Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

The Princess Spy
(YA Romance Fairy Tales, #5)
by Melanie Dickerson
Young Adult Historical Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published by: Zondervan
Released On: November 4, 2014 

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:


Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha---one of the few who speaks his language---understands the wild story. 

Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself 'Lord Colin' is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy---not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she's sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. 

Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook's wicked plot.


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Disclaimers: I received an e-arc from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I loved Melanie Dickerson. There are so many retellings out there, but Dickerson always tells them in such an intriguing new light. I adored this book, absolutely adored it.

Margaretha is hilarious. I loved watching her grow throughout the novel. Like all of us, she's a little bit insecure and feels like nobody could love her because she talks too much. But when her family is in danger, she goes to all lengths to save them. She is an incredible character. And Colin, I also adored him and watching their chemistry together. 

Dickerson is an incredible wordsmith. I love how she pens her stories and how she brings her characters and plot to life. This one comes highly recommended. In fact all of her books do. 

Can I read out of order? Yes, the characters from the previous books are mentioned but you will not be lost if you read out of order. 


So why 4 stars? To be honest, I adored this book and would definitely reread it. Like I said Dickerson is an incredible author and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. 

In Summary: Dickerson's The Princess Spy will leave readers turning the pages with glee as they embark on the adventures of Margaretha and Colin and will turn the last page feeling immensely satisfied. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. This book is suitable for all ages. There are Christian elements weaved in. It is done very naturally. 

The Wrap-up: I can't wait to see what Dickerson writes next. I seriously have adored every novel I've read by her. This is an amazing series and I definitely will end up buying this book one day. 

Love,

Danica Page

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