Twisted Palace. Erin Watt. Romance/Young adult/Contemporary. 2016. 370 pages. 3 stars.
I’m a Royal, baby. I don’t run. I fight.
These Royals will ruin you…
From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.
Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.
No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.
With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.
I read this right after finishing Broken Prince because it left off with a cliffhanger so naturally, I needed to know what happens next. This book takes a rather dark turn from what I expected this series to be because it already dealt with legal issues within the characters at the very start, but it escalated to a greater degree in this one. It talks about sensitive issues such as cheating, murder, lies, bribery, and the like. Personally I’m not a fan of fiction that deals with heavy issues so I was a bit turned off but I kept reading.
We see The Royals lose their grip on power and reputation. Some minor characters get their own storyline which is a nice addition to the series because it can’t all be lawsuits and trials in this contemporary book. We also get more of the Royal brothers as opposed to Reed hogging all the chapters.
The book doesn’t lighten up until the last few pages, so a lot of things happen at the last few chapters rather than spacing it out evenly. There was a lot to take in and I read them so fast that I had to go over them again to confirm what I really read. Overall I’d give The Royals series a 3.5/5!