Thursday, September 27, 2018

Book Review: Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3) by Erin Watt

Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Pages: 322
Format: E-book
Published: October, 2016
Price: $5.99 -> Rp79.571 (Kobo)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: September 10, 2017 - Date finished: September 11, 2017

Other books in the series:

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.
The third instalment of this series picked up right where the second book left off. A lot of drama ensue in this book from blackmail to murder. The main one being the death of Brooke where Reed Royal became the prime suspect of this incident. Reed is facing criminal charges as everyone is sure that he did kill her and the the ones that are close to him can't help but wonder is he capable of such thing?

We also follow how Ella Harper has to deal with the sudden appearance of his biological father, Steve, who after all this time was apparently still alive. The sudden appearance of Steve created a wedge on Ella and Reed's relationship as he doesn't approve of them being intimate with each other. Being away from Ella for so long, Steve is determined to make up for lost time starting from removing Ella from the Royal house to live with him. It seems that Ella got settled into her new life with the Royals just to be uprooted once again.

In school, things aren't exactly all good as the Royals family that was once respected by the students in it are now starting to believe that the Royals are nothing more than just common criminals. In this third book, we follow Ella and Reed fighting to maintain their relationship in the face of what might be their hardest obstacle yet.
“I’m a Royal, baby. I don’t run. I fight.”
Again, apologies if this review is not of high quality because as with the review of Mr. President, I read this book in 2017 but only started writing the review in 2018. I've probably forgotten most of what happened in this book but what I still remember clearly was how much I enjoyed reading this book and finding out about the "twist" in the story. The quality level of this book if I may sum it up is like an addicting soap opera where the romance is hot and the story is interesting.
“Because my goal for the weeks we have left is to make Ella Harper happy every second of every day.”
I am pleasantly surprised by this series, from the first book until the third one, all of them were able to snag a solid 4 star rating from me, which is rare for me in a series. I love how even in this third book, the authors still manage to create a highly addicting story to keep me glued to my e-reader flipping through the pages so that I can find out what happen. I had a great time following the story, how the characters deal with the conflicts presented in this book and seeing the characters grow.

This third book is also the final book following Ella and Reed's perspectives, which is kinda sad because I really liked following the story through their perspectives. But, the Royal family story doesn't end with this book though because there's already a spin-off series following Easton's perspectives and oh boy am I excited to read it because Easton is one of my favorite characters beside Ella and Reed. I do hope I can get to reading Easton's story in the near future.
“But I’m not scared anymore, and I did find someone who sees me. Who really, truly sees me. And I see her, too. Ella Harper is all I’m ever going to see, because she’s my future. She’s my steel and my fire and my salvation. She’s everything.”
“Why does everyone always feel the need to make promises? Don’t they know that promises always get broken?”
The same positive things I can say for this book as well from how easy to read it is, how the chemistry between Ella and Reed was really well built up, how the steamy scenes were very well written to the point that you sometimes forget that you're reading sex scenes between teenagers (the scenes can match the quality of an adult sex scenes in other books). If you're not sure you can commit to this series than I suggest you give the first book a shot but I must warn you that after finishing it you'll definitely want to continue.

That's all for now!

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