Book Review: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

Ailsbet loves nothing more than music; tall and red-haired, she’s impatient with the artifice and ceremony of her father’s court. Marissa adores the world of her island home and feels she has much to offer when she finally inherits the throne from her wise, good-tempered father. The trouble is that neither princess has the power–or the magic–to rule alone, and if the kingdoms can be united, which princess will end up ruling the joint land? For both, the only goal would seem to be a strategic marriage to a man who can bring his own brand of power to the throne. But will either girl be able to marry for love? And can either of these two princesses, rivals though they have never met, afford to let the other live?

I wanted to love this book. I loved the idea of the different magics and the royal court and all of that. Unfortunately I just could not connect with any of the characters in this book and so just could not fully connect with the book. It was not that it was badly written at all, there just to me seemed to be something missing.

Also why the magic system is cool the Taweyr and Neweyr are never really explained fully to you. Without having that information of back story and importance of the magic’s you can not fully connect with that part of the story either. So over all it just kind of falls flat. I think if you have enjoyed this authors work in the past you will enjoy this one too, but I for one just could not connect with it.

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