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review 2017-04-10 08:00
Princess of Tyrone
Princess of Tyrone: Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles, Book One - Katie Hamstead

I'd initially missed out on Princess of Tyrone, but with Myths of Mish coming, I decided to give it a try. I'm a bit picky when it comes to fairy tale retellings, so please bear with me.

Young Appoline doesn't know anything besides her life in a small cottage in the woods, almost hidden away, raised by her three fairy godmothers (who for the record, are almost as cringeworthy as the ones from the movie Maleficent, and make her recite fairy tales at random). Either way, since there is space travel in this universe, she meets a young prince pretending (but utterly failing) to pass as a commoner. They spend most of the book wondering about their respective matches, as both have been betrothed since birth, as of course, all commoners are. The rest, as they say, doesn't really come as a surprise for the reader.

I wasn't sure what to expect, and I can't really say whether or not I found it with Princess of Tyrone. While it certainly was a quick and easy read, I kept thinking to myself that it was all a little bit too obvious. There was no real surprise, everything fitted together a bit too well for my taste. Also, the space travel and general fairy tale mix up was a nice touch but didn't seem to add to the story really. I hope Myths of Mish will be more up my alley.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2016-05-11 23:17
Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead
Princess of Tyrone: Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles, Book One - Katie Hamstead

I had a few problems with this book. It was very predictable and boring at times. It stayed way too true to the original fairy tale that it is a twist of. I wish that the author would have done something more with it than just make it in space. The main character seemed way to perfect to me. Her flaws were practically nonexistent. I also didn't like how perfectly everything ended up. Everything just fell into place and there was barely any complexity in the solution.
I received this book for review from net galley

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