28 October 2017

Undercover Princess - Review

Undercover Princess - The Rosewood Chronicles #1
by Connie Glynn

What they say: 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. 



I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I'm a conflicted about Undercover Princess because on one hand it's a nice boarding story but on the hand it's a little far fetched and loaded with certain YA tropes that I'm not a fan of.

I have to admit I wasn't aware of Connie Glynn as a YouTuber but I don't believe this would have had any impact on my experience of the book had I known beforehand. I'm very levelheaded with reviews and am willing to take it as it comes - if I like a book I like it.

Lottie Pumpkin (yes a cute name) finds herself drawn into a royal cover up when she's unknowingly roomed with the Crown Princess of Maradova. I liked the concept of a Princess trying to have a normal school experience away from the spotlight but I just couldn't fathom how NOBODY would have ever seen Ellie. 

I liked the friendship between Lottie and Ellie and kept thinking there was the chance it could blossom into more as it seemed a little flirtatious at times. 

I really would have liked to see more character development because it often felt a little flat. For example the villains didn't seem real because the jeopardy was lacking and a certain bad guy almost seemed like a spoof villain.

I liked Jamie and would have loved to see more about him - more page time in the next instalment please!

lot happens in Undercover Princess so be prepared for lots of the usual teen romances and drama, as well as a hint of the mystical plus a big old royal showdown.

3 Stars in my Sky!


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