[Reading] ➽ A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) ➳ Kelsey Keating – Motyourdrive.co.uk

A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) chapter 1 A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) , meaning A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) , genre A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) , book cover A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) , flies A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) , A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1) bdc26f8fde147 A Stolen Kiss An Unstable Curse One Big Mess In The MakingDerric Harver Never Expected To Amount To Anything Than The Palace Stableboy, But When Princess Maria S Curse Keeps Her From Accepting A Prince S Proposal, She Turns To Him For Help, And He Doesn T Dare RefuseWith The Help Of A Lady S Maid And A Prince, Derric And Maria Embark On A Dangerous Adventure To Find The Sorceress Who Cast The Curse Along The Way They Battle Deadly Creatures And Make New Friends All The While Struggling With The Undeniable Chemistry Between Them Reaching Their Destination Won T Be Easy, But The True Danger Peril In The Truths They Ve Fought For Years To Keep HiddenA Stolen Kiss Is The First In The Stolen Royals Series An Adventure With Magical Creatures, Dangerous Lies, And Being True To The Power Within


10 thoughts on “A Stolen Kiss (Stolen Royals #1)

  1. says:

    5.5 out of 10 This is a Disney like story about mature characters inside a fairytale ish world with fairytale ish stuff which is told from different POVs, has a few twists one is predictable, one is not and is rich with humor and wits You ll travel though magic lands with a cursed princess who s falling for a stable boy, her funny and charming betrothed prince who s in love with another girl, the stable boy with a gift for magic and forbidden love for the princess, and his sister in law who at the same time is our princess s maid and thank god isn t in love with anyone Each of them is longing for freedom, courage, friendship and happiness After all, this is a tale and they are aware of it, so everyone needs his or her happy ending Adventures in this book are too teen ish for my liking, but the characters thoughts and feelings aren t It s a bit confusing, but kinda unique too The ending is in the best cartoons traditions and you know what I d love to see A Stolen Kiss on a big screen.


  2. says:

    Received from Swanifide PublishingReceived Via NetGalley.com THE REVIEWWhy this book It seemed like a book for meWhat I thoughtThis book was wonderful This fairytale adventure was filled with likable characters, magic, magical creatures and little plot twists I liked the character development and the world building was excellent You can tell that many other fairytales inspired this like The Swan Princess etc It was a fun read from the beginning to the end, I enjoyed it immensely


  3. says:

    This was a quick cute innocent read This fairytale story was different from what I expected, I enjoy so much seeing characters grow, and this happened with every one of them Granted we didn t go that deep into their thoughts and who they are, but you learn to care for them as the book goes on The plot was interesting enough, you can guess the big reveals , I mean, it s a fairytale Anyways, it isn t an iconic book that I ll spend hours obsessing over and I probably won t think much of it in the future, but I enjoyed reading it.


  4. says:

    I received a free digital copy from the author publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.In A Stolen Kiss Maria, the princess of Opea, was cursed as a child by the sorceress Gilda Now, Maria, with the help of her maid Sarah, Sarah s brother and stableboy Derric and her betrothed Humphrey set off on a mission to find Gilda and get the curse reversed This ends up in ad adventure full of secrets to be revealed, magical creatures like centaurs and shapeshifters plus one epic showdown with an evil sorcerer.This was what it says on the tin a fluffy, fun, romantic fairytale Most of the story was fairly predictable but it was easy to read and fun while it lasted I enjoyed most of the characters who were all generally honest and good people I liked the bromance between Derric and Humphrey and the fact that Humphrey wasn t a cliche preening poncey Prince though I did vomit every time he said Mumsy but someone with a good heart and a firly good head on his shoulders I would say that the writing was certainly not the best I d ever read and the dialogue did suffer a bit from the too much being said all the time thing which ends up in it sounding very forced and unrealistic in my view Some of the rules about the magic and the curses were a bit confusing at times for me as well but I did enjoy the threads of magic Derric found and how he could use them and how they responded But for a debut novel, this was a good one and I d recommend it for anyone looking for a princess fairytale read.


  5. says:

    When I just saw this book on Netgalley, I thought that it will be really fun and amazing, but unfortunately, it wasn t To be honest, I didn t love the characters but I didn t hate them I didn t care Then, the story was kind of slow and I just wasn t interested and I didn t want to continue on with this book I am really sorry that I haven t finished, but I m sure that it will take me forever and I just don t have any interest By what I ve seen, how other people have reviewed it, I just feel bad for not liking this book.


  6. says:

    3.5 stars Review copy provided by Swanifide Publishing for an honest review.If you adored The Potion Diaries then I ve found you re next love You re welcome No, but seriously this book and The Potion Diaries share a similar writing style, and both follow friends on a magical quest plotlines The relationships and characterization is also similar, and both books deal with royalty The one major difference is that A Stolen Kiss is set in a traditional fantasy world than The Potion Diaries and I think this is where it loss some of its appeal to me The Potion Diaries is set in a modern, magical world than A Stolen Kiss so it felt unique and different to books that I ve read before A Stolen Kiss was can I say traditional again I think I ve said it already, but it followed a plotline that didn t feel nearly as unique I m avoiding the word cliched here because I didn t think it was cliched necessarily, just not that different either I think I m rambling now so moving on.I loved how fairytale like the story was It had the most whimsical of writing styles, and was fun, imaginative and easy to breeze through But it was also a little simple Okay, that s a bit harsh What I mean is that while the storyline was engaging, and even threw me a little at times with all its twists and turns, the action was never really that thrilling or gripping The baddies always got away a little too easily The convenience of Derric Daniel s magic was just that convenient The good guys were always going to win There was no urgency to the action, or doubt And I think that made the story feel a little half hearted at times I never felt the emotional pull of the quest that we could truly lose one of the characters or have something awful happen I never felt that panic, and I really wanted to The relationships in this book, like a lot of middle grade books, were also the case of insta bonding Yes, that s a word I just made up Bu what it mean is that everyone seemed to become best friends super close friends within days of meeting each other I get stressful situations and near death experiences are great bonding opportunities, but Humphrey and Daniel Derric s friendship while never feeling fake was too easy Maybe I m just a grumpy old lady at heart, but spending time with someone before declaring them your bestie, to me, is quite important And the romance suffered from this too Maria and Derric Daniel felt inevitable so I could never really get on board there romance There wasn t much chemistry or tension between them With all the being said, the story truly did amuse me I liked the characters, I cared about what happened to them I enjoyed the world, and seeing the new creatures The epilogue wasn t actually that bad, it wrapped things up well and I feel wholly satisfied I m confused at what the sequel is going to be about, but I ll be reading it anyway.


  7. says:

    On Hold for now because my kindle is doing something where all my books either are there or disappear I don t like to stop reading for a week Edit 5 26 16 I enjoyed this book and I want to thank NetGalley for graciously sharing this with me for an honest review Thank you.A peasant with brains goes on a quest with a girl in this adventure of a story They work together to help a kingdom and I really enjoyed their characteristics the characters.Take the journey and give this a try It s a nice light novel read.3.5 5 stars Lessened the stress for a big test.


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    Edit I just discovered this thing lost part of the content section frowns at Goodreads so I just added it back on Okay, I want to start my review by saying that, when I started this story, I posted an update saying I thought this might be a retelling of the Swan Princess However, now that I have both finished the book and researched Swan Princess Swan Lake I realizes this is NOT a retelling While the princess does turn into a swan every night because of a curse, this is otherwise it s own story with no parallels that I could see to the fairytale mentioned above Now that that s been clarified, I ll start my review A Stolen Kiss is a fun and cute story with both fairytale and fantasy vibes Our main characters include a palace stableboy named Derric who has to keep his true identity secret because his mother for unknown reasons cursed the princess of the land to turn into a swan every night, his adorable, spunky, half sister, Sarah, who happens to work as the princess ladies maid, the swan princess, Maria, herself, and then Prince Humphry who was supposed to have an arranged marriage with Maria and break her curse Seems simple enough, right But what happens when the curse refuses to be broken and the four of them must go on an adventure together to find the sorceress who cast the spell in the first place Well, that s just what you re going to have to read to find out This being one of those rare books I bought based solely on the cover and the synopsis, I went into it not knowing much, but was pleasantly surprised with what I found I don t want to give many details for fear that I ll ruin the surprises for others, but I ll try to touch on both positives and negatives without spoilers involved First off, the best part of this book for me was the main characters The story concept was such that we could have ended up with a stereotypical angsty YA love triangle, but thank goodness it never went there The guys became good friends and didn t fighting over the girl The girls liked and supported each other, and the heroine wasn t even confused about her feelings or unsure which guy to pick While not perfect, they were people you could actually admire and root for as heroes heroines.I liked the world the story was set in as well It was diverse, interesting, and I especially loved what the author did with Fangralee forest, particularly the culture of the centaurs who lived there You can tell that this is a world she sees vividly in her head and she did well showing it to the reader I will, however, note that if you don t like creepy critters, this book might not be for you While the story doesn t revolve around the fantasy creatures, the author does seem to enjoy inventing them and the characters ran into quite a few, some of which were quite scary, so that s something to be aware of, depending on your personal tastes.Also, the surprise twists were just Wow There were several to be had, and I did guess at one of them, but the rest took me by surprise and it was super fun and exciting to be sitting with my jaw dropped open like, whaaaaaaaaaaat XDFinally, while this story is adventure than romance, there was a little romance sprinkled on because the curse has Maria magically bound to someone else, who is then the only person who can break the curse view spoiler The reason Prince Humphry was unable to break Maria s curse, as we find out early on, is because the curse, for mysterious reasons, has her bound to Derric This is also why Derric keeps his identity a secret and goes under the name Daniel instead He knows that because his mother cursed the princess and because the curse bound the princess to Derric, Mariah and Humphrey will think he s the badguy and part of the problem if they know who he really is hide spoiler


  9. says:

    What a fun ride What I thought was going to be a light, amusing, predictable fairy tale romance turned out to be an exciting, complex, and fun coming of age story, with amusing and entertaining characters, packed full of surprises The 4 main characters are fun, interesting, diverse all experience personal growth, and all are integral to the story s charm The supporting characters are also appealing, each in his her own way I liked following Derric s coming of age story watching his rising confidence, his acceptance of his power, and his recognition of his capabilities But also Maria and Sarah grow braver, stronger, and become independent Humphrey is for me the most entertaining character He s brave, he s understanding, he s open minded, he s funny, and he s loyal All four of the main characters are heroes in my book view spoiler Maria attacks and Humphrey kills the beornach both exhibiting great bravery Maria, Humphrey, and Sarah all work together to get Derric the cure Sarah stands up to and threatens the centaurs, and later returns with Humphrey to help Derric combat his father The Great One does all kinds of great things, including taking down the evil wizard hide spoiler


  10. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pikko s House for giving me this book to review.A Stolen Kiss is a nice light YA fantasy book which has a Fairytale like plot It is fast paced, with a magical quest and a sweet romance However, it is also predictable and a bit forgettable Apart from Derric, the characters were not that interesting and felt flat Maria is a kind character who grows in independence Derric is the most interesting character as he is selfless, clever and complex and during the book grows in confidence This is an enjoyable and I am looking forward to reading the next book A Stolen Crown I would recommend A Stolen Kiss to fans of Young Adult fairytales This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst Bookwyrm


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