Monday, May 24, 2021

The Crown of Rosemund by Michele Ashman Bell - OPTIONAL

The Crown of Rosemund
by Michele Ashman Bell
, 256 pages. Covenant Communications, 2021. $17.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13



Princess Rosemund is fifteen years old when she becomes an orphan. Taken to a small village where Sir Drake can’t kill her as well, Rose lives as Silas with her late-father’s most trusted advisor. And so Rose trains and waits in hiding until the day she’s ready to lead a revolution and take back her throne.

Rose has the difficult task of hiding who she is while becoming a princess worthy to fill her beloved parents’ shoes. I love watching her gain confidence in the transition because we all go through a struggle in trying to become the best we can be. Unfortunately, I found the climax, where they actually put the plan to take back the castle into action, confusing and hard to follow at points. I was disappointed by the anti-climatic feeling the confusion invited, but I still enjoyed the story overall. The mature content rating is for mention of rape, and the violence rating is for battle scene gore and mention of suicide.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen 

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