Published by 48fourteen on October 3rd 2014
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Dainy doesn't know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward! Though at odds, three clashing rivals - including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake - voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart. Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.
It’s been revealed that the Duchess of Jordania once thought to be assassinated is really alive. Her uncle starts a quest to look for her the prize being fifty pounds of gold and her hand in marriage. Dainy does not know she is the duchess until the three men on the quest come to find her. She goes back with them as each competes for her heart amongst the spies and assassins that seek to kill them. Will they make it back alive? Which adventurer will the Duchess give her heart to?
In an Oyster Shell – A well-written fantasy that I recommend.
The Pearls – The concept was interesting. A long lost royal that escaped assassination. A quest to find her and bring her back. It’s all about the adventure and it was engaging.
The romance kept you on your toes. There were two people trying to win the Duchesse’s heart. It was an interesting push and pull. The end result is surprising.
The setting was enticing. It was all through the fantasy world. It was well established. There were multiple POV’s that were handled well.
The Sand – It was a well-written book.