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A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot.see full description
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Princess Tianna knows that it’s her duty to choose the right husband and gain powerful alliances for her failing planet. Yet, she has always dreamed of marrying for love, and feels like there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship and runs away, only to discover that her get-away ship is already inhabited.
All Sinter wanted was to “borrow” a few parts to fix his ship so he could find the hidden treasure his mother told him about. Okay so maybe liberating the parts from a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a run-away princess!
Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and would-be thief uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever in this gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.
“But when do we get to meet all the princes?” Shania asked. “I’ve heard eight are already here. The palace is turning into a wonderfully well-stocked man depot.”
“You speak as if they’re something to eat,” Advisor Winchell reprimanded.
“If you’re so thrilled with the prospect of marrying a complete stranger,” Tianna said from the pedestal, as her android Marta quietly worked on the side seam of her wedding gown. “Why don’t you get up here and take my… Ouch!” Tianna jumped to the side as if shocked. A pin was sticking out of her side.
Marta continued to poke the needle in and out of the fabric, more roughly. There was a tear in the dress, a red spot appeared. Shania screamed.
Advisor Winchell pressed a button on the top of her ivory cane. “Droid emergency! Princess Tianna’s chamber!”
Tianna pulled away, tripping off the pedestal. “Sewing is my passion… my passion.” Marta’s voice became static as she clawed for the hem of the gown. Tianna stared, amazed—then she remembered to scream.
Stumbling out of the gown, Tianna made her way across the room, then grabbed the satchel she’d hidden behind a chair. While everyone was watching Marta she quietly slipped out the side door and into the servants’ corridor.
“This story had EVERYTHING! Smart, sassy, swoony, and suspenseful… I’m in love! sigh” —RBishop
“LOVED this. It's like Star Wars meets Cinderella meets the pirates Treasure Island.” —Chelsea Mason
“I really liked how unique the Cinderella twist was in this book! Really cool. Great writing and lovely main characters. Especially the brave Tianna!” —Eliza Rosewood
“I LOVED THIS!!!! 5 hearts all the way!!! Great balance of action with romance with mystery. I loved the humor as well, even when things were intense the author managed to slip in a laugh or two.” —ReadsALot
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