Monday, July 22, 2019

Blog Tour: Review of Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Date of publication: July 2019

Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.
Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.
First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.

Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.
Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.

Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s … well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.

Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…

My thoughts:

Protect the Prince is the sequel to Kill the Queen (my review).  That one was a pleasant surprise, so I was really looking forward to reading this one.  It takes place a few weeks after the events in the first book.  Since this one assumes you have read the first book, it will be hard to review without major spoilers.  It does not really work well as a stand alone, so I would read Kill the Queen first.

That being said, I loved this one almost more than the first book.  I loved watching Evie slowly ease her way into becoming the queen she was meant to be.  The other characters that I enjoyed from the first book are in this one and added so much to the story. Paloma is my favorite out of the group.  There is some love interest angst but the ending more than made up for it.    The one down side to reading a series this good is that I have to wait for the next book, Crush the King, to come out.  March 2020 can't come soon enough for me.  This is a fantasy series I highly recommend!

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About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author who prowls the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Find out more about Jennifer at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monday, July 15th: Ms. Nose in a Book
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Wednesday, July 17th: Broken Teepee
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Friday, July 26th: My Guilty Obsession
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1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Everyone is raving about this book and this series and I am so behind, I have to get with the program and start reading these! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours