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Rogue Princess

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  108 reviews
A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers' Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.

Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Swoon Reads
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Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, 2020
A fabulous combination of science-fiction and a gender-swapped fairy tale retelling, Rogue Princess is so much fun. If you loved Marissa Meyer's Cinder, you must read Rogue Princess.
Princess Delia is strong, smart and independent, yet, for political reasons, she has to choose and marry a prince and thus secure a safer future for her people. But what if your head and your logic is telling you one thing, while your heart is convinced there must be a way to negotiate a deal that would give an
Candace Robinson
Sci-fi is a tough area for me because I’ve maybe loved only two of them. Cinder and Heart of Iron. This book had a bit of a Cinder vibe to it, but I didn’t fall in love with the characters like I did with The Lunar Chronicles.

There was some witty dialogue and cool world building with a fun spin to it. I just wish I’d connected with it more.
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Dnf: page 52
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book but it just isn’t for me. It isn’t capturing my attention and when I’d put it down, I had no motivation to pick it back up. I don’t think I was reading anything special so to speak.
The Nerd Daily
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

I’m always a sucker for fairytale retellings, and this next one is a delightful and gender swapped retelling of Cinderella. Not only is it set in space, but it has a twist that I don’t think most readers will see coming because I certainly didn’t. The author takes a beloved fairytale and turns it into a unique and fun retelling that I won’t forget. Add this to your TBR, especially if you love sci-fi retellings of fairy tales, or
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
Rogue Princess A Creative Fantasy Sci-fi Retelling Spoof

B.R. Myers is an author I’ve read and enjoyed in the past. Her young adult paranormal series was quite fun and creative. I’m excited to see her dive into a fantasy/sci-fi retelling. Paired with a fun and unconventional cover Rogue Princess sounded like a Cinderella retelling with all the imagination I need to enjoy re-exploring this fairytale.

Did B.R. Myer’s creativity in Rogue Princess sweep away this Fangirl?

For me my mindset is very
Samantha Hastings
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous gender-swap retelling of the Cinderella fairytale set in space!

1. If you think Princess Leia is feisty, you haven’t met Princess Delia. She flies ships, fights pirates, and is fearless. She doesn’t want to marry one of the many princes who have come to her planet to vie for her hand.
2. Her little sister Shania is hilarious! One word: Equipment (this scene had me rolling).
3. The pirates are violently charming.
4. Aiden is a wise-cracking hero whose wit keeps you smiling while Delia
Amber (The Book Bratz)
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***Thank you so much to Swoon Reads for the review copy of ROGUE PRINCESS in exchange for an honest review!***

From the moment I laid eyes on Rogue Princess and read the summary I was sold. A gender bent, sci-fi, Cinderella retelling? Umm, YES PLEASE! I am really in love with the character art on this cover, I think it captures the vibes of this book perfectly and is so eye catching. Rogue Princess was such a fun read that was full of twists
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Rogue Princess is a gender-flipped, sci-fi retelling of Cinderella that is somewhat reminiscent of the film Ever After in terms of plot beats. Princess Delia must marry for the good of her planet, but she wishes there were another way to save her people. Aiden is a kitchen boy and minor thief, but when he meets Delia, he pretends to be someone else, someone worthy of her time and attention.

This was a fun and easy read with some inventive elements, but I didn't love some of the plot choices
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rogue Princess was such a fun read. It's a retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, with science and technology entangled throughout it. This book is about Princess Delia trying to save her dying planet and the only way she can do so is by choosing a prince to marry. However, Delia wants to find another way to save her planet. Thus, she runs away and happens to find a boy, Aidan, who's just looking for a way out too. Together, they try to save the planet from falling into rebel hands.

Yna the Mood Reader
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
"It is my duty to not only wear the crown, but to be the crown. I only thrive if the kingdom thrives."

Series:No, standalone.
Genre:Young Adult Fantasy Retelling
POV:Dual POV, one for each lead

Read if:you are a fan of Cinder, Cinderella, and love stories set in space.

I am not really the go-to person to for sci-fi recommendations, as this is something that I am not normally into reading. But, I was interested in reading Rogue Princess because I was excited about a Cinderella
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love fairytale retelling and Rogue Princess was such a wonderful surprise. It’s fresh, clever, unique, romantic and has such a fantastic cast of strong, diverse characters.

Princess Delia knows her duty. Choose a husband that will benefit the kingdom. That doesn’t mean her heart doesn’t long for a love match. Determined to find another way to secure the energy source her planet needs, she attempts to steal a space ship and broker a deal. Aiden wants to find a better life away from the control
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Jan 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: egalley
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
* Thank you FierceReads for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *

ACTUAL: 4.25 stars

As an overview, this novel is a sci-fi, gender-swapped, Cinderella retelling - and I was really excited for it. Delia feels trapped in an arranged marriage to save her failing planet. Aidan is more interested in a few palace trinkets that can provide him money and a bargaining chip off the planet. When their paths cross in a royal spaceship, their lives become intertwined. As the danger of a rebel
Aug 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
A gender-swapped YA retelling of Cinderella set in space? YAH, I want to be BLESSED BY THIS.
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours, Netgalley, and Swoon Reads for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

I’m the worst at figuring out retellings unless they explicitly tell me THIS IS A ______ RETELLING, like this book said it’s a gender-swapped sci-fi retelling of Cinderella. I personally would not have
Aless {the introvert reads}
Please, oh please do not be a disappointing love story. I'm not a fan of space and sci fi elements but I am hyped about this. Also, the cover is gorgeous and I am here for a black/POC princess.
Bee ☆
Jan 16, 2020 added it
Shelves: 2020-reads

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Delia is the rightful heir to Astor, a planet that is rapidly consuming their resources and have been neglecting parts of their planet for decades. Delia knows her upcoming decision to choose a Prince to marry will decide the fate of her world and she knows that unfortunately her feelings aren’t included in the mix. Duty before love.

Aidan has been stealing here and there to gain enough money to fund an escape to The Desert Planet of Delta Kur. Ever since his mother and
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was too much like Cinder, the world building wasn't fleshed out at all and the romance was...just ew.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love a good fairy tale retelling. Adding in the SciFi elements just added to the joy of reading about this smart, tough princess. The perfect mix of the future and the past.
Tasya Dita
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest review

- Sci-fi isn't really my best genre, it's really rare for them to capture my attention and this one is no exception. I can't bring myself to be interested with the setting and geography, as well as the mythology of Astor.
- It's more like a retelling of Cinder rather than Cinderella? It got the elements of both mixed and improved
- And that's why the plot is a bit predictable
- And while I understand the scary prospect of
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**

A genderbent Cinderella sci-fi retelling? This book instantly grabbed my attention when I read the synopsis on Edelweiss and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I picked it up. So I did. The beginning was a little messy and confusing at first, and I think the world-building could have used some work, but once things started rolling I couldn’t put it down. There were some really interesting
Amanda Danii Reads
Jun 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
T.H. Hernandez
This futuristic, sci-fi, reverse Cinderella retelling is pure gold. B.R. Myers weaves a tale with fascinating characters, stunning world building, and a story that tugs at your heart and makes you care. Princess Delia is due to inherit the crown, but first she must a choose a prince to marry. And love plays no part in that decision. She must choose a mate from a neighboring planet with the resources her planet needs in order to survive. It’s purely a business transaction, and one she feels ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all let me say that I adore this cover art and knew I wanted to read the book without even reading the summary. Then knowing it was a gender-bent Cinderella story - sold, I am in! And I can say that overall it was a fun ride and I definitely recommend it to people who like similar type of stories. I also really personally appreciated that this is a standalone book because I don't know if I could handle a cliff-hanger.

After diving in, I was hooked from the first dramatic scenes. This
Paige Green
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher on Netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Rogue Princess

Author: B.R. Myers

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Recommended Age: 15+ (kidnappings, princesses, and arranged marriages. Also slight violence and some romantic bits)

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Pages: 304

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Synopsis: A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers'
Chrissie Morrison
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Princess Delia was not exactly thrilled with the prospect of choosing a husband, but she knew better than to expect an opportunity to marry for love (even if she wished, deep down, that she could). Her mother, the Queen, invited a bunch of princes from neighboring kingdoms/planets for a visit in an attempt to arrange a marriage that would be beneficial for their kingdom/planet, since they were experiencing a devastating energy shortage. When Delia tried to run from the palace on a "borrowed" ...more
Erin (erinevelynreads)
I have to start this review by admitting that Rogue Princess has a truly special place in my heart. See, one of the truly awesome things about the Swoon Reads imprint is that they allow beta readers to read manuscripts in order to determine if the manuscripts are worthy of publishing. In 2017, one of those manuscripts was named Never Once, and I casually picked it up, thinking I might like it. I devoured it in two days. Well, Never Once was chosen to be published and renamed Rogue Princess, and ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: usa, a2, january, a3e, 2019, swoon-reads
This is billed as a sci fi gender bent Cinderella. That's a lot for a novel to live up to, and sadly this doesn't. It feels like it's trying to be too many things at once, and instead of any of them working properly they just form a big mess. I couldn't follow what was happening well enough and I wasn't drawn back to find out what happened next. I hope some readers do enjoy this, but it's not for me.
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Mandy C.
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Yay, Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Retelling
Bonus Factor: Pirates
Anti-Bonus Factor: Questionable Inclusion
Relationship Status: Fleeting Fling

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Always in the mood for a good scare, B.R. Myers spent most of her teen years behind the covers of Lois Duncan, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. Her YA contemporary coming of age novel, GIRL ON THE RUN, was chosen by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as a BEST BOOK for TEENS for 2016.

When she's not putting her characters in awkward situations, she works as a registered nurse. A member of the
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