REVIEW: Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead

Young girl with a crystal ball

Princess of Tyrone (Fairytale Galaxy #1)
by Katie Hamstead
Release Date: March 31st 2016
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genres: Space Opera, Sci Fi/Fantasy

Summary from Goodreads:

Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.
All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.
A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!


Princess of Tyrone is basically a retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a lot of twists. Apolline, the main character, has been hidden all her life in the woods together with the three fairies. She doesn’t know that she’s a princess. Though the fairies have been telling her fairy tales, they even told her her own story but she doesn’t know that it’s her story. But she knows that she is betrothed, but she doesn’t know to whom or why. She was also raised believing that she’s an orphan. (yep, it hurts a lot, I know. 😦 ) Then she meets this prince of her life. But this prince pretended to be not a prince. And this prince is also betrothed but he still hasn’t met the princess.

It is first fairy tale retelling. It’s probably unforgettable, not just because it’s my first retelling, but most importantly because I LOOOOVE IT!!! I am 19 years old and I still fell in love with a fairy tale.

Let me just tell you the things I loved about this story:

  1. It is funny
  2. It was written with wit
  3. There was never a boring moment throughout the story. EVER!
  4. The heroine is a real super HEROINE. I just love her.
  5. The hero is a real super HERO. I’M IN LOVE WITH HIM. HE’S A BOOK BOYFRIEND MATERIAL. ❤ ❤ ❤

Okay, so basically, I just love this story. I love how it was written. I love the plot. I love the characters and how they were developed. I love the way it was delivered to the readers.

I highly recommend this to everyone. If you love YA, fairy tales, retellings, fantasy, science fiction, and if you like stories that will make you swoon, smile, laugh, cry, feel scared, or in short: GIVE YOU ALL THE FEELS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, then READ THIS! 😉 ❤



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About the Author

Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.


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