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The Rose Throne (2013)

by Mette Ivie Harrison(Favorite Author)
3.07 of 5 Votes: 3
1606843656 (ISBN13: 9781606843659)
The Rose Throne
review 1: The first Mette book that I've read, and I definitely enjoyed it. I did want to know the definition of the magic system, although I felt like I was able to get a decent understanding, but wasn't quite sure for a long time. Otherwise, I loved reading about two very different princesses, and how their lives intersected, with all the complications of the kingdom. The closer I got to the end, the more I realized "there's going to be a sequel." I rarely read sequels, especially if they are going to be 3 book series, because the middle book is usually a filler. (which is ironic because I'm also a series writer...) But The Rose Throne has a compelling enough world that I'll be reading the sequel.
review 2: I thoroughly enjoyed this richly layered book about two differ
... moreent princesses whose kingdoms couldn't be different. The story alternates between sixteen-year-old Princess Ailsbet of Rurik who longs to please her controlling, manipulative father, and Princess Marlissa of Weirland who is forced into a planned marriage with Ailsbet's much-younger, thirteen-year-old brother. I liked both of the princesses and the way in which the author slowly reveals the corruption of Ailsbet's father and Issa's growing attraction to the man she cannot hope to have. I also enjoyed how magic was woven throughout the story and ends up being used in a most surprising way. The fact that many of the characters have secrets that are told gradually and that these are, indeed, complex characters adds to the book's appeal. I look forward to the next one to see if the kingdoms will finally be united. There isn't much said about the rose throne so the title may be a bit misleading. While this is a romance, it's not one that readers usually encounter. less
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This book was boring enough for me not to even get to page 100. I almost fell asleep reading it.
Couldn't finish this book. Sorry to say but this just was unreadable for me.
Recommended by Blair-Preston Public Library (Blair, Wisconsin).
not my cup of tea
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