Twisted Palace (Erin Watt)

These Royals will ruin you…

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.

They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.


Oh wow, this review is so long overdue… let’s see if I can still recall everything I wanted to talk about.

Like I said in my previous reviews of Paper Princess and Broken Prince, Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick created something unique and highly addictive with this series. The writing is, once again, highly addictive, and just like the previous book, this book is told in dual POV, in Ella and Reed’s perspectives.

I was somewhat expecting more of this book, so while I truly loved it, I was kind of hoping for some more intrigue and intricacies on the plot.

The book starts off right where Broken Prince left off, and it is a wild ride for awhile. But then the plot kind of slows too much in the middle of the book, and nothing significant happens for a long time, apart from some pretty great Reed and Ella moments. This piece of the book felt kind of repetitive and way too slow.

There seemed to also be a little regression in Ella’s development in that middle portion of the book, and again, I wasn’t a fan of that.

Now, there’s a new character in this book, and I knew I was gonna hate him, but in the end, I thought he was too tame?! I thought they would stretch his character’s malice a little bit more.

Slight SPOILER ahead, be warned!!!

A lot of people say a lot how this character “likes them young”, and considering how uneasy Ella felt when she was around him, I truly thought the authors would go there. Overall I thought that if it wasn’t going to be relevant for THIS story, why mention that so many damn times?

Also, such a missed opportunity with Brooke’s baby daddy drama! I was not happy with who it turned out to be. 

End of spoiler!

In the end I was expecting more of my questions to be answered. A little more complexity to this story. Instead, this book veers more towards a pure romance than either of the previous books, and while reading the Reed and Ella love fest was awesome, it still felt like something was missing.

I do hope Easton’s book answers some of my questions, because I was not completely satisfied by the end of Twisted Palace

Have you read The Royals? What did you think of this end for this series?

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Bookish Book Lover Tag

Hey guys! So, I’ve actually done this tag before, in the summer, and you can check out that post here, but because I’ve been tagged again, and this particular tag is very fluid, I’m doing it again. I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, Luci and Mariana @Book Is Glee. Thank you girls! The Bookish Book Lovers Tag was originally created by Shantelle @A Writer’s Heart.


What book are you currently reading?

At this moment I’m reading 3 books: Could You Love An Apple? by Becky Jerams, Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (which I’m buddy reading with Cátia and Kat) and Where I Belong by J. Daniels (highly recommended by Deanna).


What’s the last book you finished?

I’m doing the last 3 I finished, OK?! So, they were: Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor, Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie and Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn.


Favourite book you read this year?

Yeah… I have to say Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. This book just earned the highest place in my heart. I just can’t shake it.


What genre have you read most this year?

So…. looking at my read books, I have to say that I mostly read contemporary romances, either YA, NA or adult…


What genre have you read least this year?

Non-fiction, in this case biographies and memoirs. I’ve read The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, which is an amazing graphic novel, but I want to read more of the genre this year.


What genre do you want to read more of?

I want to read more Sci-Fi and Fantasy, because I’ve been lacking this year so far, and I’ve only read 2 books in this category, and I have so damn many of them on my TBR.


How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

My goal for this year is 150 books, and I’m past the 1/3 of the goal, because I’ve read 52 books already. Yeah… I’m 19 books ahead of schedule…


What’s the last book you bought?

I had to go to amazon, but here they are: Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao,  After Hello (You Had Me At Hello #1.5) by Mhairi McFarlane, Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat (Wingmen #2) by Daisy Prescott, and Body Shot (Last Shot #1) by Kelly Jamieson.


What book are you saving up to buy next?

I can’t wait to get The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, also Six of Crows and Gemina, and I don’t think those need any explanation whatsoever.


How many books did you check out last library visit?

I usually don’t use libraries, for obvious reasons, aka, they don’t have books in english that I would like. Either way, the other day I had to go to the Humanities library of my university in Barcelona, because I needed some references for my thesis, and this was one of the books I read. It translates to “The severed heads of Ullastret. Violence and ritual Iberian world“, and it’s pretty cool and about some skulls and remains I worked on 🙂 .


What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

I bought Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow awhile back and I’m dying to have some time to actually start it, because I’m sure this will take me MONTHS!


What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

Instead of series, I’m doing stand-alones, because the series you can find on my previous tag, ok? These are 3 books I LOVED this year, and I think everyone should get to them.


Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

MARLEY JACOBS! She has to write more books, because I really liked her debut novel, Goodnight, Nic, and I loved loved loved how she writes dialogues.


A few books your heart adores?

Some of my favorites of 2017 so far… 🙂


What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I don’t know… I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary series, and they sometimes have spin offs, so…


What books are on your wish-list?

Here are some…


I Tag:

EVERYONE!!!