Sunday, March 23, 2014

Missing Royal by Konstanz Silverbow~My review and Blog Tour hosted by Lady Amber's Tours

My Review for Missing Royal by Konstanz Silverbow

I absolutely loved this book!!  This was a perfect romance story about a princess.  I was thoroughly lost in the book while following the adventures of Shanice.  The character she came into…the acceptance of her position as princess and fighting for what she knows is right.  And she did everything in the name of love and what an ending.  I won’t give you any spoilers but will say that if you like a good romance, edge of your seat type of book…this is it!

I give this book 5***** and highly recommend this to everyone.  It was a great read that just took me a few hours to do.  I know you will enjoy it too.  

Title: Missing Royal
Author: Konstanz Silverbow         
Genre: YA Romance
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

One princess destroyed the world. One princess must save it. 

When she was little she wished to be a princess. Now as a teenager she just wishes she fit in. But Shanice doesn't feel like she belongs, she never has.

When her parents tell her she is the last known princess from another world, it all makes sense. A world full of magic in place of technology. One where she is more than just royalty, she is their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it. Mendina. 

But she can't do it alone, first she must find the other missing royals. In her quest, Shanice will be forced to choose between the course prophecy set for her, and the one that leads to the man her heart belongs to.


Author Bio:

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something  she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn't stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion.

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle."

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!
Excerpts: (Choose One)

Excerpt One:
We don’t race like usual. No games or laughing. Just silence as we ride through the trees and towards the gate. The one place I’ve always wanted to go. The one place I wish I was never going. The one place I can’t avoid.
We arrive at the gate far too soon. I begin shaking. My hands tremble as I fidget with the reins. My entire body is tense. I’m not sure what terrifies me the most about this whole scenario but one thing I know for sure, this is real.
It isn’t a joke set up by my parents. This isn’t just a dream that’s about to end. Tears well up in my eyes once more as I finally let the truth sink in – I’m leaving everything I’ve ever known and never coming back.
Everything I know is behind me. And all that lies ahead is a life I’m not ready for. People wait for me because they love me, they claim me as their own but I do not know them. It’s like my whole life is walking along a cliff. One more surprise, one last push and I’ll go over.
I don’t know who I am anymore. I don’t know much of anything. I’m walking into the unknown with someone I thought I knew, but don’t really know at all. Each haunting thought fills me as we approach the gate. So desperately I long to turn around and run now while I still can.
“My dear Shanice, please be comforted and know that you are being watched over. No harm will befall you at this time. Feel peace, my daughter.” The haunting voice of my mother, the one who beckons me, overcomes my senses. And where it terrified me before, now her voice is soft and comforting.
I feel the peace she wishes me to and as scared as I am, as much as I don’t want to go, I make it to the gate and continue walking as it opens with one loud squeal. Valentino allows me to enter first. Perhaps he can feel how much I feel like running right now and knows I won’t make it through on my own.
But I nudge Star forward, sobbing uncontrollably. Five steps in and I pull on the reins. I turn around in the saddle and watch the gate close. More racking sobs overtake me as my past is closed behind me by a hauntingly beautiful gate.
Excerpt Two:
“This is absolutely stunning, Valentino. Where did you get this?” I look up at him, speechless.
“Come with me.” He rides between the trees, further onto the path Javier told me to go. “I told you, you wouldn’t be going alone. This world needs you and that means we’re going to help you. You have the protection of dragons. That sword isn’t from me.”
“Who is it from?” I laugh, a little confused.
Me.” The voice is inside my head. It’s the deepest voice I’ve ever need, but lulling. I look up and almost fall off Star. Oh my goodness, there’s a dragon in front of me. Pretty sure I wasn’t expecting that. In fact, I hadn’t realized dragons were real.
My heart rate is three times the speed it should be. I can’t move, I can’t breathe. There’s a real life dragon in front of me. He’s huge – massive. His scales are teal with streaks of purple. Down his stomach is white. His eyes are a mesmerizing purple that match his mismatched scales.
Welcome home, princess.” He steps closer, examining me. His wings brush the trees on either side of the path. He could eat me in one bite and he’s currently stalking around me like he wants to. “I am Fuentes, and I am not here to harm you, only to help you. You are far too important to eat” He chuckles. My entire body feels the rumble.
“Thank you?” I meant to sound strong but my thank you comes out as more of a question. Valentino isn’t helping either.
That sword is more than it appears. I advise you to take care of it. Watch after it. And when you are at the brink of failing, it will be your greatest help.” He lowers his head, bowing – to me.
“Thank you.” I say, stronger this time. I wonder if Valentino can hear what this dragon is saying, or just what’s coming out of my mouth. Fuentes. I need to remember that name.
Be on your journey. You will need all the daylight you can get. Be safe, princess.” The trees almost fall over as he flaps his wings and takes off into the sky.
“I, I, - I just met a real dragon!” If I wasn’t on Star, I probably would’ve passed out. Instead I take deep breathes and try to focus on the task at hand.
Excerpt Three:
“. . . You’re trying to keep that in the past and make a future for yourself.” I look back out the window, and I swear I see Valentino. He’s looking up, at me.
He must’ve realized we should be here by now and coming looking. I smile as he goes out of sight, entering the Inn.
“So you’re saying is I should be forgiven?”
“I’m saying you need to forgive yourself. Move on. Help me now, help me rebuild everything. Make up for your mistakes rather than dwelling on them.”
Javier stops pacing, without a word he marches right up to me and kisses me. His hands on my face in my hair. I almost kiss him back. But before I have a chance to react at all the door bursts open.
Javier jumps back so fast you’d think he was on fire. Valentino’s cheeks are crimson. He looks between us but I don’t know what to say. He’ll never listen anyway. The damage has been done.

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