So we have made it to another Friday, and can you believe this is the last day of May? Where has this year gone already? I decided to finish this weeks reviews up with a lighthearted, action packed adventure! Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn, will have you laughing out loud, and staying up late at night to finish this amazing action packed story!
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Sneaking out of the palace wasn’t one of Aniri’s best ideas. But she’s the Third Daughter of the Queen of Dharia—zero responsibilities and zero royal duties. She’s just the backup daughter, in case her older sisters’ arranged marriages—to take the crown or broker an alliance—don’t quite work out. But once Aniri reaches her 18th birthday, she’ll be truly free… and then she can marry the charming fencing instructor she meets for fevered kisses in the forest.
But then the impossible happens—a marriage proposal. From a barbarian prince in the north, no less. And if Aniri refuses, the threat of their new flying weapon might bring war.
So she agrees to the young prince’s proposal, but only as a subterfuge to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she doesn’t love. But once she arrives in the sweeping mountains of the north, she discovers the prince has his own secrets… and saving her country may end up breaking her heart.
This Bollywood-style royal romance takes you to an alternate East Indian world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue.
THIRD DAUGHTER is the first book in the Royals of Dharia trilogy.”
When I first picked up this book, I was looking for adventure with a steampunk flare, and man did this book deliver. Susan takes the reader into a new Bollywood universe, where ships fly, people are not who they seem to be, betrayal is around every corner, and love is found in the most unexpected places. This book will have you guessing what will happen until the very end, and when you get to the twist at the end you will never see it coming. The author makes the reader part of the story, and her strong characterization in Aniri, will have you wishing she was a real person. If you like action, adventure, steampunk, strong female characters, and unexpected romance than this book is for you.
Go on a flying adventure in a steam airship my fellow adventurers!