Published by Amazon.com Services LLC on January 5, 2021
Series: The Fate of Crowns #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Paperback from Author
With my brother's death came the crown and all the trappings that accompany it. Now, my father--the most dangerous man in Magaelor--seeks to control my future.
But fate has other plans.
Thrown into mer-filled waters, I'm dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. Surrounded by those who murdered my brother and wished my entire family dead, I must find my way back to my kingdom. There, a marriage between myself and the dark fae prince could bring peace to a century's old division between the fae and sorcerers.
But dark revelations and deadly lies threaten to destroy my destiny. I must make the choice between my duty, family, and heart before it's too late.Will I allow myself to become the Queen of everything? Or be reduced to a cautionary tale as the princess of nothing?
The Fate of Crowns is a YA epic fantasy adventure about a sheltered princess who travels between magical kingdoms, discovering a world different to what she'd believed.
Get book one now. The anticipated sequel, The Princess of Nothing, releases February 2nd 2021.
The Fate of Crowns is the first book in the young adult fantasy series called The Fate of Crowns by Rebecca L. Garcia. The cool thing about this series is that all of the books are going to be releasing very closely together. So if you read and love The Fate of Crowns, book two the Princess of Nothing is going to be releasing in just a few weeks in early February! I love that idea, but I am sure it takes a ton of pre-planning and pre-writing on the authors part. The Fate of Crowns series is also available to read for free with kindle unlimited! I enjoyed The Fate of Crowns. I thought it was an interesting fantasy world coupled with an interesting plot with cool magic. I did have a few issues with the pacing of book and the level of detail and character development, but I am hoping that those things work themselves out in the next book. Overall this was a decent first book and the series has the potential to be really good. I can’t wait to read the second book so I can find out more about what is happening because I am interesting in continuing this plot.
In The fate of Crowns, we meet our main character, Winter who is the princess of Magaelor. I like Winter but I didn’t love her. I think that I may come to love her over the course of the next few books as I get to know her better. I don’t feel like I really got to know very much about her because so much was happening plot wise in this book that I felt like she was stuck in constant reaction mode because she had to deal with so many new things all at once. I am really hoping that in The Princess of Nothing we get to do a deeper dive and get to know Winter. She comes off as a little naive and too trusting in this book (and yes, I know she hates that word…but she needs to prove to me that she’s not and then I’ll stop using it)
This book is very plot heavy, and I was really interested in the plot but I felt like a lot was packed into these 300 pages. Winter goes back and forth between three of the rival kingdoms in the land several times in the course of the novel. I felt like I had whiplash while reading. I am super intrigued by the magical objects that were mentioned and I can’t wait to see how they are all going to play into the series, and I am also really intrigued by Winter’s betrothed Blaise. Blaise and Winter’s friend- Morgana were my two favorite characters and I can’t wait to learn more about both of them.
Overall, this was a god start to an interesting fantasy series. I didn’t love the pacing of the book because I felt like too much was going on and we didn’t really get to know any of the characters or their motivations. I am hoping now that we know the lay of the land that we will get to slow down a bit in the next book and see some deeper level character development in the story. I am interested in the series and I am and for sure going to continue on reading because I think it has a ton of potential. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next.