"The Princess Will Save You" by Sarah Henning
Thank you NetGalley, TheFFBC, & Tor Teen for an ebook of The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This one pulled me in from the start. I immediately was swept away into the Kingdom of Sand and Sky. This one is a Princess Bride gender-bent retelling that is perfect for fans of YA fantasy.
The Princess Will Save You definitely pulls most of the plot from The Princess Bride, but that really didn't bother me. I knew what to expect and gave a perfect opportunity to emphasize the love between Ama and Luca.
I also enjoyed seeing a fresh cast of characters. I loved all of the side characters and can't wait to read more about them in the next book. Henning also does a great job of writing the villains. Instead of a love-to-hate, we get a Joffrey level hatred.
Overall, The Princess Will Save You is a fast-paced, action-packed, addictive romance great for fans of retellings.
A STABLE BOY
When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown—and possibly her life. And to force her hand, her beloved, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped.
But Amarande was raised to be a warrior, not a sacrifice.
And nothing will stop her from saving her true love and rescuing her kingdom.
The acclaimed author of Sea Witch turns the classic damsel-in-distress tale on its head with this story of adventure, identity, and love."