Book Review: How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by E. Eason

Title: How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
By: K. Eason
Genre: Scifi 
Pages: 406
Release Date: October 8th, 2019
Publisher: DAW
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads: First in a duology that reimagines fairy tale tropes within a space opera—The Princess Bride meets Princess Leia

Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. 

Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world.

When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination—how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

Review: I had a hard time getting into this one. I'm wondering if it was the pacing of the story or the story itself. Usually, I burn through a book in one day, being unable to put it down, but this book took me several days to get through because I kept getting board with the story. I loved the characters. They were fun and colorful. The world was interesting and full of scifi elements. I could only give it a three star. It just wasn't right for me.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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