by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #2
Genres: Contemporary, Mature, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 17th 2016 by Timeout LLC
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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.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This review may have spoilers for the previous books in the series.
I’ve been highly anticipating Twisted Palace since the major cliff-hanger in Broken Prince. It’s no surprise that when it landed on my Kindle, I dropped every book I was reading and started it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I buddy-read this with Sarah and Lacey and I’m so glad I did. We were texting back and forth all of our thoughts. I needed the moral support since I was very frustrated and upset.
THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE:
- Broken Prince had two intense cliff-hangers. First, there’s Brooke’s death and Reed is the prime suspect. The other major cliffie: Steve is actually alive! Since I mentioned Steve, I’ll start with my feelings towards him. HATE! Pure hate for the man. He comes back from the dead and now wants to play father to Ella by enforcing all these rules to her. I was furious! I wanted him gone.
- I was also frustrated with Ella. Where was the spunky, badass, outspoken Ella? I probably only saw her once in this book and I missed her. She let Steve control her life and she accepted it even though she was mad. I couldn’t deal with her at all.
- Where was the fun of the previous books?! This book was heavy on frustration and desperation. It was also very stressful. Many times I wanted to stop reading but I couldn’t. I had to find out what was happening. But I was missing the fun stuff.
- Something Sarah mentioned and I totally agree with her is that the authors should have taken more time to write this book by pushing the publication date for later on. The thing is, a lot of things were rushed while others were beyond sloppy. It was disappointing. My two feelings through the whole book were frustration and stress.
THINGS I DID LIKE:
- It was so freaking addictive! Once I sat down to read, I had to read it all. I went to sleep late so I could finish this book.
- Easton! My baby! His personality hasn’t changed since book 1 so I was very happy about that. He’s still fun, making jokes whenever he can. AND! There was something included in this story that hinted to him having his own book! *fingers tightly crossed*
- Reed’s character has come a long way. In book 1 I wanted to punch him. In this book, all I wanted to do was wrap him up in a blanket and hug him. His vulnerable side was shown even more in this book! Plus, the way he treats Ella now is so heartbreakingly beautiful.
- Even though a lot of things took a back seat so the story could focus on Steve and Ella, and a little on Reed’s case, the authors still managed to give more light to other characters such as Jordan, Val, Wade, and even Dinah! I do wish Jordan and Ella had fixed things. Throughout the book, it was shown that Jordan had a sense of humor when it came to things Ella said. I think these two girls could have been friends. Val was great, as always. She’s such a great friend and supporter to Ella.
- The Royals were so incredibly protective of Ella. It was so endearing to see them become united. I wish this dynamic had been shown more, but it was still done very well.
Sometimes I still can’t believe that we all hated each other when I first got here. Reed was determined to destroy me. His brothers alternately taunted or ignored me. […] And now I can’t imagine not having the Royals in my life.
Overall, Twisted Palace was slightly disappointing for me, but it’s still scandalous, addictive and very exciting!
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