Hello! Today, thanks to The Write Reads I’m taking part in the blog tour for Undercover Princess, the first book in the Rosewood Chronicles. I’ll be doing a ‘first look’ post where I tell you my thoughts after reading the first few chapters of the book. Make sure you check out all the other awesome bloggers posts for the tour as well.
Connie Glynn has always loved writing and wrote her first story when she was six, with her mum at a typewriter acting as her scribe. She had a love for performing stories from a young age and attended Guildhall drama classes as a teenager. This passion for stories has never left her, and Connie recently finished a degree in film theory. It was at university that Connie started her hugely successful YouTube channel Noodlerella (named after her favourite food and favourite Disney princess). After five years of publicly documenting her life and hobbies to an audience of 900,000 subscribers on YouTube, Connie closed the book on the Noodlerella project in a bid for more privacy and to pursue her original passions in the performing arts. Connie now writes music and fiction full- time. Follow Connie on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @ConnieGlynn.
The Rosewood Chronicles #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 441 Pages
Publishing: 2nd November 2017
When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.
Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…
A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.
Thanks to Penguin and The Write Reads for gifting me a review copy of this book. I can confirm all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Well, I’ll just start off by saying it was so hard to put this book down after reading the first few chapters. Glynn did a wonderful job of introducing us to our two main characters, as well as a few side ones I instantly fell in love with. She managed to show the differences between both Lottie and Ellie early on so we can completely understand why they would want to swap lives for a while. Lottie’s story, even this early on, gave me major Cinderella vibes and I could easily see her becoming a favourite character of mine.
As for Rosewood Hall, at first glance it looks like the type of school I would have loved to have gone to as a child. Old, historic and filled with character. The authors writing style flowed and ensured that you speed through the pages, there’s no slow or clunky writing, instead her descriptions and general writing drag you into the story until you feel like you’re attending Rosewood along side Lottie and Ellie.
I think it’s safe to say I loved my first look at this brilliant book. I only read the first 5 chapters, they’re incredibly short which I loved, and I already felt bonded to the characters and like I was becoming a part of the story myself. I can definitely see myself picking up the full book in the not too distant future.