Review: Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lottie has wanted nothing more since she was a child than to attend Rosewood High. Rosewood is a prestigious high school usually attended by princes, princesses and other children from influential families. When she manages to work her way to a scholarship at the school, Lottie has no that her life is going to change forever

I am an active reader of YA novels, but honestly while reading the first few chapters I did have a moment where I felt like this book really was aimed at younger children/teens and I felt too old to be reading it. However, that changed as I got further through the book. It starts off all teen-sy and young but develops into characters that have to be much older than they actually are. We follow Lottie, at 14 years old, starting at a prestigious high school and finding out she is sharing a room with an actual princess. At the beginning, Lottie is young, naive and seemingly not cut out for life at Rosewood High yet by the end she seems to have aged beyond her years (even though she hasn’t actually gotten any older). Enter Jamie, the new boy. You know the type, good looking, good at everything they do – but is he really just a normal student. Lottie intends to find out.

Whilst I did have reservations about this book, I did love it by the end and would love to be able to read the second book when it is released.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reading copy

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Review: Tunnels of Blood (The Saga of Darren Shan, #3)

Tunnels of Blood (The Saga of Darren Shan, #3)Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mr Crepsley and Darren are back again in more adventures as a vampire and his assistant. This time, Mr C is contacted by an old friend, who also happens to be a vampire general. Taking Darren and Evra with him, Mr C leaves the Cirque Du Freak on a mission.

As with the other two books, the writing in this one is simplistic and normally I would say that it was too childlike for me to be able to read it, however, with this series it works. It makes the books a quick and easy read for all ages.
I am really enjoying the series so far, but this book is my least favourite up to now.

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