A Delightful Fantasy Inspired by the Princess Bride! | Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

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Sarah Henning had me at the synopsis, the stunning Charlie Bowater (!!) cover art and the fact that The Princess Will Save You was inspired by The Princess Bride. (Also, because it's written by Sarah Henning but I figured that didn't have to be said. It's kind of unspoken, right?)







The Princess Will Save You
by Sarah Henning

A PRINCESS
A STABLE BOY
A QUEST

When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown—and possibly her life. And to force her hand, her beloved, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped.

But Amarande was raised to be a warrior, not a sacrifice.

And nothing will stop her from saving her true love and rescuing her kingdom.

The acclaimed author of Sea Witch turns the classic damsel-in-distress tale on its head with this story of adventure, identity, and love.
 

The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning 
Rating: ★★★★ 
 
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.    

Boy, you guys are in for a treat. This book was fantastic! And, because the blog tour for The Princess Will Save You has been officially cancelled, my review is going up a smidge earlier than it would have to correlate with my tour stop. Which is bittersweet, for obvious reasons, but also means I can babble on at you all over this gem a few weeks before I would have originally.

We all know how much I love to babble. This is me selfishly looking for a reason to babble and trying to find a bright side to all that is happening in the world.

That being said... holy smokes, I'm in love with this cover and this novel's atmosphere. Once again, I have found myself completely immersed in Sarah Henning's prose and world-building. (I always say I will read more by her. This is a reminder.) But, honestly, I would gladly get lost in Henning's worlds because they are just so easy to slip into and almost always captivate me from the very start.

It is the perfect example of 'familiar but somehow brand new' and audience's will instantly be smitten with this story. The Princess Will Save You is everything you could want out of a young adult fantasy and proves to be compulsively readable; highly addicting.

The first thing you should know about this The Princess Bride retelling is that it's less of a retelling and more of an inspired-by type of situation. The Princess Will Save You is undeniably its own story, but reader's will be quick to see nods to the other. The roles are, essentially, reversed, and it's all so charming and highly paced I found it impossible to put down The Princess Will Save You.

Whether you are looking for something swoon-worthy or action-packed, Sarah Henning's writing is here to embrace you and fulfill your need for escapism. The Princess Will Save You is well worth the read, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats with intrigue.


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