With both her parents dead, fairy princess Elsie has been locked up in the castle since she was ten years old •
Now she’s sixteen she’s been given her freedom to leave the kingdom and marry a man she’s never met.
But on the journey across the seas she finds out about the horror and abuse her step parents are inflicting on the fairy kingdom. She decides to forgo her freedom so she can save the kingdom she once called home.
Her return sparks a rebellion, an uprising, a battle like the kingdom has never seen before.
★ Will Elsie defeat her evil step parents and reign triumphant or die trying? ★
On Elsie’s 16th birthday, she is finally released from her captivity at the castle. She is being sent for a political marriage overseas to a prince she has never met. She has not been allowed outside of her room for years, and the only person she has in her life is her handmaid, Meg, who was locked up with her.
But on her way to meet her future husband, Elsie learns the truth about what has been happening within the kingdom at the hands of her step parents, and she realizes that her homeland & people need saving from the atrocities being enacted upon them. And so she returns to her homeland, determined to find a way to help free her people.
I enjoyed this one. This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I’m pleased to say it won’t be the last. Throughout the book, the main character Elsie seemed a bit too trusting of the new people she’s meeting. Being locked up in a castle for so many years, she doesn’t actually have any experience in the real world. It was enjoyable being able to experience this innocent young girl find her way in the world, learning to defend herself, and growing into the queen she wants to become. I think this is a story that will be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys reading twisted fairy tales and other young adult fantasy stories.