The Prince by Jillian Dodd

Hi All!  It’s Becky, again.  I love spy books and I really enjoyed Jillian Dodd’s That Boy Series so I was excited when I found an audiobook for The Prince on Overdrive.  Unfortunately, this one didn’t live up to my expectations.

32566338._SY475_Title: The Prince
Author: Jillian Dodd
Note: I listened to the audiobook.

Summary: Huntley Von Allister is a beautiful heiress who recently inherited billions of dollars from a father she never knew existed.  She and her new brother, Ari, will have to travel the world together to bond and earn their inheritance.  However, Huntley isn’t real.  The eighteen-year-old beauty is actually a spy sent from the most elite agency in the United States.  Her mission is to infiltrate the Montrovia royal family to save the prince from an unknown threat on his life.  Can Huntley complete her mission and not lose her heart to the dashing royal?

Review: I really wanted to like this book but it just didn’t work for me.  Dodd is trying to write an incredible kickass main character but Huntly never got beyond average action hero.  She isn’t really rememberable and her story feels a little too familiar.  Dodd basically tried to write a YA James Bond which is fine but without the charming movie star to watch the story feels flat.  Huntley is going through life without making real relationship but there isn’t any real emotion or a reason for me to care enough to continue with the story.  Plus, I have to wonder who the intended audience is for this book.  The book is cataloged as a teen book however the content skews a little more new adult but much of the behavior that makes new adult books so popular is implied instead of described so older audience may not actually be interested.  This book was the first in a series and evidently, it found an audience because there are seven books in this series but I don’t think I’m will to revisit Huntley’s world.

Final Rating: 2 out of 5


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