Series: The Royals #3
Published by Self-Published on October 17th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
The hotly anticipated conclusion to the Royals series begun in the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Paper Princess and Broken Prince.
These Royals will ruin you…
From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.
Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.
No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.
With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.
Twisted Palace is the highly anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Royals series. To say that fans have been anxious to get their grabby little hands on this book is a huge understatement.
In addition to the stellar writing and fascinating characters, one of the trademarks of the first two novels (Paper Princess and Broken Prince) is the angst filled nature of the storyline. Each heart pounding, addictive chapter increasingly helps propel the plot towards jaw dropping twists at the end of both previous books. Twisted Palace is unexpectedly missing that anxiety driven feeling I’ve come to crave.
The stakes are as high as they can possibly be in this book, and Reed and Ella face a frightening and uncertain future. After a strong start, however, the plot grows stagnant despite the mystery. There’s a lot of repetitive talk without anyone actually doing anything.
Ella has always been this fiery force to be reckoned with. In this book her character devolves into a fearful, whiny, tearful teenager. At times I barely recognized her. However, there are moments when she shows her spunk and resourcefulness, and I greedily sucked them up.
Eventually, the plot thickens in a big way, and suddenly it becomes a fast-paced, intricate story. The last quarter of the book is particularly absorbing.
All the key players are back, along with one annoying addition, and the relationships continue to strengthen. It’s the love and faithfulness between the Royals that really carry this book. Of course, I couldn’t get enough of the intense attraction between Reed and Ella. Easton has earned a place of honor in my heart, and rumor has it that he will get his own standalone book.
I’m sure it’s difficult to live up to the extremely high expectations of rabid fans. I think Erin Watt does an admirable job of wrapping up the loose ends in Twisted Palace with an intriguing story that left me feeling satisfied.
The Royals trilogy as a whole is entirely captivating and one of the best Young Adult(ish) series I’ve read in a long time.
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
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