Monday, October 17, 2016

Release Day REVIEW for Twisted Palace (The Royals #3) by Erin Watt

These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

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***ARC received for an honest review***

My thoughts:

Twisted Palace was one of the most expected books of this season. It’s unfortunately the only good news October brings. I was so excited when it got into my hands, that I wanted to devour it right away, but I had to take a deep breath and wait a few hours before opening the book. I needed to be prepared and after the way the last two books ended I think it was a smart decision. But Twisted Palace didn’t have a strong start, it takes a few chapters until something finally happens. Maybe it was better this way, because I don’t want to have a heart attack at the age of twenty.

I must confess that I let a week pass between the moment I finished Twisted Palace and the moment I began to write this review. It isn’t something I usually do. I think that the best time to write a review is when you finish the book, when the emotions are still raw and you remember every detail. But this time I decided to make an exception because I needed to detach myself from the story. It was a crazy story, that catches you from the beginning and three books are perhaps too much or maybe not enough for it.

I had huge expectation from Twisted Palace, it was hard not to have them when I loved Paper Princess and Broken Prince. And the second book had a mind-blowing ending. Almost always having expectations is a bad thing because the story inside your head isn’t the same as the story the author has their mind. Now, most then before I discovered very annoying characters. Was Reed always so stupid? Ella was supposed to be strong not so easily transformed into a victim. And Gideon is more of an ass than ever; when you make mistakes you suffer the consequences, not blame the others. He seems such a spoiled brat. But I am proud of Easton, he grew so much and he’s a step away from becoming an amazing man. I loved Callum, something I wasn’t expecting. He’s not the soft man he was before and lots of things make sense now. Dinah and Steve’s relationship deserved a little more attentions, I feel that is something missing there and an end that the book didn’t bring. After some chapters I already knew how the book will end, and this isn’t a bad thing because the way Erin Watt built the story was mind blowing. I didn’t read this story, I lived it. It was an amazing experience and I don’t regret it for a second. 

I’m not ready to say goodbye to the Royals, we spent so many good moments together. It was one of those stories that makes you addictive and every new book in the series is a new dose that keeps you walking but in the same time it does bad things to you. This Royals’ life didn’t get to the finish line but maybe it’s time to make the rest of their story in our minds. 

It’s so surreal. I can’t make sense of this. Any of it.

“It’s weird, okay? Let’s just pretend to be—” Reed quirks an eyebrow. “Friends,” I finish, because all the alternatives are too weird. “Pretend? I thought we were friends. I’m hurt.”

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