Thursday, 22 September 2016

Under the Trees by Ashley Maker

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Ashley Maker.
Under the Trees
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Desperate to prevent an abusive arranged marriage, Princess Araya flees to a neighboring kingdom, only to land at the mercy of the impulsive Crown Prince Thoredmund, who provides refuge in a secluded forest and teaches her survival skills. Her surprise at the unexpected hold the prince has on her heart mirrors his shock at falling for the one girl he can’t have.

As the young couple’s feelings for each other grow, the fragile alliance between the two kingdoms threatens to break apart. With a vengeful duke and an enraged king fast on their trail, Thor and Araya must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love.

Even if staying together means starting a war.

Under the Trees by Ashley Maker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Under the Trees “Go. Find the girl,” I said. “Follow her.”

This was a YA fantasy story, about a prince and princess who fell in love.

Araya was an okay character, and she was brave to run away the way she did, even if her plans were a little poor. Thor came across as quite a capable young man, but his plans were lacking a little too.

The storyline in this was about Araya running away from home after being attacked by her betrothed, and Thor helping her to hide from her father’s men. We did also get a slow, fairy-tale like romance, with the characters falling in love with each other and sharing a chaste kiss.

The ending to this was very much a happily-ever-after, and things all worked out okay for both Araya and Thor.

6 out of 10

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