Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review~The Prince of Powys by Cornelia Amiri

Title: The Prince of Powys
Author: Cornelia Amiri
Publisher: Eternal Press
Publish Date: January 6th 2012
Format: e-book
Pages: 114
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Book Site

Summary: In an age of heroes, Branda, a Saxon princess helps Blaise, a Prince of Powys, escape her father’s stronghold. In turn, he vows to escort the princess to her sister in Scotland so she can escape an arranged marriage. Instead, he holds her captive as his hostage in the unbreachable hill fort of Dinas Bran, where she captures his heart. Will Blaise be forced to throw away his honor for love or to tear out his heart for honor?

Rating: 8.5/10
Source: Received a copy from author (a big thank you to Cornelia and I'm sorry for testing your patience!)

Cover Talk: One word: hot prince! Yup, I have a new book crush *sigh*

My Thoughts: Before I jump into this, let me confess: I'm VERY lazy! And authors/publishers, if you don't give me a deadline, I'll end up reviewing your book months after you ever gave them to me. That happened with this book. This is the first book ever I got for a review by an author, back in January. And lazy as I am, I kept pushing it down my to-be-reviewed pile. (But it wasn't ALL due to my laziness! There was school & life & etc). 

So anyway, now that I'm on vacation and I have some free time on my hands I decided to catch up on my to-be-reviewed pile and started with the first book I received. Let me just please take a moment to apologize to Cornelia. I'm really sorry Cornelia!!

Now onto my review: Why in the world did I postpone reading this book for so long?!! It's amazing! I read it in one go, not just because it's a small book but also because I was so caught up in it.

I love reading books that paint pictures (with words of course) so vividly that I feel like I'm actually in the book. While reading TPOP I felt like everything was happening before my eyes, like I was watching some movie.

The story was amazing! When I first started it I thought it was going to be one of those typical romances that have you rolling your eyes on every other sentence. But I was so wrong. This was such a sweet romance. And I loved the witty dialogues between Blaise and Branda and how there relationship grew. 

There were parts during which I had this big stupid grin on my face, parts which I found sweet and funny. For example:

He should ask the Druid for some tonic of sorts for no doubt he’d caught some Saxon illness,
which possessed him to pick silly flowers. Yes, it must be so. He couldn’t think of any other reasonable explanation.

This was when Blaise had picked daffodils for Branda but didn't understand why he'd done that. It's so cute!


“Is it true? Is it Scan?” Branda yelled with glee as she ran to the door.
“Princess!” Scan smiled and opened his arms to hug her.
Blaise stepped back, feeling a tinge of jealousy. I got the fool released. Where is my hug? 

Aww! Don't worry though. Blaise got his hug.... and a first kiss ;)

I would definitely recommend this book for people who are looking for a light read with romance and adventure in it. =)


Extras: I found my Prince Blaise! 

It's Prince Char (played by the dreamy Hugh Dancy) from Ella Enchanted. I was watching this movie and then I see Prince Char I was like "OMG that's Blaise!" So here goes, some more pictures of our hot prince ;)


  1. Thank you for reviewing my young adult romance The Prince of Powys. I'm so glad you liked the book. I'm so pleased to hear that you found it funny, heart warming and adventurous, that is exactly what I was going for when I wrote it. If anyone would like to find out more about my book please visit me at &

    1. Thank YOU for giving me a chance to review your amazing book! =D

    2. Hira, I enjoyed reading your review of THE PRINCE OF POWYS by Cornelia Amiri. Good humor adds much to young adult adventures.
      Wonderful blog!
      Kathleen Rowland
      aka Rudyard Rowland

    3. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed reading my review =D

  2. you know I am already in love with your blog


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