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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Peasant Queen - Cheri Chesley

"The Peasant Queen"

Author: Cheri Chesley

Publisher: Bonneville Books

Published: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-59955-416-7

FYC FYI- I received a free copy, which did not effect my review

"There will be no more discussion!" Andrew slammed his fist on the desk for emphasis. "You've done nothing but argue about this for a week now. You will marry Curtis Belvey."
Krystal stood motionless. "I will not."
"Don't try my patience, " he said. "I'm head of this family. You will do what you're told." ("The Peasant Queen", page 1)

Krystal isn't thrilled. Her marriage to Curtis Belvey is being arranged by her brother. Her father has passed away, so she doesn't have much choice, but to follow his wishes. After meeting Curtis, who is a pig, she takes off. Things for Krystal don't go as she plans. As she is deciding if she should go back home and face her unhappy life, she is taken away from her kingdom of Bynne. Teleported to the far away kingdom Fayterra, she finds herself in the clutches of King Gregory. An evil and quite scary king who wants her to become his bride. King Gregory lies and kills to get what he wants. Even hides people, and tries to steal kingdoms. He is a great bad guy, very scary and unpredictable. You really aren't sure as to what he'll do next. Krystal even finds herself as a prisoner, who can she trust to help her?

What I liked most about the book is Krystal herself. She is a very strong girl who is smart and knows what she wants.

4 out of 5 stars. I would read this book again, and recommend it to those who would love a great adventure story.

Read more about the author here. Also read about sequels to "The Peasant Queen."

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