Book Breakup: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie HarrisonAilsbet loves nothing more than music; tall and red-haired, she’s impatient with the artifice and ceremony of her father’s court. Marissa adores the world of her island home and feels she has much to offer when she finally inherits the throne from her wise, good-tempered father. The trouble is that neither princess has the power–or the magic–to rule alone, and if the kingdoms can be united, which princess will end up ruling the joint land? For both, the only goal would seem to be a strategic marriage to a man who can bring his own brand of power to the throne. But will either girl be able to marry for love? And can either of these two princesses, rivals though they have never met, afford to let the other live?

For some reason, I got my authors mixed up when I requested this on NetGalley. I vaguely thought this was a new novel by Eva Ibbotson. After thinking Ms Ibbotson’s writing wasn’t anywhere near as interesting as I remembered, I realised my mistake.

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Book Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd

Published: 7th June 2011

Format: Paperback

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, YA

Recommended Reading Age: 16+

Rating: 6/10


‘Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that’s left is a note telling her about a day she can’t remember. The whole scenario doesn’t exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can’t seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can’t make sense of, she realizes it’s time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. ‘

Mixed feelings after reading this one. I enjoyed reading Forgotten, and was quickly drawn into the story. It’s not a challenging read and if you’re looking for some brief escapism, Forgotten would be a good choice. The romance is sweet and there is a unique and interesting premise holding the story together. London’s memory resets it’s self every night at 4.33am. She cannot remember anything about her past and so leaves notes for herself to read the next morning. She does, however, ‘remember’ certain people who feature in her life, if they are in her future. Because, though London cannot remember her past, she can see the future in flashes.

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