“Heart of a Royal” by Hannah Currie
Daughters of Peverell #1
Review copy from the publishers/author
My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
Brought to the palace as a newborn, the royal life bestowed upon Mackenna Sparrow was never meant to last forever. With Princess Alina engaged to be married, Mackenna’s presence as companion is no longer required and, like it or not, she must return to the birthright which should have been hers – that of a commoner.
But not everyone at the palace wants her gone. When the truths she’s based her life on start crumbling as fast as her future, will she find the courage to trust – both herself and the prince she’s fallen in love with?
This was every bit as delightful as I hoped it would be!! I fell in love with the cover first (it’s gorgeous!), and the description immediately drew my interest. And indeed, the story itself is amazing, and I daresay even surpasses the loveliness of the cover!”Heart of a Royal” is a delightful YA royal read – it reminded me a bit of “The Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale, only better (which I don’t say in disrespect of TPA as that is still one of my favorite stories!).It is written in first person, from main character Kenna’s point of view, and that worked so beautifully. It was extremely easy to become deeply invested in the story, and I didn’t want to leave its pages. :)I LOVED Ben, so much! His kindness, and patience, and over-all character was just amazing. I super loved Kenna too (though sometimes I wanted her to act/say/do differently, but I really liked her character as it was), and their relationship was the best. That ending was so good <3 The one thing I will say I wish was different was the length – I wished this story could’ve gone on forever. :D I am very excited for this author’s next novel! Her debut was superb and I definitely recommend it. The faith message, especially towards the end was great, and I very much appreciate its presence! The whole conclusion was lovely. :) So thankful for the chance I got to read this beautiful novel!
*I received a review copy of this book from the author/publisher; all opinions in my review are my own.