Series: Tales of the Mystics #2
Publication Date April 27, 2021
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Clean Romance, Young Adult
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Princess Penelope has finally found a way to redeem her past mistakes-if only it didn't require betraying her new fiancé.
Princess Penelope has been the object of gossip and ridicule ever since she returned home in disgrace following her failed engagement to the Crown Prince of Imperia. When her father offers a new start in a country far across the sea, she has no choice but to accept.
Even if it means another betrothal, this time to a total stranger.
Penelope arrives in Delunia determined to avoid bringing further shame upon her family. But her devoted, caring fiancé makes it harder to guard her heart than she anticipated, and rumors of dark magic haunt her with memories she'd rather keep buried far beneath her pristine exterior.
When a poverty-stricken village outside the palace gates looks to her as their hope for a brighter future, Penelope embraces the opportunity to make amends for her transgressions. But in order to help, she must manipulate her new fiancé, putting her reputation on the line once more. And her heart.
Can Penelope rise above the failures of her past, or will she forever be branded a traitor?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Common
Told exclusively from Princess Penelope’s perspective, Traitor captivated me. I was so surprised that Penelope was the heroine of the story – after all, she wasn’t exactly anyone’s favorite character in Common! I experienced her pain over the way she was treated in her kingdom and in Imperia. And understood her determination to not allow her heart to even hope for more than an amiable marriage to the stranger-prince her father betrothed her to.
Though Traitor could stand alone, I strongly suggest reading the books as a complete set.