The Secret Servant by Shanna Moncuse

Posted November 25, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Secret Servant by Shanna MoncuseThe Secret Servant by Shanna Moncuse
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on August 27th 2016
Pages: 240
Source: Author
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three-half-stars

When Princess Kailani is attacked in her very own bed chamber, seventeen-year-old Evangeline risks everything to keep her best friend safe.
Everyone knows that Evangeline is the main serving girl to Princess Kailani, heir to Keldan’s throne. However, only a select few know that Evangeline is also a trained bodyguard, ready to give her life to protect the princess she has come to call her best friend. When an attack inside the castle sends the royal family and their closest confidants reeling, Evangeline, Kailani, and Evangeline’s crush, Hal, set off on a journey to hide out until all is safe. While Kailani works at an inn, learning about the simpler life of those without royal blood, Evangeline keeps up correspondence with the king and continues her training with Hal, while trying to ignore the warm feelings he brings forth. When a second attacker finds them, Evangeline must come to terms with the fact that someone close to the king is out to kill the princess…but who is it and why do they want her dead? Evangeline has no choice but to go back, call out the traitor, and throw herself into battle in order to keep the princess alive. But can she defeat a foe who may be stronger than she is?

The Secret Servant by Shanna Moncuse was a surprising read. Evangeline has been trained from a young age to guard Princess Kailani. While she is guarding Princess Kailani, Evangeline is supposed to take on the role of a servant girl. Evangeline is very loyal to her friend and princess. These two become as thick as thieves. So when the princesses life is in danger, Evangeline is quick to figure out who it is.

I really liked the world that Moncuse has created. I think the world building could use a bit of work but ultimately it isn’t bad. I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the characters interacting with each other. Princess Kailani and Evangeline are so incredibly different and to see these two be the best of friends was so interesting and fun. Evangeline is an amazing main character. I love how strong of a female character she is and the fact that she didn’t back down.

I say this book is definitely worth your time to check out. I think it is a great story and it has a princess. You should read just because of that.

 

three-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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