Review: Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Undercover Princess | Connie Glynn | Published November 2nd, 2017
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Undercover Princess combines royalty, a boarding school setting, puzzles and mysteries and creates something really fun.

Lottie and Ellie are polar opposites but quickly bond and become inseparable when some school gossip gets out of hand and they find a solution that works for both of them. I liked their friendship and the overall focus that was placed on female friendships throughout the book. Whilst there is a little romance (including LGBT), I liked that friendship was at the forefront and how it’s important to be a good friend.

Unfortunately I also had a few problems with the book. There are a lot of the usual YA cliches and the writing isn’t perfect. The world-building is lacking in some places and there are elements that aren’t fully explained at all. It is a contemporary book but there are a few “magical” instances that aren’t properly developed or explained.

Is it perfect? No. But if you can look past the cliches and the flaws, there is a warm and charming story to be found here.

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1 comment:

  1. That first line makes me actually want the book! Who doesn’t love royalty and boarding school settings? Am I right? Maybe with the next books Connie’s writing will improve? As heard will be a trilogy. I will still probably give it a go because think Connie is adorable.