By – Alyssa Cole

How to Catch a Queen is the 1st Novel of this series written by Alyssa Cole. It’s also somewhat related with the Reluctant Royals series, so you might find some familiar characters. I need to admit that I adored this book from the beginning and ended it in record time. Shanti is an astounding lady, solid, delightful, astute, and with a mind and will of her own.

Shanti has always wanted to be a queen and to achieve that end she has really worked hard. enlisting the guide of her parents in the acknowledgment of her fantasy, and enlisting with the matchmaking site RoyalMatch.com. But, the path she has decided to travel is not a simple one, and many have laughed at her for their impression of what they think about a silly dream. However, Shanti isn’t anything if not difficult, and will not permit herself to be derailed from her excursion. Her purposes behind needing to turn into a queen are obvious to her, to need power to do good. Her desire have nothing to do with glory or Money… or even a king.

Prince Sanyu is the upcoming king of the realm of Nyaza. His dad, Sanyu I, assisted with restoring the government subsequent to driving out the Liechtienbourger colonizers, with the guide of his main counsel and dearest companion, Musoke. However, that was quite a while past, and things are not working out positively. The ruler and his guide are resistant to change, keeping their nation buried in the customs of the past, and declining to engage thoughts concerning progress, or unions with different nations. The difficulty is that the king is dying, and soon Sanyu will sit upon the throne, and the idea panics him. but, even more problem is that they have chosen he needs to wed first. marriages in Nyaza are not quite the same as in different places. Each time the ruler weds, there is a multi month time for testing, during which it is chosen whether his better half is the True Queen or not.

Shanti is eager to have been picked as the wife of prince Nyaza, despite the fact that relations among Nyaza and her home of Thesolo aren’t really the best. She is determined to be the best queen of all time. What does it make a difference that once she meets Sanyu, regardless of his not exactly warm disposition, she discovers him attractive? That is problematic, as he takes no action to become acquainted with her. Shanti rapidly realizes there is a motivation behind why there have been endless queens, and no True Queen. Now she realises How might she have any kind of effect when nobody listens to her? 

what you may not like? Sanyu needed to develop on me since he seemed to be so weak and there were times I simply needed to shake him. However, the decent thing about Alyssa Cole is that she makes her characters genuine. Indeed, even great individuals have shortcomings and flaws, and those apparent as awful aren’t really downright awful but misguided and just human.

After Shanti, I adored Kenyatta, her guardswoman, who is solid and courageous and not afraid to take care of a man, regardless of whether he is a king. I trust she gets her own romantic tale sometime in the future.

This is a romance, no ifs or buts, but at the same time it’s about companionship and family, and about going to stand for what is correct, and employing the force you need to help those in your locale, as well as for the world.