Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 book 88

Alyssa Cole's A Princess in Theory
I’ve been meaning to read this for ages and wanted something on the lighter side today, and though the premise may sound a bit silly, it’s all grounded in reality and in very real, relatable characters. It starts with a young black woman in New York who’s in grad school for epidemiology (and struggling to balance school and some part time jobs), who starts receiving spammish emails about how she’s betrothed to the prince of an African nation. But of course, the emails are real, and since the prince is coming to New York for business (with his amazing intrepid lesbian assistant), he decides to track her down. This book is totally charming and engrossing and I loved it. There is a slight mystery element that was very easy to figure out, but it wasn’t too annoying, and everything else was great. Can’t wait for the next one. A/A-.

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