"With her father gone and her brother missing, Demon Princess Adriana has to assume the throne, temporarily becoming the Demon King. The procession is underway, and the princess is nervous yet determined … until the unthinkable happens and she is summoned! Somehow, Aldric, a mage-in-training has summoned the princess into the human kingdom. Now trapped, Adriana must hide her identity and escape before she loses her life in the hands of her mortal enemies."
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy.
Demon Princess is a fascinating story. It's interesting, but is it enough to keep me reading and wanting for its sequels? Not really. Enough is enough, and the first story is enough to keep me interested enough to stay away. Not boring, but just... Meh. (Okay. That is enough of the word "enough.")
"Meh." That is the only word I can probably use that will accurately describe what I feel about this book. Yes, but no. It's kind of like the quiet answer you'll give to a waiter who says, "What do you think about the food?" at an okay-okay, two star restaurant. Or maybe the way a cashier asks if you found everything without a hitch. That sort of thing.
Did I like this book?
Thinking of its anatomy and its spine, I can say a lot more than just "Meh." Underdeveloped like a third world country. It's underdeveloped in so many ways that I can't possibly count them all in one hand. The world building needs a lot more work, and from the way a certain character describes supernatural creatures, it's clear that this story has a lot more to say than it seems at first. But instead, the story ends up disappointing me.
Characters. Adriana is a rather simple character. She acts more like a human girl than an actual demon princess (though I have never met any of them, but I imagine that they are feminine, mini-versions of Lucifer). But slipping inside of her head isn't unpleasant, though she is underdeveloped like the rest of the book.
In conclusion, Demon Princess has a lot of work to do. Character. World building. Writing style. It's perhaps the plot that isn't too shabby when comparing to the rest of the book. But a good rewrite will go far for this book. It's the underdeveloped areas in this book that makes the story a lot more unattractive than it really is.
Rating: One out of Five