Review Lost Princess by Dani-Lyn Alexander

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Back to the realm of YA fantasy we go Addicts! The book taking us there, LOST PRINCESS ( KINGDOM OF CYMMERA #2) by Dani-Lyn Alexander. Read on to see where this one falls on the addiction scales of YA!

Lost Princess (Kingdom of Cymmera #2)

Ryleigh Donnovan’s life changed forever the day she met Jackson Maynard, a Death Dealer, and followed him home to the kingdom of Cymmera. Now she is trying to care for her sister while saving a realm she knows nothing about…

Jackson has reluctantly accepted the throne of Cymmera, in place of his father. But his world is in turmoil, the kingdom under constant threat of attack. Worse still, Jackson suspects there is a traitor among his court. A powerful prophet has suggested a way to protect the realm, but that solution may drive Jackson and Ryleigh apart forever…

When a magic relic goes missing, Ryleigh has no choice but to journey in search of it. When Jackson discovers Ryleigh is missing, he must make a choice that will either claim their destiny, or bring an end to the only home he’s ever known.

Like most books I review, I received LOST PRINCESS ( KINGDOM OF CYMMERA #2) by Dani-Lyn Alexander form Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Let me say this first: don't read this one without first reading book 1, RELUCTANT PRINCE. I didn't realize that when I picked this one up so at first several things didn't make much sense until I did some research on RELUCTANT PRINCE.
Ryleigh Donovan is Princes and future Queen of her kingdom Cymmera where her boyfriend, Jackson, is it's King.
What's a kingdom drama book without traitors, missing magic relics, drawn apart teens in love and the future safety and stability of the crown on the line? While I kinda enjoyed the idea behind LOST PRINCESS, it read very young to me, yet at the same time this is a very dark kind of book that seems better suited to older YA readers.
That alone confused me more than not reading the first book. I also had problems with the world created here. We all know how much I love a well build fantasy book world, but this one wasn't as unique as I'd hoped for. It was cliched in several ways right along with the plot.
I felt that nothing was really fleshed out the way it needed to be, to be a good book and get noticed in an over saturated YA sic-fi/fantasy market.
There is definitely good adventure here, and the romance is decent, but I just didn't connect with any character very much. I don't think I could even name some of the supporting cast if asked. I wish I could give a better review, but like I said before, this just didn't live up to expectations for me. I think it will be interesting to Dani-Lyn Alexander grows as an author in her career.

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