Royal Decoy by Heather Frost

Posted May 27, 2020 by Silvia in Book Reviews / 21 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Author for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Royal Decoy by Heather FrostRoyal Decoy by Heather Frost
Series: Fate of Eyrinthia #1
Published by Self-published on June 18, 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Source: Author
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four-stars

A SERVANT blackmailed into becoming a princess’s decoy.
A BODYGUARD determined to keep her alive.
A PRINCE forced to execute his father’s brutal laws.
A PRISONER used to keep him compliant.
A WORLD on the brink of war.
In one horrible night, Clare goes from kitchen maid to royal decoy. She has three months to become the princess's perfect double so she can ensure her betrothal to an enemy prince. Desperate to survive, Clare throws herself into self-defense training, taught by her distractingly attractive bodyguard. The danger increases when a ruthless assassin begins stalking her, intent on ending the tenuous peace.
Across the northern mountains, Prince Grayson is his father’s ultimate weapon. He carries out the king’s harsh orders because the one person he cares about is his father’s prisoner. Grayson's silent obedience is tested when his father plans to exploit the marriage alliance between two of their greatest enemies. If Grayson submits, the blood of thousands will spill. If he resists, the girl who means everything to him will die.
The fate of Eyrinthia hangs in the balance. Some want peace. Some want war. All will be thrown into chaos.

You know what I love? Fantasy. You know what really thrills me? When a story like this one works its magic on me in a way I still feel its power after finishing it.

I’m not even going to pretend my initial excitement for this book wasn’t all about the decoy. Guys, a decoy! What a refreshing theme, and what a great read. My enthusiasm considerably intensified when I was just one chapter in. You heard that, one! That is all it takes for Heather Frost to captivate her readers and drag them into a dangerous world they won’t be able to escape from . . . Then, ‘escape’ is not a word any of us ever contemplates when we find two main storylines equally powerful and a plot that thickens with every chapter, right? I’m not exaggerating when I say every single chapter is compelling and provides food for thought, so much that doubts might instill in you about everyone . . .

Full of action, conspiracies, exciting twists and turns, charismatic characters, and hearth-warming moments—I demand my own Grayson!—this first instalment is a fantastic opening to an irresistible journey readers won’t easily forget.


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21 responses to “Royal Decoy by Heather Frost

    • Thanks for the opportunity to read it in advance, Heather! You sure have done well with all your characters, but Grayson . . . Be still my heart! 🥰

  1. ooh sounds like a winner and I LOVE fantasy. I am trying a bit of YA fantasy and if I enjoy those I will definitely be grabbing this one up. I love those compelling reads that captivate your attentino with each chapter.

    Lovely review

    • Fantasy is such a powerful and fascinating genre, and this one is a YA I recommend. I honestly think the author did a great job with both story and characters, and it’s just . . . unique. It definitely left me with a great feeling, hope you’ll have the same experience if/when you get to it 🙂

  2. Oh wow, this sounds incredibly exciting. I love the premise of this story. I am going to have to add it to my wishlist. I am glad that you had such a good time with it.

    • The premise is intriguing, isn’t it? It’s a winning story that made me turn page after page without realising time was passing by. Glad to hear you added it on your wishlist!

    • This book has a lot to offer, romance, intrigue, action, you name it! It was a great escape and I can’t wait to continue the journey . . .

    • Something happens that grabs your attention even more in literally every chapter. I love when that’s the case because I know I have a great book in my hands 😉

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