Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead + Giveaway

Princess of Tyrone
Fairytale Galaxy #1

Katie Hamstead

Space Opera/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Curiosity Quills Press
March 31, 2016

Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.

All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.

Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.

But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.

A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!

Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Princess of Tyrone is a fun, imaginative Sleeping Beauty retelling with amazing character chemistry and lots of adventure.

Four Reasons You Should Pick Up Princess of Tyrone Right Now!

The Characters-- Apolline and Allard were wonderful both together and apart. Apolline was everything I love in a heroine: smart, sassy, and kickass. The relationship, how it developed, the interactions-- all aces.

The Setting-- Come on-- it's Sleeping Beauty in space. Cool gadgets paired with magical beings. All kinds of cool.

The Plot-- Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite fairy tales. If you liked Sleeping Beauty but always wanted her a bit more hero and less damsel in distress, then I think you'll really like this retelling.

The Pace-- The story moves at a good clip through its entirety. I appreciate a good pace. So many books slog a bit in the middle, but you won't find that here.

About the Author

Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway! The book seems great!

    1. The cover drew me in- the writing kept me there :)

  3. Princess of Tyrone sounds great ♡ Beautiful cover! Thank you

  4. Nice review! I'm looking forward to reading this book :) It's been added to my tbr list.

  5. I fell in love with the snow globe when I first saw the cover :)

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds amazing! I would like to read it!

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