Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.
All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.
A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Princess of Tyrone was quite an interesting story. For the fans of the Lunar Chronicles mostly. In a sci-fi world in a galaxy far away, where magic co-exists with technology, a princess is born. And she is cursed by a witch.
We are introduced in many characters each one with his or her funny moments. Though it is obvious who the princess is, it was still amazing to see how Apolline and Allard met and got to know each other.
The world building was good and the stories of the classic fairy tales mix up in a unique way! Recommended if you want an easy and enjoyable read. ;)
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