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Review: Claiming The Prince: Book One – Cora Avery

Magda needs a Prince to survive, but can she survive the Princes?

After seven years exiled in the human world, Magda is thrust back into the Pixie Lands, caught up in a deadly competition. At stake, the right to rule her family’s province and a shot at the Crown. But to have any hope of succeeding, she’ll need a Prince at her side.

Rare as Princes are, she manages to find three. One is worthless. One makes her promise not to claim him. And the other inspires the worst of conflicting feelings: lust and loathing.

In a land of deadly magic, dueling prophecies, and cold-blooded politics, Magda will have to do whatever it takes to survive and help her friends, even if it means bargaining with a witch whose power once threatened the gods.

She’s not looking for a happily ever after. She’s no princess. She’s a Pixie Rae. And this isn’t your grandmother’s fairy tale.

Honestly, when I started reading the book I wasn’t expecting much because of the title.. But this book blew me away. The characters and cut throat politics and the story was very captivating. I kept flipping the pages into the night to finish this book… And I don’t regret the lack of sleep. The book started off slow and the opening chapter wasn’t very clear in the beginning but by the time I got to the second chapter, I was hooked.. The story was engaging and fast paced and I absolutely enjoyed it.

Magda is a Pixie Rae living in exile in the human world and enjoying her freedom from the Pixie Lands and its deadly politics but she is dragged back into that world again when a soldier finds her to pledge his loyalty to her after the death of the Radiant and she is thrust into the competition to be the next Radiant. Although she is reluctant at first she agrees to compete.. Magdalene is a very well thought out character and the author captures us into her world so effectively… You can see her conflicting emotions and her denial even when the truth is staring at her and she is so relatable… I loved Magda and how well the author Avery has described her and weaved all the characters into the story.

And the Princes… well I’ll leave out Riker as he isn’t around in the story much. The Prince Kaelen though is one conflicted guy and you can see how much he struggles in the story and how the relationship between Magda and Kaelen develops with a lot of reluctance on both sides and then there is Endreas… the Prince who just infuriates Magda but creates conflicting emotions in her… I usually don’t get very easily drawn into love triangles usually because the female character is just useless and whines a lot in most stories… but this one…. I can’t even begin to say how much I loved this story. The author Avery has managed to write an engaging story by striking a beautiful balance between the action and politics side of the story with the emotional storyline of the characters…

I’m rating this a full five stars because it was an amazing story. And I will be recommending this to everyone while I look for its sequels and add Avery to my list of favourite authors.



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