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Identity

(The Kingdom Chronicles #3)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  495 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Anwen's uncanny resemblance to Princess Lavena has been a curse since the moment she entered her service, as the spoiled princess has frequently used it to her advantage by forcing Anwen to switch places with her. But Princess Lavena’s latest scheme is her worst—and most dangerous—yet: compelling Anwen to take the princess’s place in her marriage to her loathed fiancé, Pri ...more
Kindle Edition, 351 pages
Published June 25th 2019 (first published June 24th 2019)
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Julie Carpenter
First off, I have to begin my review by saying to those of you who have been reading this series, you're going to LOVE this one! I think there were several who didn't care much for Rosie's story (book #2) but I can't urge you enough to grab this one and read it! It was fabulous! I didn't want to set it down. I giggled and laughed and swooned and sighed. Oh, my heart! I think I might have highlighted whole chapters because I just loved the scene so much. I wasn't intending to highlight that much ...more
Camille
I know authors aren’t supposed to have favorite book children, but this book is currently mine (shh, don’t tell the others). The idea struck me hard one night, and as a result, I scarcely got any sleep as I kept writing down ideas. At the time, Pathways was already outlined and waiting to be written, but I couldn’t even start working on it until this book was finished, meaning it was born before my debut novel was. This book is so special to me; I absolutely love the characters and the journey t ...more
Merie Shen
3.5 stars

Okay.

Okay. So. If y'all have been following along on my GR updates, you should know that I was very, very eager to read about Prince Liam's story in the Kingdom Chronicles series. Liam is a favorite of mine from the previous two books, so when the author mentioned ARCs, naturally I leaped at the chance to grab one.

And whew, just gotta take a quick breather because Identity was quite possibly one of the sweetest romances I've ever read.

*drums fingers* Let's keep this a short one, shall w
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Kathy
This was a sweet retelling of The Goose Girl, which is a story I always enjoy. I thought this had a fresh and entertaining take. I was quickly sucked into the story, I always enjoy a marriage of convenience story and thought this had a fun twist. Anwen was a likable heroine, forced to pretend she is someone else and take on the role of princess was overwhelming, but she makes the best of it. While this is a High Fantasy novel, it had a regency feel to it.


Content:
Clean romance, no language or vi
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Katie W
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 Stars) First off, this series has some of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen! Secondly, this series is great! I wasn't in love with the last book, but this one had my heart swooning in a snap.

Anwen has been the diva princess's servant for years and they look almost identical to one another. When Princess Lavena places a curse on Anwen, forcing her to take her place in an arranged marriage with Prince Liam, a whole new world opens up.

Anwen has the heart of a saint and is one of the m
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Finitha Jose
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
'Identity' is the third book in the Kingdom Chronicles, a series focusing on the retelling of fairy tales. And this time we have The Goose Girl. Prince Liam is one of the characters I loved in the first book and here also he doesn't disappoint a bit. The funny, easy-going boy has not changed at all. We also get to see some of the characters from the previous books, and that was another boost. Don't fret if you haven't touched the other books, this can perfectly be read as a standalone.
While the
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Cathy
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fairy tale re-tellings are some of my favorite types of books! I love the way this author does hers. They are full of great plots, and great characters. I really just love everything about them!

This book is all told through the perspective of Anwen. She’s Princess Levena’s handmaiden. The only problem is, Princess Levena put a spell on her with a ring and made her pose as the princess herself. I loved the craziness that brought to Anwen’s life. She is forced to marry the princess’ fiance, Liam.
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
First, I need to say how much I love this cover. Not only is it beautiful but it represents perfectly what is found inside.

This is the third book in the Kingdom Chronicles series and it is easily my favorite so far. I loved how sweetly the friendship and romance developed between Anwen and Liam. Because I just really loved both of these characters, it made it easy to become invested in their story and their happiness. Anwen has to be the kindest person ever. Her gentle personality was so refre
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Kristen
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loooooved it! Camille Peters is now one of my new favorite authors. Such a great story, loved every second of it.

Moral Note: Clean, mild talk of infidelity before and after marriage.
Melissa
This story had some of my favorite elements and the bones of it were good. The idea was great. The believe-ability was not. The prince and his family had known this girl all her life. They were engaged for 7 years, there is no way he or his mom and sisters, who were her friends would mistake this girl for the princess. Their was also lots of repetitive thoughts, we only get her POV and she repeats the same thoughts over a over. She cries a ton and it just started to wear on me. Just too many hol ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-2019
Such a refreshingly new take on the goose girl book. While some things remain the same, the geese and the goose girl, the rest of the book is an adventure worth the read. Anwen is forced to take princess Lavena's place and is married to Liam, who hates Lavena. While trying to hold her heart back from having any feelings for Liam, they start to spend time together and fall in love. Lavena shows back up to ruin everything as Anwen knew she would and is heart broken. Should she go back to her geese ...more
Deborah
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this one! I read the first book of this series and it was just okay. I wasn’t very interested in moving on but I read a few reviews and everyone said this was their favorite... I could see why! I loved the two main characters and I loved how their relationship felt real. I just kept turning pages and couldn’t wait to see how it was all going to turn out.

If you like a good fairytale retelling, then you should pick this one up. It’s loosely based on “The Goose Girl.”

Stephanie
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ooooh, this is my FAVORITE book in the series so far!! Anwen is my favorite! She is such a sweet and lovable character. And LIAM! Hahah, he is THE most dashing Prince ever!! :) This is such a fun and adorable story!! Also, the geese scenes were the cutest scenes I have read in my entire life!!!! LOVE!
Fifi
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was SO FREAKING CUTE. Probably my favorite book I’ve read so far this year. I love this series and I love this fairytale world.
Cat
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I tried really hard to get into this book.
I really liked the idea of the ring binding Anwen to secrecy and the idea of "becoming" Lavena through having to take on her identity. However, I never felt that Anwen was ever being anyone but herself. That's the problem. I find it much too strange that no one would notice the switch, especially Liam. I love Liam's willingness to forgive "Lavena" of her past transgressions, but it came on so quickly. I just can't see someone being that quick to get over
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Barbara Peters
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A story of a prince from one kingdom and a princess from another who are pledged to wed for the benefit of both countries, The only problem is that they can't stand each other. So the princesses handmaiden [who looks very much like her] is placed under a spell to take her place. The wedding lakes place and the fun and adventures begin. The book is full of adventures , pranks and of discovering each other and of course falling in love. But Lavena returns and decides she wants to eventually vecome ...more
Elizabeth
Underwhelming

I've always loved the fairytale about the goose girl, so I was excited to read this retelling. It started off strong with plenty of banter and I liked that the Heroine had a reason for why she couldn't reveal herself to the Hero. But after a few chapters the witty banter continued and that was all the entire book was. It was pure fluff with practically no plot. Every challenge the characters faced was resolved within a few pages and ended with Liam waxing poetic about Lavena. It was
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Camilla
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay, it was a worthy effort and I liked how the author really worked to make the protagonists fall in love with sincerity and not just the passage of time and the convenience of proximity. But there was so very little danger or conflict in this book that I grew bored of hearing how much the two main characters loved each other and how they were going to work really hard to figure out a way to be together. I wanted more misunderstandings, more drama, more of the villain getting her way and almos ...more
Candice Allen
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One can never truly lose oneself

This was a delightful experience, taking the time to create a wonderful story with a happy ending. I enjoyed the characters and the description that let me share these characters world. I enjoyed Anwen and felt her struggle when placed under the contract ring forcing her to pretend to be princess Lavinia. I was delighted to see that she still remained as true to herself as she could, letting her kindness and compassion shine, along with her love for insects. This
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Lisa Dawn
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Last week, I read Spelled and brought up some issues with the main character's personality as well as the lack of a direct antagonist. Now that I have completed Identity, the next book in The Kingdom Chronicles, I am pleased to say that my enjoyment Camille Peters' writing has greatly improved. The book has a fantastic protagonist who is easy to relate to and a deliciously wicked princess who does everything in her power to get between prevent the main character's happiness. The book is inspired ...more
Mary
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fairytales
Having loved the first two books in this series (yes! Rosie too! ;) Loooved her hilarious and witty banter with Alastair!), I was a bit disappointed with this one. The premise was exciting, I'd adored Liam in the previous books and was curious about getting to know Lavena's mysterious look-alike maid Anwen, and I was eager for previous characters to make an appearance.

Liam and Anwen's romance itself is adorable, with some seriously swoony scenes where I was staring transfixed at the page (hehe!
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Samantha
Remember when I said I wouldn't read the next book in this series? Well...I lied. This one started off so well (thank goodness for a heroine with common sense!) that I thought it would get better. I was sort of right. To save time, here's a list:
PROS:
Story made sense and felt feasible. It wasn't too easy a fix, not too difficult, and it made sense. The problems felt real and touching.
Bless Anwen for having common sense, an interesting hobby, and being a kind person that didn't feel fake!
Geese.
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Megen
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How to Be True to Yourself, Even Under Impossible Circumstances

It would be impossible for me to refrain from proclaiming the following, so proclaim it I must: Anwen and Liam are one of my all-time favorite fantasy/fairytale couples. I absolutely adored how well Liam's love of discovery, fun, humor, and levity paired with Anwen's own sense of adventure, exploration, bravery, and grit. Even more, I deeply appreciated Liam's ability to push aside his view of Lavena to see Anwen for who she really i
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Leah Feltner
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m always drawn back to this series because the covers are just so pretty and then the stories are cute, too.
I love fairytale retellings and I liked how this one had a twist by making the goose girl be the princess instead of the other way around.
This story is about Prince Liam, who has been a big character in both the previous books, and Anwen, who is Princess Lavena’s handmaiden. Lavena is a spoiled and mean princess who hates Prince Liam (he hates her too) but they are in a marriage contra
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Jia
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a sucker for these kind of plots and retellings.

This is one of my favorites! Prince Liam is such a sweetheart, I'm afraid he will raise my standards when it comes to men. Lmao. He's not the perfect prince you'll hope for but the perfect husband. His mischievousness is one of my favorite trait of his and Anwen, the main character from the story is such a lovely girl. Goose girl or not. She deserves it. As she can see Prince Liam's worthiness and has proven herself to be a capable person.

AND IT
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Gypsy Madden
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good fairy tale retelling! Admittedly, I don’t care much for the wave of modern retellings, so being set in a medieval fantasy world is perfect for my tastes. Though it should probably be noted, that this was rather devoid of fantasy elements. Really, the magic ring was the only bit of magic within the book. Essentially the story is a historical/medieval romance. I loved that Anwen was fleshed out with quite a bit of past history to her character as well as odd hobbies, and likes and di ...more
Courtney
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, I loved this one, too. Again, not perfect, but I have to give the 5 stars for how much fun I had while reading it. This one wasn't as funny as the last, and I missed the clever banter, but it still was thoroughly enjoyable. The first chapter hooked me in—which I loved. Of course I knew that this book would end in a happily ever after, but I really didn’t know how we were going to get there. Many fairy tale retellings are far too predictable, so I appreciated this. I had been eagerly waitin ...more
Maria Thomas
I think this is a good young adult book. I still haven't read the first in this series but I can say that I liked this one better than the second. I liked Anwen a lot as she tries to maintain her integrity under circumstances that require her to lie and deceive against her will. I also loved Liam once he stopped being rude and mean. Once he was convinced that the "princess" wasn't going to be horrible to him he became so loving and loyal. Tripped a couple times along the way but it was understan ...more
Amy
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-my-love, annotate
I’m soo in love... this is (one of) the most beautiful, wonderful and enchanting love story I have ever read...
to begin with Anwen, what a beautiful compassionate,kindhearted, bave woman. Her kindness and sweetness was inspiring. Then Liam. My new love,
what a wonderful, charming, cute and adorable sweet and romantic loving man he is. I love them so Munch. Their love was er
Everything. Lavena was mean and vicious, shellfish and even scary sometimes. I feel so Much for Anwen and Liam. What she di
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Leah
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible Storytelling

Every book in this series gets better and better!

The Goose Girl has been one of my favorite fairy tales since reading Shannon Hale’s version when I was young. Having read several more versions over the years including Melanie Dickerson’s A Noble Servant and K.M. Shea’s Goose Girl, this is the first I’ve read to take this story direction. Not only does the servant get her point of view without being cast as the main character but she is a look-alike to the princess without
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Camille Peters was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where she grew up surrounded by books. As a child, she spent every spare moment reading and writing her own stories on every scrap of paper she could find. Becoming an author was always more than a childhood dream; it was a certainty.

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