Sometimes, to become a princess…
Raised to marry a king, Renee’s greatest desire is to be a true queen. So, while other girls learned the art of embroidery, Renee perfected her skills with a sword. She was prepared to earn the respect of her future husband, but a chance encounter with a handsome stranger awakens her heart to the possibility of love.
… a girl must become a pirate.
When tragedy strikes, Renee flees, right onto a pirate ship! Surprising herself, she offers to join their crew. Happy to finally put her swordsmanship to use, she fights injustice on the seas, but when her kingdom is threatened, can she give up the safety and happiness for an uncertain future? Or can she finally become the leader, the princess, her people need?
Book 1 of the Sovereigns of the Seas series.
Disney’s Belle once longed for far-off places, daring sword fights, and a prince in disguise. K. R. Martin’s The Pirate Princess gives us double those dangers, featuring a prince and princess, both in disguise, fighting a usurper to the throne. Princess Renee dances on a knife’s edge. She wants to balance her desire to be a true queen with her parents’ desire for a perfect pretty princess who is seen and not heard. But if Renee follows her parents’ plans, the country and the man she loves will be in danger. Martin darts between a love story and political intrigue, until The Pirate Princess parries and lunges into a perfect conclusion.
Best for: Young adult fans of swashbuckling adventure with a side of romance.
Discern: Some violence and abuse in context of sword fights and piracy; light sexual content, such as implied relations between a husband and wife.