Review: ♥ Twisted Palace ♥ by Erin Watt

Posted October 18, 2016 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review:  ♥ Twisted Palace ♥ by Erin WattTwisted Palace (The Royals, #3) by Erin Watt
Published by Self-Published on October 16, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 322
Format: eARC
Source: Author

The hotly anticipated conclusion to the Royals series begun in the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Paper Princess and Broken Prince.
“This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Twisted Palace was an awesome conclusion to the Royals trilogy. Readers are in for an absolute treat. I eagerly await the next book from Erin Watt. —New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Towle
"Erin Watt's words are addictive brilliance. If you haven't let these Royals ruin you yet, what are you waiting for?"—USA Today Bestselling Author Meghan March
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. 



Twisted Palace (The Royals #3)

By Erin Watt


The life and times of the rich and the famous.

Well, this series has shaken up some of my childhood dreams and wishes. Look, I will try not to blame Erin Watt (or the dastardly duo behind Erin Watt) too much, but someone has to take responsibility for blasting my beliefs that the rich and famous have it easy. How dare they take away my dreams of becoming a Princess living a life of luxury. What right did they have to show me that PrinceCharming isn’t perfect? How can they live with themselves knowing that my dreams of living in a beautiful Palace have been Twisted? So, my childhood wishes and dreams are gone but at least I can firmly say that I learned my lesson…the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

I started Twisted Palace nervous and excited. How will the story play out? Who did it? How will they prove it? Will the new face in the game change everything?

Reed is on the hot seat. I felt such overwhelming sympathy for Reed from the very first page of Twisted Palace. This is a guy who has been self-absorbed, egotistical and a hot head for years. He is finally starting to see the error of his ways and loves that Ella, by his side, has made him a better person. The Royal family again must stand together. Will their lives ever be normal? Reed knows that his father fixes problems by throwing money at it, but this time his money is useless. His past is about to punch him in the gut.

Ella loves Reed with her whole heart. Seeing him so devastated by the events leading up to now, is making her anxious. She wants to help and not just sit back letting other people work towards a positive outcome. What if there isn’t a positive outcome? Is she wrong to have unquestionable faith in Reed? Should she trust that everything is exactly how Reed says it is? All Ella can do is stand by her man and hold his hand.

The Royals has been a series that surprised me from the start. I am not a reader who goes looking for Young Adult stories. When I heard who the authors were, I admit it did sway me towards giving it a try. Honestly, I still stand by what I said in Broken Prince that this series should be changed from YAto YBAMYoung Body Adult Mind. Yes, there were times that made me pull my hair out with frustration at their immaturity, but there were also times that amazed me with their maturity, especially Ella’s.

There is still the nastiness from their peers, the craziness of their extreme wealth and disgust with what people are willing to do to get their way. What was different in this story, is Ella’s realisation that she is different from the other kids in more ways than just her previous poverty. She has had the freedom that most 17-year-olds dream of. Ella hasn’t had to deal with curfews, rules and restrictions because most of her childhood was spent acting the parent instead of the kid. It did make me stop and reflect on whether it was right to put these restrictions on her so late in the game. While it seemed like torture for her, would it eventually be seen (by her) as a way for the adults in her life to show their love and care? Hmmm…it’s a tricky one.

When the cards are all laid out and I have finally seen “who done it”, am I happy?

Somewhat…sorta…kinda. The ending of Twisted Palace did seem a little rushed but I’m happy with the way the story concluded. I really enjoyed getting to know and see both Ella and Reed grow and mature. These two are still really young but you can’t help but believe that with what they’ve faced already, there’s a good chance they can make it to the end.


It seemed as if the dealer still has a card up his sleeve. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of The Royals.


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