I’ve heard so many fantastic things about Kelley Armstrong but have never had the time to check out any of her books, I was so happy to see this available on Netgalley and I was not disappointed at all.
First of all, the cover art is so cute and such a joy to see! It’s so rare to see a fantasy novel where the main character is a person of color especially a young black girl so that is a delight.
Reading this I was instantly engrossed. Meet Princess Rowan, she’s courageous, stubborn, and a hardcore 12 year old. She is next in line to the throne but after the untimely death of her monster slaying aunt she finds herself as the successor as the royal monster. BUT and of course there’s always a but, that’s only possible if she kills the dreaded gryphon that plagues her kingdom and killed both her father and aunt. She’s on a quest! And she of course meets all kinds of danger along the way but she also befriends both monsters and humans alike.
I cannot rave about this book enough. It was so sweet and enjoyable and I was on pins and needles the entire time. The characters were hilarious and the creatures seemed sweet and scary. Kelly Armstrong usually writes more adult fiction novels but she’s also seemed to find her niche in middle grade and it’s fantastic
Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 5/5!!!
Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Puffin Canada