Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt
***There will be minor spoilers for those of you who HAVE NOT read the first book Paper Princess. If you HAVE read PP, then this review should be spoiler free of Broken Prince spoilers. You were warned.***
“He told me to stay away. He told me I didn’t belong. If only I’d listened to him.”
OMG. Erin Watt you lovely ladies!! You outdid yourselves.
This was an amazing follow up to Paper Princess and I loved it!! I couldn’t ask for a better sequel to book one.
Basically I have so many feelings about this book I need to express them in gifs. So this is gonna be a giftastic review. Here we go!
When the arc hit my kindle:
Me after reading this book:
Let’s start from the beginning, or I should say the end of book one. Ella has left the Royal household heartbroken and alone. The Royal family desperately wants to find her as she is the missing piece of the puzzle that held their dysfunctional family together. Reed has a past he needs to explain to Ella and he needs to make amends for wrongdoings.
That’s all I will say about the plot, really. What I can say is, I LOVED THIS BOOK! Paper Princess is already one of my favorite books of 2016 and I am so happy that Broken Prince was just as amazing, it lived up to all of my expectations and more.
“My instincts had screamed at me that she was trouble. My instincts were wrong. She wasn’t trouble. I was. Still am. Reed, the destroyer.”
These characters, they are what make the book so special. Flawed, raw, and maladjusted they may be, but they stick to your heart with an iron grip and do not let go. My favorite character? Easton! Is that really a surprise? This bad boy steals the show in any scene he is present in and I love how the authors continue to peel back the layers and show who he is beneath his tough exterior.
“Whatever girl takes on Easton is going to have to hold a whip in one hand and a pistol in the other.”
I also adore Ella as a heroine. She’s such a good person through and through. She defends the weak and stands by her friends when they need her. With all the craziness going on with some of the side characters, I can honestly say I personally would have tried to blend into the shadows. Instead Ella faced those who bullied and fought them head on. She’s an admirable girl, and an amazing heroine for us to read about.
“Ella Harper doesn’t forget. Ever.”
Delicious angst is present in this book as well, intricately woven into the story without being overwhelming. And this book was FUNNY. There were several moments where I laughed out loud and then was so glad I wasn’t reading in public and no one could see. There were also so many plot twists and turns, this book will keep you guessing! Never a dull moment in the life of a Royal.
There are some characters in this book, I really hope they get what’s coming to them in Twisted Palace.
There were some plot points I had guess at timidly, but I didn’t see that ending coming at all. When is Twisted Palace coming out?????? I cannot wait!!!!!
Overall I think fans of the first book will love this second installment. It’s a book I was unable to put down and I never wanted to leave the Royal world. And if you haven’t read Paper Princess yet, what are you waiting for????? Get it and start reading now!!!
“She’s the best thing to happen to the Royals I a long time.”
ARC kindly provided by authors in exchange for an honest review