Review #44

Title- Crown Duel

Rating– 4/5     

Genre- YA historical fiction

Trope- The “chosen one,” royalty courting

Similar Books/Comps– The Truth-Telle’s Tale, Keturah and Lord Death

Emotions-  adventurous, intrigued


Mel- strong heroine who loves her brother/father


A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war. Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate.

Best part-

The literal journey

What I’d change-

I haven’t read the sequel yet, and I need to “change” that

“Because you showed one face to all the rest of the world, and another to me.”

“One doesn’t lose a self, like a pair of gloves or a pine. We learn and change, or we harden into stone.”

Pacing- Perfect, not too fast or slow, just right

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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