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Blurb (from Goodreads):
After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked Queen, Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets, mistakes she’s spent years trying to forget, and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away.
With fellow rebels on her side—including Princess Aislynn, Thackery, and the handsome and mysterious Matthias—it is time for Elanor to make a decision. Will she protect her secrets? Or risk everything to save the people she loves?
The thrilling companion to Elissa Sussman’s masterful and original fairy tale, Stray, that will appeal to readers of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and fans of Wicked, Into the Woods, and the Disney princess movies.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an okay story, but I didn’t like it as much as Stray.
I was quite surprised when I realised that this book followed Elanor rather than Aislynn, and I actually had to go back to the first book to try and work out who Elanor even was! (She was one of the orphans that Aislynn helped rescue). I found it quite difficult to warm to Elanor though, and really just wanted Aislynn back as the main character.
The storyline in this was about Elanor and the rebels trying to over thrown The Wicked Queen, but I found the whole thing quite dull and slow, and even the little twist that we got didn’t really interest me.
The ending to this was okay, but I’m hoping the next book in the series will be better.
6 out of 10