Book Reviews, Received for Review

ARC Review: Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
Series: The Rosewood Chronicles #1
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Length: 288 pages
Published on 2nd November 2017 by Penguin
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Connie Glynn: Twitter | Goodreads
ARC received from publisher at YALC

When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.

Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…

A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.

I picked up a copy of this at YALC because the cover is so pretty.

After reading the synopsis I was fairly sure I’d find it interesting too.

However, that really wasn’t the case.

One of the reasons I wanted to keep reading is because I heard things lead up to a f/f relationship which we all need in our lives tbh.

However, the writing? Was questionable.

I mean, I’m definitely no writer but to me this felt like it would be a lot more successful with a few more rounds of editing.

You know when you’re a kid or a teen and you have this elaborate fantasy dream all figured out? And then you maybe have a go at writing but it lacks fluidity and destination? That is kind of how this felt.

I guess what I’m trying to say is it felt childish and clunky.

Soo yeah… I ended up DNFing this book as I was really struggling to enjoy or focus on it.

1 star / 5 stars

11 thoughts on “ARC Review: Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn”

  1. Ah sorry to hear you didn’t like it! I was interested to read it because I watch the author’s youtube videos but after all the negative reviews I’ve heard I’m pretty sure she’s better at videos then writing! But all the agree f/f romance between princess in middle grade is all we need in our lives tbh. I hope you enjoy your next readt waaaay more ❤!

  2. Such a shame you didn’t like this and the writing isn’t refined, as it sounds so damn cute! I get major Selection vibes from the cover, even though it’s nothing like it haha, so was kind of hoping it would be another cutesy read I’d end up loving. Hopefully you find and enjoy another fantasy that leads to a f/f romance!

  3. I agree the writing really isn’t amazing but I’ve actually been liking the book fine :’D It’s one of those books that require literally zero brain activity to keep track of what’s going on lol

  4. I am sorry this book was so… disappointing! The cover is amazing and the blurb is interesting, so I was really hoping to read a good review.. oh well, there are so many good books around that my wishlist really needn’t a new addiction, so… that’s good nonetheless, but it’s a shame. I hope your next reading would be way better! :)

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