Damsel

Damsel

Book - 2018
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Waking up in the arms of Prince Emory, Ama has no memory of him rescuing her from a dragon's lair, but she soon discovers there is more to the legend of dragons and damsels than anyone knows and she is still in great danger.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Balzer + Bray, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062742322
0062742329
Branch Call Number: YA Arnold
Characteristics: 309 pages ;,22 cm

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nidofito
Jun 19, 2019

Oh this was good. Simple yet effective. A thought provoking novel set in a fairy tale setting with a satisfying conclusion.

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BratChyld
Mar 23, 2019

Well that is not how I expect this book to end, and very safe to say that there won't be a series from it. I mean honestly, how can you write a book about repressing a girl because she's a "damsel" and you're now "King". Overall it's a very emotional read, but I was able to finish it in a day. I gave it 3/5 stars. 🌠🌠🌠

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bookworm3121957
Feb 17, 2019

Bad, bad, bad story. 95% of this story is okay but the remaining 5% is absolutely criminal. The author has romanticized a molestation. Ama, the damsel rescued by "her prince," is an innocent indebted to her rescuer for everything. She is manipulated into accepting his advances with the threat that he will dispose of her beloved pet lynx if she does not do what he demands. What is redeeming about a young girl put into a position of an overpowering authority who has her life in his hands? And on top of this, this book received a "TEEN" sticker, so impressionable young women is this acceptable because the Prince/King was her knight in shining armor.

Watermelody Jan 26, 2019

Really cool concept, but average execution. I found it difficult to connect to and like the main character (despite her love of cats), I think due to the poor use of third person perspective. Admittedly, I only read the first 50 pages, but the story refused to pick up.
If you like twists on fairy tales, e.g. Cinders, have a go at it.

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fluffyjc
Jul 09, 2019

Other: animal abuse, animal death, mentions of self-harm, mentions of suicide, psychological abuse

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fluffyjc
Jul 09, 2019

Sexual Content: sexual assault, rape

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fluffyjc
Jul 09, 2019

Violence: slight gore

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