Missing Royal by Konstanz Silverbow
Missing Royal started off so awesome! You immediately make a connection to Shanice as she struggles with her life at school. Shanice doesn’t belong there. The other students know it, and she knows it. From the beginning you see that Shanice is brave. I enjoyed her interactions with Valentino and thought they were super adorable together. I liked how this story began in the real world and later became a fantasy, filled with magic, sword fights, charming princes, evil witches, and dragons. The middle of the story was a little more challenging for me to get through since there were a few things that didn’t quite make sense to me. The ending was very epic and ended with quite a surprise I didn’t see coming.
What I didn’t like about the book: There were several grammatical typos that were a little distracting. There are elements that are contradicting such as settings, distance, and characters. I felt as if the story could have had more world building. Shanice is thrown into a world she does not know, and we are left with little description about the world at first. It slowly comes later, but in order to set the stage it would have been helpful to see what the world was like. There were also moments I felt that could have been bigger, more epic, but instead happened quickly. I think all of these things are relatively minor and to the average reader they may not catch them since the story is enjoyable.
What I did like about the book: Shanice was a great character, though she did cry a lot. She was bold and brave and rose to a challenge without complaint. I loved her interactions with Valentino and Javiar. Valentino reminds me of a prince charming that runs a little hot and cold. Javiar reminds me of someone that is true to their word and dedicated to be a great friend. The story was filled with magic, love, and bravery, all of which I just love! Fuentes, the dragon, was honorable and adorable and such a cute addition to the story. How great would it be to have the King of Dragon’s on your side? None the less get to fly on his back! The overall plot was very complex and deeply personal. I loved the beginning of the story, how it all begins is very interesting and moving. The ending is pretty awesome and epic as well! The very, very last chapter (a little preview for a future read) was awesome! I can’t wait to see how Javiar’s story continues!
Though this book was a little difficult for me to get through (mainly the middle of the story), I do think it has great potential to be a wonderful series. One great thing about reading a work from an author is that we get a little glimpse of them in their stories. I think Konstanz Silverbow is on her way to becoming a great story teller.
Who would I recommend this book to: Readers whom enjoy fantasy with modern world elements, enjoys a cutesy love story, and is looking for something light and entertaining.
About the Author (Goodreads):
During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle.”
Young Adult, Fantasy, Pararnoamal, with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!
To learn more about Konstanz and her books check out her website here: Konstanz Silverbow.
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