Thank you NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

My Rating:

⭐⭐⭐

Book Publish Date: August 30, 2022, Pre-Order Here

The description of The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen really intrigued me. The idea of the secret princess who is essentially the stunt double for the future queen? Never heard of this story line and it pulled me in from the beginning.

In the end, it didn’t deliver what I thought it would.

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Format: EBook

Pages: 448

Genre: Fantasy

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Let me preface by saying that this wasn’t a bad book. I loved the world, the beginning of the plot and the magic system. It really sucked you in, in the beginning of the book. Super epic prologue and everything. I was so excited until Meren (our main character) gets kidnapped and it just completely does a 180 on the direction of the story.

The current queen died which forced the eldest sister to ascend the throne. Through tradition, the younger twin sister Meren pretends to be her. It was a way to protect the royal bloodline. But while impersonating her, Meren gets kidnapped because the kidnapper thought she was the queen.

Then it seems that the plot just changed direction and I felt that the reason I went into this no longer was there.

A lot of action scenes in the woods of them fighting to save themselves from monsters that to me just didn’t make sense in the plot. Meren, when she got kidnapped, didn’t really show much resistance. The plot really slowed down and you don’t really see her back at the kingdom.

I really wanted to love this book because the beginning delivered a powerful punch. I wanted more of what was happening in the actual castle and Meren interacting with her sister.

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