Review – When a Princess Proposes by Kerrelyn Sparks

Posted April 26, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – When a Princess Proposes by Kerrelyn SparksWhen a Princess Proposes by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Embraced by Magic #6
Published by Kensington Books on April 26, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Aerthlan’s five Embraced queens have reigned for twenty years, in peace secured by the power of their magic. But now a new and insidious threat has appeared, to test a new generation.


All Princess Eviana needs is an escape. Possessed of an unfortunate and unusual Embraced gift, which she’s been banned from using, she required no training. Now, her overprotective parents want her to wed. As a result, the palace is crammed with obnoxious noblemen. . . . Until Quentin, the enigmatic eagle shifter and royal spy, maneuvers several of the unsuitable suitors into revealing their most embarrassing secrets before the court. Finally, Eviana has an excuse to free herself. If only her family knew the blow that’s shaken her: golden-eyed Quentin’s refusal to let her near . . .

Heroic, but low born, Quentin’s infatuation with Eviana is as inappropriate as it is unshakable. He must keep away from her, for his own sake. But after a series of suspicious deaths, and the princess’s narrow escape from kidnapping, Quentin knows that only together can they expose the danger stalking Aerthlan’s Embraced. On foot, in disguise, they’ll need trust and quick wits to uncover the vicious conspiracy closing around them. But finding the truth might break down their own defenses as well . . .

I had a lot of fun with this book! I have been a fan of this series from the start and was really excited to learn that there would be books featuring the younger generation.  I just love the world that these books are set in and the various abilities that the characters possess. This book had all of the action, excitement, and romance that I hoped it would have.

Eviana is a princess and has lived a rather sheltered life and nobody knows what her powers might be. Quinn is an eagle shifter who works as a messenger and spy for the different realms. Quinn has been in love with Evianna for years but feels like he is beneath her. When they go on a mission together they get all the time together that they need to really get to know each other. I really liked Eviana and Quinn and thought that they had a lot of chemistry together.

I loved that this book features not only a wonderful romance but also an exciting plot. I was really worried for the characters several times during the story. They proved to be very brave and worked incredibly well as a team. I liked that we get to see a bit into the life the villains of the story live. I thought that seeing their motivations added a lot to the story. The secondary characters were fantastic and I was thrilled to see not just one but two romances worked into this story.

I would recommend this book to others. Once I started reading this book, I didn’t want to put it down. I love the world-building and the creative abilities of many of the characters in this series. I cannot wait to read more books set in this world.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Kensington Books via NetGalley.

12 responses to “Review – When a Princess Proposes by Kerrelyn Sparks

  1. I’ve seen so many great reviews for this author lately and this one looks especially good! I need to try this series!