Review: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess

secrets of a reluctant princess

If you are a fan of The Princess Diaries, this is a fun twist that you are sure to enjoy.


At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive…

Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping secrets. So far, it’s working.

Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Be seen with the right people.

Kevin, the adorable sketch artist who shares her love of all things nerd, isn’t exactly the right people. But that doesn’t stop Adrianna from crushing on him. The only way she can spend time with him is in disguise, as Princess Andy, the masked girl he’s been LARPing with. If he found out who she really was, though, he’d hate her.

The rules have been set. The teams have their players. Game on.

Length: 354 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: March 7, 2017


Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, Casey Griffendriving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist, and is currently busy writing every moment she can.

Casey writes both romance novels and books for teens, including A Rescue Dog Romance series and the YA novel Secrets of a Reluctant Princess.

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Twitter: @cgriffinauthor




As I mentioned before, if you are a fan of The Princess Diaries, this is a fun twist. Except instead of being a real princess, Adrianna is the princess spokes model for her dad’s bathroom business. A princess with a plunger, if you will. Which also lands her on a reality TV show with her family. Cool, except the fact that it’s completely embarrassing to pose on a toilet in a princess dress.

The thing I loved most about this book is that Adrianna is into larping (think live-action dungeons and dragons), sewing medieval clothing for role play games, etc. It made her so interesting. I also loved her love-interest Kevin, who is an artist and also into larping. Their chemistry was gripping, adorable, and yet completely frustrating at the same time because of all the obstacles that seem destined to keep them apart.

Casey Griffin’s writing was fun, light, and kept me reading straight to the end.

I did have one hang up. Remember how I said  if you liked The Princess Diaries, you would enjoy this? There is a possibility that that may also be the reason that you won’t like this novel. For me, it was too similar. It seemed to follow the same story line, just with different characters filling the roles. There was a lot to like, but I couldn’t get over how alike the two were.

Therefore, I will need to give Secrets of a Reluctant Princess 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Secrets of a Reluctant Princess is available both digitally and in paperback. For more reviews and/or to purchase it, click on the image below. HAPPY READING!


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