It’s been awhile since I wrote a book review, and there’s a reason for that; it’s been awhile since I’ve actually read a book! When I came across Princess Olive by Jonathan Degler, I had no choice. I had to read it. (Partly because he asked me for editing help, but there was never a question that I was going to read it regardless.) So I did. And boy am I glad!
**Oh yeah, in the interest of full disclosure, I had a part in the editing of this book so feel free to be advised of that. It doesn’t impact my overall thoughts on the story, but people tend to feel the need to know things like this.**
As a big, bad biker who works in the criminal justice system, books about teenage princesses typically don’t hit my radar. Throw in the fact this title falls under the fantasy genre, introduces magical beings, is set in medieval times, and this story checks all the boxes for books that I generally ignore when I’m looking for my next read. But when the author is a close friend, of course I had to check it out! (For clarification, I’m not bashing any of those things that I just mentioned, they just aren’t usually in my realm of interests. If magic and castles are your thing, then there’s nothing wrong with that at all – I just don’t happen to be a big fantasy aficionado.) Continue reading