by Connie Glynn
YA Contemporary, Romance
When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.
Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…
A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review!!*
I got this physical ARC from deptcon3, which seems like ages ago! And I had really wanted to read it in time for its publication, but I didn’t get to and since I went on an unintentional hiatus for November, you’re getting the review now!
First of all, the cover is gorgeous. I saw quite a few other bloggers talking about this book and mainly taking pictures of it, and I didn’t know what it was about. But when I got the ARC and read the blurb – it sounded like something that I would love. Because I love when royalty is incorporated into books and this didn’t disappoint.
I loved the mystery threaded throughout – I’ll admit it wasn’t something I was expecting but Glynn manages to pull it off perfectly that I could barely out it down before having to pick it back up again!
As well as that, I found myself slightly obsessed with our two main characters – Ellie and Lottie. I think they were both brilliantly developed characters and I loved the contrast between them, and even though they were two very different people, they instantly became the best of friends and I liked seeing how their friendship developed, even with all the ups and downs thrown in throughout the book.
However, I did feel like this book came to a rushed ending and some of the questions I wanted answers to weren’t explained the best they could have been. I’m pretty sure this is the first in a series so I will be definitely picking up the next book to see if there are more answers in the future instalments, but I did enjoy Undercover Princess.