey Keating
An every night because of a curse this is otherwise it s own story with no parallels that I could see to the fairytale mentioned above Now that that s been clarified I ll start my eview A Stolen Kiss is a fun and cute story with both fairytale and fantasy vibes Our main characters include a palace stableboy named Derric who has to keep his true identity secret because his mother for unknown easons cursed the princess of the land to turn into a swan every night his adorable spunky half sister Sarah who happens to work as the princess ladies maid the swan princess Maria herself and then Prince Humphry who was supposed to have an arranged marriage with Maria and break her curse Seems simple enough ight But what happens when the curse efuses to be broken and the four of them must go on an adventure together to find the sorceress who cast the spell in the first place Well that s just what you e going to have to ead to find outThis being one of those are books I bought based solely on the cover and the synopsis I went into it not knowing much but was pleasantly surprised with what I found I don t want to give many details for fear that I ll uin the surprises for others but I ll try to touch on both positives and negatives without spoilers involved First off the best part of this book for me was the main characters The story concept was such that we could have ended up with a stereotypical angsty YA love triangle but thank goodness it never went there The guys became good friends and didn t fighting over the girl The girls liked and supported each other and the heroine wasn t even confused about her feelings or unsure which guy to pick While not perfect they were people you could actually admire and oot for as heroesheroinesI liked the world the story was set in as well It was diverse interesting and I especially loved what the author did with Fangralee forest particularly the culture of the centaurs who lived there You can tell that this is a world she sees vividly in her head and she did well showing it to the eader I will however note that if you don t like creepy critters this book might not be for you While the story doesn t evolve around the fantasy creatures the author does seem to enjoy inventing them and the characters an into uite a few some of which were uite scary so that s something to be aware of depending on your personal tastesAlso the surprise twists were justWow There were several to be had and I did guess at one of them but the est took me by surprise and it was super fun and exciting to be sitting with my jaw dropped open like whaaaaaaaaaaat XDFinally while this story is adventure than omance there was a little omance sprinkled on because the curse has Maria magically bound to someone else who is then the only person who can break the curse view spoilerThe eason Prince Humphry was unable to break Maria s curse as we find out early on is because the curse for mysterious easons has her bound to Derric This is also why Derric keeps his identity a secret and goes under the name Daniel instead He knows that because his mother cursed the princess and because the curse bound the princess to Derric Mariah and Humphrey will think he s the badguy and part of the problem if they know who he eally is hide spoiler 55 out of EWith the help of a lady's maid and a prince Derric and Maria embark on a dangerous adventure to find the sorceress who cast the curse Along the way they battle deadly creatures and make new friends all the while struggling with the undeniable chemistry between
This was a uick cute innocent ead This fairytale story was different from what I expected I enjoy so much seeing characters grow and this happened with every one of them Granted we didn t go that deep into their thoughts and who they are but you learn to care for them as the book goes on The plot was interesting enough you can guess the big eveals I mean it s a fairytale Anyways it isn t an iconic book that I ll spend hours obsessing over and I probably won t think much of it in the future but I enjoyed eading it 35 stars Review copy provided by Swanifide Publishing for an honest eviewIf you adored The Potion Diaries then I ve found you e next love You e welcome No but seriously this book a What a fun ide What I thought was going to be a light amusing predictable fairy tale omance turned out to be an exciting complex and fun coming of age story with amusing and entertaining characters packed full of surprises The 4 main characters are fun interesting diverse all experience personal growth and all are integral to the story s charm The supporting characters are also appealing each in hisher own way I liked following Derric s coming of age story watching his ising confidence his acceptance of his power and his ecognition of his capabilities But also Maria and Sarah grow braver stronger and become independent Humphrey is for me the most entertaining character He s brave he s understanding he s open minded he s funny and he s loyal All four of the main characters are heroes in my book view spoilerMaria attacks and Humphrey kills the beornach both exhibiting great bravery Maria Humphrey and Sarah all work together to get Derric the cure Sarah stands up to and threatens the centaurs and later eturns with Humphrey to help Derric combat his father The Great One does all kinds of great things including taking down the evil wizard hide spoiler Received from Swanifide PublishingReceived Via NetGalleycom THE REVIEWWhy this bookIt seemed like a book for meWhat I thoughtThis book was wonderful This fairytale adventure was filled with likable characters magic magical creatures and little plot twists I liked the character development and the world building was excellent You can tell that many other fairytales inspired this like The Swan Princess etc It was a fun ead from the beginning to the end I enjoyed it immensely When I just saw this book on Netgalley I thought that it will be eally fun and amazing but unfortunately it wasn t To be honest I didn t love the characters but I didn t hate them I didn t care Then the story was kind of slow and I just wasn t interested and I didn t want to continue on with this book I am eally sorry that I haven t finished but I m sure that it will take me forever and I just don t have any interest By what I ve seen how other people have eviewed it I just feel bad for not liking this book Edit I just discovered this thing lost part of the content section frowns at Goodreads so I just added it back on Okay I want to start my eview by saying that when I started this story I posted an update saying I thought this might be a etelling of the Swan Princess However now that I have both finished the book and esearched Swan PrincessSwan Lake I ealizes this is NOT a etelling While the princess does turn into a sw. A stolen kiss An unstable curse One big mess in the makingDerric Harver never expected to amount to anything than the palace stableboy but when Princess Maria's curse keeps her from accepting a prince's proposal she turns to him for help and he doesn't dare efus.
0 This is a Disney like story about mature characters inside a fairytale ish world with fairytale ish stuff which is told from different POVs has a few twists one is predictable one is not and is ich with humor and wits You ll travel though magic lands with a cursed princess who s falling for a stable boy her funny and charming betrothed prince who s in love with another girl the stable boy with a gift for magic and forbidden love for the princess and his sister in law who at the same time is our princess s maid and thank god isn t in love with anyone Each of them is longing for freedom courage friendship and happiness After all this is a tale and they are aware of it so everyone needs his or her happy ending Adventures in this book are too teen ish for my liking but the characters thoughts and feelings aren t It s a bit confusing but kinda uniue too The ending is in the best cartoons traditions and you know what I d love to see A Stolen Kiss on a big screen I eceived a free digital copy from the authorpublisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedbackIn A Stolen Kiss Maria the princess of Opea was cursed as a child by the sorceress Gilda Now Maria with the help of her maid Sarah Sarah s brother and stableboy Derric and her betrothed Humphrey set off on a mission to find Gilda and get the curse eversed This ends up in ad adventure full of secrets to be evealed magical creatures like centaurs and shapeshifters plus one epic showdown with an evil sorcererThis was what it says on the tin a fluffy fun omantic fairytale Most of the story was fairly predictable but it was easy to ead and fun while it lasted I enjoyed most of the characters who were all generally honest and good people I liked the bromance between Derric and Humphrey and the fact that Humphrey wasn t a cliche preening poncey Prince though I did vomit every time he said Mumsy but someone with a good heart and a firly good head on his shoulders I would say that the writing was certainly not the best I d ever ead and the dialogue did suffer a bit from the too much being said all the time thing which ends up in it sounding very forced and unrealistic in my view Some of the ules about the magic and the curses were a bit confusing at times for me as well but I did enjoy the threads of magic Derric found and how he could use them and how they esponded But for a debut novel this was a good one and I d ecommend it for anyone looking for a princessfairytale ead On Hold for now because my kindle is doing something where all my books either are there or disappear I don t like to stop eading for a week Edit 5 26 16 I enjoyed this book and I want to thank NetGalley for graciously sharing this with me for an honest eview Thank youA peasant with brains goes on a uest with a girl in this adventure of a story They work together to help a kingdom and I eally enjoyed their characteristicsthe charactersTake the journey and give this a try It s a nice light novel ead355 stars Lessened the stress for a big test Thanks to Netgalley and Pikko s House for giving me this book to eviewA Stolen Kiss is a nice light YA fantasy book which has a Fairytale like plot It is fast paced with a magical uest and a sweet omance However it is also predictable and a bit forgettable Apart from Derri. Hem Reaching their destination won't be easy but the true danger peril in the truths they've fought for years to keep hiddenA Stolen Kiss is the first in the Stolen Royals Series an adventure with magical creatures dangerous lies and being true to the power withi.
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Kelsey Keating is a horse of a different color When not busy dancing to the beat of her own drum who has the patience to march she's busy enjoying all the amazing things in God's creationKelsey's style of writing leans to YA Fantasy and Women's Fiction