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Imperfect Princess

(Modern Princess Collection #1)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  49 reviews
It started with fire.

Not the kind that burns inside you and melts your heart into a mess of happy feelings. A real one. One that rips through wood and disintegrates brick and bone, leaving ashes and orphans in its wake.

Death would have saved me from a rocky family life. There would be no cigarette burns on the soles of my feet, no vicious words engraved in my mind, and no
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Sonya Jesus The fairytale aspect. I loved the idea of innocent love and moving obstacles to come to each other.
Sonya Jesus It's one of my favorite fairytales. It had be at goblin and shard of glass.…moreIt's one of my favorite fairytales. It had be at goblin and shard of glass.(less)

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Paula  Phillips
May 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I will be sad to see this Modern Princess collection finish as I have been enjoying them, so far I have read the first four books in the series and each one has been amazing as the main female leads have drawn me in. Imperfect Princess by Sonya Jesus is loosely based on the Snow Queen. If you thought Rebel Princess was edgy, Imperfect Princess by Sonya Jesus takes the edginess up a few notches from orphans to abusive foster care and then the witness protection program. The book starts briefly wi ...more
Karen Hrdlicka
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love when an author stretches beyond their normal writing zone. Sonya Jesus writes mostly hard-core thriller and mafia books, and while some of those elements are in Imperfect Princess, the story is far more about the romance and reconnecting with a lost love. While I love the author's other works, it was refreshing not to keep a body count in this story.
Thorn's family was killed when she was young, growing up in foster care scarred her emotionally and physically. However, while her last fost
Kari Hansen
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Losing her parents as a child was bad enough, being raised in foster care was even more difficult but when Thorn lost Kai it was devastating. He was her best friend, her first love and the man who accepted her imperfections and all until her foster father’s activities has everyone believing that she is dead.

Kai has tried to move on with his life, but he has never forgotten his first love. When a new student shows up at college he is conflicted as she feels like Thorn but doesn’t look like her. H
Victoria Weston
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I didn't know what to expect. It does hold your attention and it does have some suspenseful moments. I did like this story and I felt like tit does hold your attention and also has some twists in the story that you don't see coming which is always great.

This book is part of a series in the The Modern Princess Collection book #1.

Thorn has has things extremely tough in her life and after she had no choice but to grow up in foster care becaus
Lilly Charysma
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Modern Princess Collection has such a great start! I loved “Imperfect Princess” was a GREAT story. We have strong characters, emotion, a solid plot, so it’s a recipe for success according to my standards.

Life has not been kind to Thorn. Having to wear her scars, she hides away, missing her best friend, the only person that showed her a glimpse into what love and friendship should be. Kai, on the other hand, has been missing his best friend and mourned her loss. Still, sometimes all good thin
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell hard and fast for the characters in this book , and their story.
I loved the intrigue, it had me questioning which characters I trusted and which ones I didn't .
I gladly got wrapped up in Kai and Thorn/ Rose's story , it kept me on my toes, knowing that something bad could happen at any minute.

Kai and Thorns friendship was short lived . Their love for each other never died, even though Kai believed Thorn had died.

Thorn is now Rose. She has always wanted to see Kai again , but being in witn
Sonya Jesus
May 15, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
😍💋 Kai & Thorn 💋😍

Holy hell. Throbbing lips on quivering me.
My courage dies in a whisper, stealthily hidden between the lips I’ve never forgotten. They feel the same. Like acceptance and an invitation to stay. A promise of closeness I’ve so longed for.
Tongue-tied and unable to stop the collision of souls—the massive impact of two magnetic-sized hearts forced apart by time—I do nothing but shiver under his gaze. My weakness meets his strength, lips connect again and again, and I’m unass
Cali Gals
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was excited to start this series and this story did not disappoint. It had me at sexy, angsty fairytale. This one is loosely based on “The Snow Queen”.

Thorn and Kai (best names) have a young love, friends to lovers tale to tell. Ugh Thorn has had a devastating childhood and is now returning home. She has a new look and name. Read the story and you can find out why. My heart hurts thinking about it.

Kai has been dealing with a devastating lose for years, until he finds out it was all a lie. Ee
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was emotionally challenging to read. It touches your heart as you read the travesty of Thorn’s life. She goes from foster home to foster home and with each one she develops scars that lays weight on her soul both mentally and physically. Her one highlight was Kai the boy next door that she secretly met. When her foster father runs into trouble with the mob, her life undergoes changes again leaving Kai devastated. Now she is back and at CamU after leaving behind her involvement of help ...more
Sue Wallace
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect princess by Sonya Jesus.
Death would have saved me from a rocky family life. There would be no cigarette burns on the soles of my feet, no vicious words engraved in my mind, and no Kai Madison. The friend who saw past the scars and offered me pennies for my secrets. The guy who stole my heart with a single kiss in the middle of a rose garden on a snowy winter.
Nothing would have been easier to leave behind—to vanish from—but for the past four years, I've been isolated from the world, liv
Kristina Ashmun
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a way to start a Princess series. This book blew me away and I never expected it. I have never read a book by Sonya but after this, I’m going to start. I just know all her books will be as good as this. There’s so many things going on in this book but it’s not overwhelming it just hits you at different times. Great book!
R.K. Tejaswi
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Scarred but beautiful

The way Kai (male lead) mentioning the beauty of Thorn aka Rose (female lead), can be used to describe the book too. The Imperfect Princess is the first book in Modern Princess series which follows the self-acclaimed Princess of the Camelot University (CamU). It is a retelling of Snow Queen.

The story starts with five years back when Thorn, the name for Penelope Rose Thornton by Kai Madison when they are fourteen and fifteen years old teenagers from upstate New Year. Many
Andrea Guy
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Princess is a great way to start the Modern Princesses collection. Imperfect Princess is an emotionally charged read, based on The Snow Queen. Now I have to say that this isn't a fairy tale I'm very familiar with, so the story just had to hold its own with me, and it really pulled me in right away.

Its Rose who has the life that is not what it seems when she's at Camelot U. She's spent years with surgeries to correct injuries sustained when her foster father tried to kill her and his w
Sophie Koufes
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Princess (Modern Princess Collection #1) is a cutting edge retelling fairytale romance of The Snow Queen with a mafia twist. I absolutely loved this version so much. Right from the beginning to the very end I couldn't put it down as the pages were calling me. I fell in love with the mc's Kai Madison and Penelope Rose Thornton AKA Thorn right in the beginning. I loved the writing style and the arrangement was perfect. Heaps of mystery and suspense swirling through the pages, along with ...more
Erin Figueiredo
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Love Story!

This is a really great love story that will tug on your emotions and break your heart at times. Thorn has had a very damaged childhood and then to lose the only friend she cared about broke her along the way. But over the years Thorn has grown into a strong woman who can face her fears. Kai has always thought about Thorn and morns her everyday. When these two finally meet up again their connection and chemistry is still there and is stronger than ever. Their story is fast paced
Charlotte Lynn
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
A young girl forced to live her life in fear. She is parentless and in the foster care system, living with a couple that is not what they seem. She is left feeling that no one loves her until she happens upon the boy next door. Then she is thought dead. There is no trace of her.

Kai, the boy next door, is attending college when he runs into another student getting coffee and swears it is the girl next door, the one who is thought dead, and the one he never got over. He can't believe it, blows up
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable read. This twist on the Snow Queen fairy tale easily kept my attention. The connection and history between Thorn and Kai helped to make a moving a captivating story. You can expect plenty of emotion, angst, drama, suspense and tension as this couple's romance unfolds. This is my elective, truthful review. ...more
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the start of this series about Thorn and Kai! Surprising twists and drama. A great read!

I read an ARC copy of this book.
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book for this series! Thorn and Kai knew each other as children/ teenagers. Kai was the only thing that Thorn had in her life that was any good. She was in the foster care system and her life had been anything but nice. Circumstances separated them until they reunite at Camelot University. Their story is full of twists and turns and so worth reading!

Thank you for the privilege of reading this book! Well done
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have not read a bad book from this author yet and this book is no exception! The great plot and character development kept me so engaged throughout the entire book that I had a very hard time putting this book down until the very last page was turned!
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book is based on the Snow Queen. It starts off with Thorn being in what would be her last foster home. Her foster mom is abusive, but her foster dad is nice except he is not around much. Thorn also has Kai, the neighbor boy, who sees the real her and just lets her be herself. On her fifteenth birthday, her foster fathers tries to take the family over the border into Canada to get away from the drug cartel he has been working for unfortunately they do not make it. From a video, Kai and the r ...more
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Cynthia L. Green
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story. The beginning I thought was the end for Thorn and Kia. Two young kids helping each other and finding something special, comfort and love. Thorn lived in hell every day with her Foster mother, Meryl who mistreated her everyday. Her only bright spot was meet up with Kia on Wednesday nights at the bonfire. Thorn’s Foster father, Del Rio was away a lot on business. Del Rio made her feel safe when he was home. Everything changed one night when they had to leave all of a sudden. Thorn fou ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Princess starts out with Thorn, who lost her family when she was younger, and has had to live through several very bad foster families. This last family, the foster mother is horrible, while the foster father does honestly care for her, but he's gone so much of the time. Little did she know that he was involved with the mafia, and that it would lead to him killing his wife, and driving himself & Thorn into Niagara Falls, however she doesn't die but everything else changes as she goes i ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Imperfect Princess by Sonya Jesus is the first book in the modern princess collection. It is a stand alone book and you don’t need to read the rest of the books to enjoy this one.

What can I say about this book?! Umm, WOW! Seriously, I could not put this book down. It had a bit of everything, mystery, romance, crime, maybe even a ghost...

This book had me experiencing so many emotions, especially with the backstory at the start of the book, I just wanted to give 14yr old Thorn the biggest hug. S
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I seriously loved this story. Thorn comes back from some of the darkest times anyone could ever endure, and I loved that she was basically reincarnated - and got a second chance with her only love. There were lots of twists and turns in this book, which kept me turning the pages because I really wanted to find out what was going to happen next. I loved the backstory, loved that Kai and Thorn got their chance, loved the journey that this book took me on. What a fantastic start to this collection! ...more
Nicole Ortiz
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A beautiful, entertaining retelling of The Ice Queen. Growing up in the foster care system after he death of her parents Thorn has not had it easy. Finding solace in her weekly meets with the boy next door who trades her thoughts for pennies. Then things take a turn when her foster dad get in trouble with the cartel. Years later she's back with more scars and comes face with the boy next door but he has changed too. Can they find a way to a second chance. Love the start of this series and can't ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such an exceptional read, I LOVED IT!

I was scared for Thorn - but, I loved that Kai was always there for her - he didn't treat her like the other kids, she was different, and he liked that about her. They were neighbors - he 'knew' what was going on in her household, but he wanted her to be able to count on him, and she did - she looked forward to their Wednesday's. Tragedy stikes and he loses his best friend.

Years later, he thinks he sees her in a campus coffee shop, it can't be, can i
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Modern Princess Collection is kicked off by Imperfect Princess written by a new to me author. Even though this is the first I've read by this author, it certainly will not be the last. This was a very intriguing story. I swear my heart even broke a few times with all that Thorn had gone through in her short life. This story had the right combination of drama, suspense, and romance. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I felt it was left too open-ended. I found myself ...more
Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
A heart-breaking second chance romance! Imperfect Princess is a beautiful tale of overcoming abuse, to fight for what you want in life. This was an emotional roller coaster ride that will throw a few twists and turns in to keep you on your toes. A wonderful start to the Modern Princess Collection and I can't wait for more!

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