Audience: YA, touch of language, some violence/abuse, a love scene, kissing scenes
Length: 384 pages
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Random House Books
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
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I didn’t finish reading this book satisfied. The concept wasn’t as accomplished as it could’ve been. Or maybe I didn’t find it interesting that Danica was a drug Queen to everyone she knows [without them knowing].
The story played out the same as most. Evil King caught in a bind, a nobody girl who rises in power and a third-party guy who she’s actually in to.
I did find it unique and strange that this group of people live in the palace, Versailles, like it’s the norm. That’s an odd thing to happen, but what if it did happen? This was probably the part I liked best.
The conclusion was seen from a mile away and I found it hard to like most of the characters. Everyone is very self-involved and I was missing the empathy and compassion from a full-fledged personality.
A young adult book, with occasional “adult” phrasing (lots of mentions of breasts and decolletage). One love scene — vaguely detailed — and a few kiss scenes here and there.