Royal Replicas Review

Title: Royal Replicas
Author: Michael Pierce
Series: Royal Replicas #1
Publisher: ParousiaSix Press
Publication Date: 11 July 2017
Source: YA Bound Blog Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 420
Rating: 3.25 Stars
Reading Timeline: 06 July 2017 - 07 July 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

"Princess Amelia is dead... and one of you will replace her."

Seventeen-year-old Victoria Sandalwood has served the Duke and Duchess all her life. Over the years, she's learned to make due with what she has and endure her surrogate father's awful punishments. She dreams of escape, but never expected it to come in the form of a message from he Queen of Westeria.

Victoria learns that she's the Queen's daughter, the younger sister to Princess Amelia, and it's time to come and claim her birthright. When she arrives, she discovers she's not the only one who received the royal message.

Victoria must compete with six other girls to earn the affection of both the Queen and a princely suitor... and to replace the secretly deceased Princess Amelia. If she fails to win the crown, Victoria may just have to fight for her life...

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This books sounds so good! When I saw the cover I just knew that I had to sign up for this review opportunity hosted by YA Bound Blog Tours. Then when I read the synopsis, I just knew that I was going to enjoy myself whilst reading this book. I cannot wait to jump into it!

Thank you so much to YA Bound Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this book to review! Just a small disclaimer to those who are reading this review. I have received this book for free. No money from my pocket was spent in getting this book. Please do note that in no way does this affect my opinion. All thoughts still remain my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The author's writing style didn't draw me in. Instead it felt like words on a page. The author had a habit of telling us instead of showing us what was happening which had both advantages and disadvantages. The story was super easy to get into because of that factor but in the same note, it was super easy to get out of. However, I think that the author has so much potential in developing a unique writing style as every now and again, I got sucked into the story and stayed there for what seemed to be a while.

Plot Thoughts:

I really felt like this book was really cliché and based on a lot of tropes. We had ourselves a damsel in distress who would do anything to save people as long as some masculine entity is there to help her. We also found ourselves in middle of a love triangle, of which both suitors were opposites yet the same kind of people. I think that the concept of the story is completely unique, however the execution relied too much on tropes which definitely hindered the story's potential.

Character Thoughts:

Victoria is our main character and as much as the author tried to hard to make her unique, she felt bland and unsubstantiated. She felt like a body with a lot of characters that either seemed to play a role together or not at all. She was also incredibly reliant on what the males around her did. If they wouldn't do something, it was almost as if she was obligated to do it. However, Victoria does have her redeeming moment right at the end of the book. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I didn't think that this book was terrible. It had its good moments and it had its moments where it kind of fell felt. The concept of this series is unique and something that still has a lot of potential. The story does rely a lot on tropes but if the author were to strip them away or perhaps take the tropes and make them his own, we would see vastly different results.  Thank you to YA Bound Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this book to review!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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