Title: Princess of Thorns
Author: Stacey Jay
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: High Fantasy
Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
This book was given to me through the publisher, Random House Children's, in exchange for an honest review.
High fantasy: It's recently become a favorite genre of mine. I love the scope of it, the crazy amount of characters, the political intrigue, and most of all, the magic. And Princess of Thorns didn't disappoint on that front; it had everything: a warrior princess disguised as a boy, a playboy prince hiding some dark secrets, ogres, and enchanted forests. I enjoyed Aurora, the young woman blessed with fairy magic--she was flawed, at times so much so it was difficult to understand her choices, Niklaas, her playboy foil hiding a terrifying family legacy.
I liked the pacing, too--once the ball started rolling, I couldn't put it down, but unfortunately, it just seemed.. predictable? The bottom line: I enjoyed it, it was a nice read. But I wasn't wowed. Next on deck: Suspicion by Alexandra Monir!