Published by Tor Teen on July 7, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy & Magic
Source: eARC from Publisher
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.
The Princess Will Save You is a young adult fantasy romance by Sarah Henning. The Princess Will Save You is based on a gender swapping re-imagining of The Princess Bride, which is an absolutely fantastic and classic movie. If you have not yet watched The Princess Bride, you need to watch it immediately. Knowing it was a re-imagining of one of my favorite movies growing up was all I needed to know to get instantly super pumped for The Princess Will Save you. And I knew I was right to be excited- I loved this book!
In The Princess Will Save You, we meet our main character Princess Amarande, who sets off to save her true love- Luca. I don’t even know how to adequately convey how much and how deeply I loved Amarande. She is everything I want in a main character, fierce loyal and has a mind of her own. She is awesome! She is not afraid to take charge. And while there is an epic rescue quest plotline, throughout the book there is plenty of scheming, secrets and new twists and turns that unfold. I can’t wait to see how some of them get resolved in the next book. I love that Sarah Henning was able to thoroughly surprise me with some of the events.
While you might think it is inconceivable that this book would live up to the movie, it totally does. It has all the elements that fans of the movie will love- great swords man ship and fighting scenes, a sweeping romantic love, and fiercely brave characters. However; the book still manages to be it’s own story. This is not just a regurgitation of The Princess Bride, and I loved that Sarah Henning made the tale her own. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next in this duology. I do know one thing though, I am sure it will be over too soon. I loved this book, and while I am ready for more, I am not ready for this story to end. The Princess Will Save You will be a book that I re-read several times over. I loved this fantasy romance, and I think you will too (whether or not you have watched the movie.) This was an awesome story!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2020