Published by Createspace Independent Pub on December 21st 2015
Series: Demon Kingdom Fairy Tales #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
With her father gone and her brother missing, Demon Princess Adriana has to assume the throne, temporarily becoming the Demon King. The procession is underway, and the princess is nervous yet determined …
until the unthinkable happens and she is summoned! Somehow, Aldric, a mage-in-training has summoned the princess into the human kingdom.
Now trapped, Adriana must hide her identity and escape before she loses her life in the hands of her mortal enemies.
Demon Princess is a young adult fantasy/ paranormal mash up and is the first in the Demon Kingdom Fairy Tales series by Kassandra Lynn. I am such a sucker for fantasy and paranormal story that deal with royalty in some way. I just love a royal family (they normally have some awesome drama.) and I also can’t resist some good ole magic in a castle. So when I saw Demon Princess had not only paranormal royalty, but also the magic of a promising fantasy element, and a gorgeous cover, I knew I couldn’t pass this one up. And while I found it to be a little on the short side, I thought this was a promising start to what seems to be a cool series. I can’t wait for the next book.
Demon Princess has a really great cast of characters. In fact, they were my favorite part of the story. I thought Adrianna (the main character), Keldrin, Xander and Razen all added something unique to the story and I appreciated that they each had a very distinct personality. Demon Princess will appeal to character driven readers. I found the world building and plot to be good as well, but because the story is rather short, there are still things I want answers, and still areas of the story that I am hoping are more fully developed and explored in the installments of the series to come.
This was a story that built for me. I had a bit of a hard time becoming invested and I had to put this book down a few times, but once I got about 20% into the story, I found myself becoming more and more intrigued by the book. It is one that gets better as it goes on, in my opinion. And the romance is one of those star crossed/forbidden love tropes, which I always enjoy. I can’t wait to see more on the romance front in the next book.
Bottom line: if you are a fan of fantasy and paranormal stories featuring demons, magic and a forbidden love, Demon Princess is a quick read that I think you will enjoy. The series is one that I am going to keep my eye on.