Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn't flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.
All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love's kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming-but he's not hers to have. He's betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.
A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!
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An otherworldly Sleeping Beauty tale. Uttering Charming!!
About: Princess of Tyrone is a fiction novel written by Katie Hamstead. It was published on 3/31/16 by Curiosity Quills Press. The genres are fantasy, science fiction, romance, fairy tales, retellings, and young adult. This is book 1 in the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles and book 2 is expected to be published on 3/14/17 called Myths of Mish. Please see below for more info about the author. My Experience: I started reading Princess of Tyrone on 1/23/17 and finished it on 1/25/17. This book is an awesome read! It captures me right from the beginning and I just couldn’t put it down. I abandon work and sleep just so I can have extra time to read this book! The characters are amazing and the plot flows smoothly. The writing is easy to read and very captivating. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would highly recommend it to everyone. This book is under hyped and underrated and it shouldn’t be. It will definitely be in the list of my favorite reads of 2017 for sure! In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Apolline, a yuckah huntress of planet Mish. She lives in the outer perimeter with 3 fairies. She grows up thinking she’s an orphan and accepts her life as is in a small town with drunks and pirates. Everyday the fairies tells her tales about Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. She loves hearing these fairytales. In another point of view, is Prince Allard. The media doesn’t know how he looks like because of an incident that happened when he was younger. His future has already been carved out for him. He knows that he is to rescue a princess by giving her a true love’s kiss to save her from the sorcerer’s curse. He doesn’t know how the princess looks like or what her personalities is because she has been in hiding for her safety from the sorcerer. In this story, the retelling takes place in the galaxy with different planets. Prince Allard lives in planet Oran. Cinderella and her husband known as Queen Cytheria and King Hernan lives in planet Tyrone. The sorcerer Bryanna/Bree lives in Mahkba, a sunless lightless planet. The twists and turns in this book is fun to read. I like the cleverness of Ashlan, one of the 3 fairies that helped raise Apolline. I like Apolline’s spunk, witty, clever, brave, and independent personality. Reading about her was so much fun. I also like Prince Allard. His reaction to Apolline’s use of guns is funny. I also like his friends Beau and Nathaniel. The scene in planet of Latveydos with the ogres is so fun to read. Beau’s reactions to Apolline is priceless! I find myself re-reading paragraphs as I read this book because this book is that good! I like it when supporting characters make an impression in the book. The main characters are likable too so it makes this book a total package. I really can’t wait to read book 2 of this series. This book does pull a few tears from me but it was happy tears. The only slight thing I didn’t like from this book are the names. They are so unique that either I can’t pronounce or I can’t remember. I only grasp onto their names as I reach the last few chapters of the book. I’m not a big fan of strange names. This hardly plays a big role so I will definitely be re-reading this book again in the future. ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author, Katie Hamstead, for inviting me to read in an exchanged for an honest review. xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com
So I made a mistake. The mistake wasn’t reading this book, because this book was anything but a mistake. The mistake was starting this book at midnight and staying up until three in the morning to finish it, during finals week. Yes, I am full of bad choices during finals week. Every time I would look at the clock and notice it getting later, but I just couldn’t put this book down, it was so good. Princess of Tyrone was what I needed in my life. I was in the mood for a princess book and sure did I get one. Well, not quite, but still, it had everything I was looking for and more. The plot was very fast-paced and I couldn’t stop myself from continuing to read, if you couldn’t tell by my staying up until all hours of the night reading. I was never bored, sure there were times when I wanted it to speed up a little and to stop keeping me in suspense, but other than that, I loved all the aspects of this book. Apolline is such a badass. She lives out in the words with her three fairy protectors (who she calls her aunts) and instead of just sitting around doing nothing, she learned to hunt and make herself useful. She is a strong independent women who don’t need no man and she was absolutely great. She never backed down, was stubborn as hell, and could protect herself if need be. She was also sweet, kind, and intelligent, but she didn’t show it off. I want to either be Apolline or have a friend like her in my life. Allard is a little deceiver. All he wanted was a normal friend and he found that in Apolline, sure he was betrothed, but he never betrayed his vow with her. He just wanted to talk to someone who didn’t know about his title and that was Apolline. He was strong, kind, intelligent, and all those other things that a prince should be, but he didn’t act like a stuck up royal. He was very down to earth and charming as hell. I loved reading from his point of view. Okay, this book is freaking great. If you don’t have a thing for New Adult, I would try this one out. It’s not your typical new adult book. The only thing really new adult about it is the fact that the characters are in their twenties. Other than that, it’s pretty close to a YA. Go pick this one up as soon as possible, you won’t regret it.
The names may be changed to protect the innocent but this is a re-telling of sleeping beauty. I want to warn you of that upfront because if you are expecting the “story” but uniquely different characters then you will dissatisfied. So you now know the premise in its entirety. So what makes this story worth reading? The setting is very creative. It is set in a unique solar system with space pirates, hovercrafts, and laser guns, oh my! So that is actually pretty neat for sci-fi fans like myself. The main character Appoline is raised by her three fairy aunts and actually becomes quite a skilled hunter who has no idea of her real identity. The story is written in first person from Appoline’s point of view but then alternates to third person so that we can learn what is going on with the other characters and their motivation. I liked that we got to know Appoline’s backstory, who she is, what she was good at, her cleverness. It made for great character depth. Due to her upbringing she understands the value of hard work, danger and how to take care of herself. There is a scene with Ogres that is comical and you will love it. A princess that can handle a gun as well as any man—who does not love the idea of a gun toting princess?? Allard, the Prince of Oran, is wonderful as well. I love that we get to be apart of his inner struggles as he tries to convince himself of his “innocence” in regards to his motives for spending time with Appoline, after all he is betrothed and he has no idea of Appoline’s true identity…the cad. His intentions are pure, so I cannot fault him too much. He is charming, witty, and not like what you would expect from a prince but what you want every prince to be. If you also love most fairytales, then this story will not disappoint. There are a variety of well-known fairytales referenced in this book but they are from the point of view of the fairy that was involved, an insider view. Love that! Also, this story is written in a way that includes the children of the original story tale characters and they are nicely done. Not only are they a pleasant element there is a connection between the families that promises more in the following chronicles. Nice! The supporting characters do weave their way into your heart. We get some backstory on them and it is enough to make them endearing. The villain in this story is twisted and corrupted but you get to see that there is a struggle going on inside. She is like a hurting wild animal and her choices reflect that but you get the feeling that there is redemption if she would only have the courage to take that step. The ending of this story is different than what you would expect, knowing the original story. I liked it. When Allard discovers who Appoline really is…well it is written wonderfully. Do not expect some kind of epic battle; it is more a battle of wits for Allard. He needs to truly see what tools are available to him in his circumstance, and then have to courage to pursue his path. I thought that this story took the original one-dimensional plot and made it three-dimensional. The Author really fleshed out the characters for me and added realism to the mix. I am not the hugest fan of story re-telling’s or fairytales but I did find this to be an easy read that was enjoyable. I might even have to read the next book in the series, depending on what character from this book it surrounds.