Les Racines d’une Rose, Tome 1 : Princesse Promise by Naomi Chauret
Ma note: 4 sur 5 étoiles Reçu: Bibliothèque Parution: Mars 2019 Éditions: ADA Âgerecommandé: 12+ Rythme: Normal Sujets: Ados, Amour, Fantastique, Royauté, Famille, Devoir
Voici un livre qui fut une réelle surprise. J’allais presque le remettre à ma bibliothèque sans l’avoir lu, puisque il était à remettre bientôt et j’avais pris trop de temps à me décider à le lire. Et pourtant, dès que j’ai débuté l’histoire de Mila-Rose, je n’ai pas pu m’arrêter. Bien qu’il soit passé minuit, j’ai quand même lu ce livre en une journée car je ne me suis pas couchée encore. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Penguin Random House Canada Published: May 2019 Publisher: Putnam BFYR Recommended Age: 12+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA+, Boarding School, Royalty, Love/Hate Relationships
Another royal romance!
This is the companion novel to Royals (or Prince Charming) but it can safely be read as a standalone. Daisy, her sister and boyfriend make only a short appearance and you will not feel lost at any point. But you can certainly get lost in the interesting and unusual romance between Peasant Millie and Princess Flora, I’ll allow it. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Raincoast Books Published: May 14th, 2019 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Recommended Age: 14+ Genres & Themes: Adult, LGBTQIA+, Politics, Royalty, Forbidden Love, Family Dynamics, Humor
It feels as though the whole book world is talking about this book right now, so naturally I needed to find out what was so special about it. The idea of a first son and a prince falling in love is something new for me but a story that feels like it should have existed already, especially considering how many of us are enticed by forbidden love stories and the high amount of straight royal romances that surround us. Continue reading →
My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Scholastic Canada Published: July 30th, 2019 Publisher: Point Recommended Age: 11+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Royalty, Diversity, Family
If royal romances make you squee and swoon, this one’s for you. It is a lovely, wish-fulfilling type of story that will fill your heart with hope and wonder and make you wish for your very own Owen. (See what I did there? :D) Continue reading →
My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Hachette Book Group Canada Published: November 6th, 2018 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books Recommended Age: 14+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Violence, LGBTQIA+, Sex, Power
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Raincoast Books Published: August 28th, 2018 Publisher: Flatiron Books Recommended Age: 13+ Pacing: Slow Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, War, Romance, Feminism, Royalty, Culture
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place. As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death. Continue reading →
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: February 23rd 2016 Publisher: Razorbill Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 12+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Revenge, Royalty, War Setting, Magic, Fairy Tale Retelling
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.
But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury. Continue reading →