Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review: The Scarecrow King by Jill Myles

Publication Date: Sept 22nd 2013
Pages: 212
Source: Purchased
Princess Rinda of Balinore knows of only one way to get her cold father’s attention – to be an obnoxious, spoiled princess. When she finds out that the king plan to marrying her off to a far-flung nobleman, she puts on her best bratty show in front of the entire court. But Rinda’s plan backfires, and she soon finds herself married to the most ineligible man ever. Her new husband is monastery raised, poor as dirt, and a traveling minstrel.

A very, very bad traveling minstrel.

But Alek isn’t what he seems like on the surface, and neither is Rinda. She won’t take this marriage lying down, and schemes to find herself a new husband – a king. But as she and Alek travel together, they learn that not only are appearances deceiving, but goals can change in the blink of an eye, and love can get in the way of the strongest plans…

The Scarecrow King is a romantic retelling of the King Thrushbeard fairy tale.

I picked this book up out of the blue. I knew nothing about the author. The only thing I knew was that this is a fairy tale retelling of the King Thrushbeard. However I haven't read The King Thrushbeard so technically I had no idea what the story was really about except what the synopsis told us. Since I knew nothing, I went in with no expectation. And oh my, once I started I couldn't put the book down. It's one of those books that you keep saying 'just one more chapter' and you stay up all night reading it.

The story is so engaging, I was hooked right away. Princess Rinda will make you laugh and Alek will melt your heart. It's a quick read but it's enough to make your heart flutter. I'm completely satisfied with the ending and even after finishing The Scarecrow King the smile is still there on my face. I don't want to go into the details about the characters or the plot because it'll ruin the story. So I'll stop here.

Anyway, I loved this book so much and really like Jill Myles's writing. So I'll check out her other books because I can't have enough of her beautiful writing. So if you like fairy tale retelling or just in the mood for a fun and light romance, then check this book out =)

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