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A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.
Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.
All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!
Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.
B.R. Myers spent most of her teen years behind the covers of Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Lois Duncan. When she’s not putting her characters in awkward situations she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, she lives in Halifax with her husband and their two children.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours, Netgalley, and Swoon Reads for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
I’m the worst at figuring out retellings unless they explicitly tell me THIS IS A ______ RETELLING, like this book said it’s a gender-swapped sci-fi retelling of Cinderella. I personally would not have guessed, and that could be because I’m not a huge Cinderella fan, or just haven’t watched it enough to catch it. Either way, I personally really enjoyed this novel and I don’t even think Cinderella when I think of this novel. I just don’t, and I think that works out better for me.
Don’t you just love it when princesses don’t want to get married in order to rule their kingdoms? I personally love it a lot, because if they are the ones born into royalty, why can’t they rule on their own? Why do they neeeeeeeeeeed a husband if it’s not a marriage of love, you know? I know about doing your duty and all that, but come on. Princesses can rule as Queens without having to have a husband in order to be fulfilling their duty. I also get the whole political alliance thing, which is why Princess Delia needs to marry someone in the first place, but come on. That kind of thinking is so antiquated and needs to be looked at and changed. Political alliances should be sealed based on a marriage. But anyway, that’s just my own personal thoughts on this whole thing.
I am also a huge fan of strong sister bonds in novels, and I feel like Delia and Shania had that in this novel. I get that sisters aren’t always friends at all hours of the day, but being able to truly support your sister in times of need and just be there for her is what makes me love reading about sisters. I don’t have a sister, but if I did, I’d want a strong bond between us. I wouldn’t even mind having a novel just about Delia and Shania, and I’m curious if Myers would do a spin off on Shania and what she gets into these days.
I definitely want a physical copy of this novel once it comes out, because I can see myself reading this one again and going back into this world. I loved Delia. I loved Shania. Aidan made me laugh and I just can’t get enough of this novel.