Book Review - Secret Heir by MJ Prince
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Definite Page Turner!
My Jaw is still on the ground after that cliffy ending. I have to say that I couldn't put this book down; and found as many moments in my busy day as I could just to continue this story. So many different alternative stories weaved into the main story will have your head reeling. I found myself second guessing what was coming next and many times I was thrown for a loop. I felt that the second half of the book started to become a bit repetitive with the I want you, I can't have you; but the ending blew everything out of the water.
I love a good PNR book and this did not disappoint. You embark on this journey along with Jasmine and feel yourself on the edge of your seat with all the revelations. Raph gives you a lot of whiplash. One minute you love him and find him swoon worthy, the next you want to punch him. That's when you know you have read a good book. Really enjoyed this and will definitely be reading the next.
Oh my fricken god!!! This book!!! I really wish there was more than 5 stars to award. It blew me away. Jazmine, a foster kid that’s been passed through 10 homes, finds out she’s the Heir to the Evenstar Dynasty on Eden. Sounds a bit nuts, but bear with me...... She joins Grandpa Magnus on Eden and becomes part of a world of riches she has never known. Jazmine is a fabulous, sassy character, that takes no crap from the snotty spoiled royals. I don’t want to put a load of spoilers in this review, because you really have to read this book!!!! But I will say, I HATE YOU RAPH 🔪😡 I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about the next book in a series!
I was left jittery and anxious at the end of this book! The beginning was a little slow with the world building and introduction of the characters in Eden but once Jazmine starts boarding school, the pace picks up. There are fights, pranks with magic, parties, and plenty of insults going back and forth between the characters and Jazmine. I still don't know where any of the other dynasty heirs stand when it comes to Jaz. Was everyone following Raph's orders? Jazmine is the only character I can say we get to know pretty well and I thought Raph too but with that ending, he fooled me too! LOL! I liked Jazmine because she did not take crap from anybody and she gave as good as she got. She has been alone for a long time and unfortunately doesn't trust people easily. Now that the truth about Raph has been revealed, what will Jaz do? Run, hide and hope nobody finds her or run, train and come back to kick some butt.
So I started this I think at the end of last month/beginning of this month. I feel like it took me this long to read was because the pace at the beginning of the story was kind of slow. It was great though. It brought me back in a way as to how I felt before I hit a major book slump. I was so engrossed in the story after a while. I’d completely recommend this for anyone going through their own book slumps. You’ll fall in love with the characters and the story itself. Thanks MJ for such a great story! Can’t wait to read the next one.
Welcome to Eden...
Since the beginning of time, tales have been told about Eden. But all the stories are wrong. Running parallel alongside Earth, but never touching, there exists not just a garden, but an entire world of vivid colours and breathtaking beauty where the Seraph reside.
Jazmine has lived in ten different foster homes, in ten different towns and all her life she has felt like she doesn't belong--not in the trailer park which happens to be foster home number ten, not anywhere on Earth. After a universe shattering revelation, she discovers why. Far from being the nothing and no one, with no past and no future, that Jazmine had always believed herself to be, she discovers that she is in fact an heir to one of the seven remaining Seraph Dynasties.
She is Jazmine Evenstar, the last heir to the sovereign Evenstar Dynasty.
Thrust into the world of wealth and privilege in which the impossibly beautiful and equally cruel Dynasty heirs reside, Jazmine is forced to maneuver the tangled web that holds the Dynasties together. Against the backdrop of breathtaking star filled nights, sweeping coastlines, grand marble halls and decadent palaces, Jazmine tries to find her place in this beautiful new world while fighting not to lose herself in the process.
But the fairy tale quickly unravels.
Half human and the illegitimate daughter of the late suicide King of Eden, the other Dynasty heirs make it clear that Jazmine does not belong in their world. Raphael St. Tristan, heir to the rival sovereign St. Tristan Dynasty and next in line to the throne of Eden, the guy with the face of an angel but who is as wicked as the devil himself, promises to break her.
Jazmine quickly learns that the beauty of Eden is nothing but a deception--as she uncovers the secrets festering at the heart of it. But can she disentangle herself from the web of deception and intrigue that the Dynasty heirs have spun? Can she stop herself from falling into Raphael St. Tristan's trap before he can fulfil his promise to shatter her completely? Or are those stories about Eden true after all and will she be foolish enough to taste the forbidden fruit that is Eden itself?
SECRET HEIR is the first book of the all new DYNASTY trilogy. A loose adaption of Romeo and Juliet but with a fantastical twist, this saga of feuding Dynasties, forbidden love, betrayal, royal scandals and power struggles for the crown promises to ensnare, captivate and shatter then leave readers clawing for more.