July 9, 2018

Review: Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga (July 3, 2018)
Length: 400 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. Thank you Entangled Teen! This did NOT affect my honest review.
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: What if a kiss could turn the tide of a war? In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. With increasing omens foretelling an unthinkable future ruled by evil, Princess Ivy is determined to end this war once and for all—but her battle magic doesn’t work without a partner. Prince Zachariah’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic, should make them an unstoppable pair. But once they’re on the battlefield, Zach refuses to do the one thing Ivy knows will ensure their victory, because he believes love is the most powerful weapon they have, even in war. Now Ivy must convince Zach to listen to reason and fight with her magic, before everything they’ve been working to protect is destroyed by the darkest creature their world has ever seen.

My Review

Kiss of the Royal in Three Words: Entertaining. Adventurous. Romantic.

I absolutely adored Kiss of the Royal. In this fairy tale story the girls have all the kissing power. Princess Ivy is a hard-working stubborn main character who has the most powerful kiss in the kingdom. Prince Zachariah is a charming swordsman, and nothing like what Princess Ivy expected in a battle partner. With a dark and powerful evil growing in the mountains, they have no choice but to team up and save the kingdom. This standalone fantasy features all of my favorite fantasy tropes including mythical creatures and a quest with many battles/challenges along the way. I loved Ivy and Zach, their banter, and their complete opposite beliefs about love and magic. Although the idea of fighting by kissing (transferring magic) may sound ridiculous and silly, I ended up finding it entertaining and leading to a lot of interesting discussions between the two main characters. The plot it fast paced and full of romantic tension and magical battles. I think this would be a good book for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens.

The Bottom Line: Kiss of the Royal is a quick and enjoyable read. It was a nice escape from the real world. Give it a try!


  1. This sounds fun and I like to think we all have kissing power. LOL

  2. I keep seeing this around and really didn't give it much thought. I do think it sounds cute though. I think I may need to rethink this one.


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