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This is the first book in a four book season series, prequel
The Heiress Queen,and it tells the story of Ellas debutante
year of the Season with her young finishing school drop out
cousin, expelled from everyone in Pretania, Libby
Marks-Whelan as her attendant.
It tells of all the goings on in the season along with
Libby's antics while there until her cousin sends her home
after finding out what she'd been upto.
When I read the synopsus for this book on WattPad
I was sure that I was going to love the book and
now I've read the book I can say I wasn't dissapointed,
thus the 4 out of 5 star rating. And because of
this I have to say that this is a book that I
will both reccomend it to others and buy it as
a gift for anyone I think would enjoy it.
Although i can see where other reviewers are
coming from with regard the fact that the
author finished this book when it was so close
to the story being finished and continued the
story in the Debutante I can understand why
the author felt the need to do it. I honestly
don't think it would have been fair not to
finish this book where the author did as it was
about Ella's Debutante year so the remainder
of the story for Libby and Prince Andrew
needed its own book so as not to detract
from Ella's story as that was what this book was
about although Libby played a fairly major part
Initially I liked Ella because she had invited
Libby to the Palace to be her attendant during
the season, but ultimately I disliked her because
it was clear that she was a mean spirited
schemimg bitch which was obvious when she sent
Libby home for trying to help her win the prince
with her mischeivious antics.
Libby although quite Nieve has a very strong determined
attitude, and cant stand all the us
silly simpering that most of the debutants do
when around the prince while stabbing each
other in the back when the Prince isn't around.
I have to say that I am of the same mind as
her about the simpering and back stabbing of
the Debutants because I to would have no
patience with it either. It was quite clear from
the authors writing that the Prince was neither
taken in by the debutants behaviour nor impressed
with it, which is why he gravitated towards Libby
so much he knew she'd tell him straught when it
came to their behaviour and his behaviour.
The way the author described the characters
really made the reader feel connected to them
but it also made you appreciate all dynamics
between them. I would also say that the way
the author described the places (Palace) and
country (Pretania) the story was set in made
so evocatively made me feel like I was
actually experiencing everything the
charcters were along side them, which is why
in the book whenever Libby was feeliing
frustrated about something or with someone
I felt that frustration to.
I particularly loved the relationships that
developed between Libby and the prince
and pricess as you could see that they were
genuine and going to be long lasting.
All in all I loved this book so much that as
soon as I finished reading it I immediately
started reading the next book in the series
As i'm writing this Review not having read the
entire series I can honestly say that whole
series (The Rebel Prince, upto where the authors written
so far) is fantastic and i'll definiteltly
be reading more of her work.