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Rogue Princess

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  871 ratings  ·  298 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 way
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 energ
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 impo
Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

***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 twis
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 sa
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Jan 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: egalley
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Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers is, by all accounts, right up my alley. It's a Cinderella retelling, which we all know I love, with a strong female lead and a pretty interesting plotline. I should have loved this book. Unfortunately, I did not. And when I sat down to think about why I didn't fall in love with this book just as I have many Cinderella retellings in the past (I swear, Cinderella retellings have to be the one film type that I've watched the most of, not even ge
“We gain power, not by what we take, but by what we’re willing to give up.”

A quick, fun read, but nothing super memorable. I liked the twists on the classic fairytale, but unfortunately, I couldn't stop unconsciously comparing to Cinder, and in the end, Rogue Princess just doesn't have the sparkle of The Lunar Chronicles.

Delia was a fun heroine, and Aidan was very interesting. But everything else felt surface-level: The side characters all seemed to be pretty one-dimensional, and th
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-interested
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 made
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
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ 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 exci
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.
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
Olivia Wildenstein
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun book. So many twists and turns I did NOT see coming.
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 gue
Mabel ♡
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Two hours into the audio book and the plot felt like it was moving in slow motion. On top of that, I didn't find myself connecting to either main character. I felt like a solid 25% of the book was enough time to know this wasn't the book for me and so, I DNF'd it. It didn't deliver what I was looking for, but that has more to do with my own preferences than any glaring issue with the book.
Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I hoped to and found myself wanting more than was on offer.
These Violent Delights (Robin)
*Actual rating is a 3.5

I enjoyed this, I really did.. but I had such high hopes for this one and unfortunately it ultimately let me down. Maybe I was expecting a Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) level of retelling, or maybe not.. I don't know.

The characters were all right.. the plot was okay. The world building was fine... There just wasn't anything memorable about it... nothing was truly outstanding. Maybe I should lower my rating, but I just currently don't have the heart to.
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 up
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. ...more
100% 5/5 stars (I wish I could give this book more)

Listen up guys, I have VERY strong feelings about this book. So strong that I would fight about it, if anyone hates on this. (and I usually never have) SO BEWARE!


- Very badass princess Delia, who I thought was our very generic 'strong' female lead, but she is really badass and so much more than that. She is one of a type. She is the type of princess, who is willing to marry a stranger she does not love in order to
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
In this gender-swapped sci-fi retelling of Cinderella, Delia must choose a prince to marry to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. But when she meets a stowaway on her spaceship named Aidan and sparks fly, she feels there must be another way. Battling duty and each other’s wits, they uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy the planet forever.

Ok, so I really enjoyed this book and was pleasantly surprised! Although I was a bit thrown off in the beginning as the synopsis on the ba
Silly Goose
Rogue Princess: ★★★
*Taylor Swift Readathon Part 7: Lover*

As always, let us applaud this magnificent cover art before we begin this review.
*immense applause*

Ahem, let me start this off with, I can easily see how someone could really enjoy this book but apparently I'm just not that someone.

To me, this book just felt like a reversed Cinder trying to be The Selection. And not The Selection, The Selection, I'm talking the second one with the brunette girl, you know what I mean?

It also didn't help tha
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My opinion was not affected by the free copy.

This is going to be a really hard one to talk about without going into spoilers. When I saw this was a gender reverse of Cinderella, I was intrigued. You don't get to see many takes on it where the guy is in the role of Cinderella. This is more like taking some familiar elements about the story-- the stepfamily, the ball, the shoe that fits just ri
Fae Crate
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great premise for a story! For anyone who has ever wanted to try sci-fi, this is a great intro to it! A sweet mix of science fiction and romance, this book is sure to make you smile. Plus the COVER 😍😍. Now I need all the fanart.
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
agh...I feel bad I didn't like this more! I want more Canadian authors. The premise and characters and plot were just okay. I feel like I've read this before but in books where I've connected more to the characters and such. ...more
h i n d
Apr 19, 2020 marked it as abandoned
Abandoned at 13%

There's nothing wrong with this book, I'm just cleaning my 'on hold' shelf and realistically I'm not picking this up again, as much as I hate to dnf, this book did not hook me and my reading slump is already bad as it is.
Aug 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
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. ...more
BeeButBookish ♡

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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 mo
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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 Wri

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