May 17, 2015

The Sand Prince by Kim Alexander

T I T L E: The Sand Prince
A U T H O R: Kim Alexander
P U B L I S H E R: Booktrope
P U B L I S H--D A T E: June 16,2015
I S B N: 9781618632135
Fantasy
The demon Prince of Eriis has turned out to be something of a disappointment. Rhuun is crap at magic. He can’t fly, can’t even shoot flames from his hands. His poor girlfriend has just about had it with him. It’s no wonder he drinks. All Rhuun really does is daydream about visiting the other world, the world without magic—the human world of Mistra. No one has been there for a generation, but Rhuun knows all about the humans. He’s got a book. It’s the only human book on Eriis, and he’s been studying it his whole life. The fact that his book is a bodice-ripping romance novel, well… it’ll make his adventures in the human world a little more complicated.
Tip #1 – Human women do not generally like to be called “wench.”
In Mistra, Lelet va’Everly could use a little magic herself. Parties and boys have lost their luster, and she’s desperate for an adventure. When a bizarre, exasperating, extremely good looking – and hot (literally) stranger shows up, he might be the person, and purpose that she had been waiting for. But why does he keep calling her a wench?



     The concept for this book had a lot of potential, unfortunately, it wasn't all that it could have been.That was a bit disappointing. I wish that it would have been executed a bit better and maybe it would have achieved so much more.
     It was slow to start and it was difficult to get through. I did persevere and managed to complete the book. When I receive a book to review I feel it's my responsibility to read the entire book, whether or not I like it. And I am glad that I finished it because the ending was much better than I anticipated when I began reading.
     I felt the characters were slightly underdeveloped. While the writing was not terrible, I do feel it seemed as though it were for a younger audience. I looked back through the description thinking perhaps it was a YA book. I didn't see that anywhere unless I overlooked it. In fact, I do think it would do well in the YA genre. And I will probably recommend it to those that like to read YA books and to those that are a bit younger in age. I myself do like to read YA from time to time, but only when I know it is for young adults and I am expecting just that, not when I am expecting to read a book written for adult readers.
     Even after saying those things above, I did like the book enough to give it three stars. As I mentioned earlier, I felt the concept had great potential. Perhaps in the next book, the characters and plot will have the chance to develop more. I am certainly interested to see if that happens and I hope that it does.

3 STAR


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