Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone (New Camelot #1)


Note: This ARC was provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

What the hell will happen next? What will happen to the wedding and marriage that the press has already dubbed the second Camelot?  Ash calls me his princess, and maybe I looked like one before I let the best man under my skirt, but is no fairy tale. 
Or if it is, it's the most fucked-up fairy tale I've ever heard of.

Holy. Fuck. What the hell did I just read? This was my first Sierra Simone read and what a fucking introduction I got. She sucked me in from the prologue and kept me on tenterhooks with that cliffhanger ending, which was a particularly evil cliffhanger because now I'm going to have wait over five months for the release of the second book in this trilogy to learn what happens next! Gah! Do you feel my frustration, people? Well, I'm hoping you also feel just how gobsmacked American Queen has left me. I went into this with a whole different scenario in my head, and damn it, Greer Galloway, Ash Colchester, and Embry Moore took my heart and abused it...and left me wanting more. Oh, and did I mention that these three are the next First Lady, the current President, and the current Vice President, respectively? No? Well, that's who they are, but that's all secondary to how messed up their story is in the best way possible. Greer's story begins when she was only seven, her shared story with Ash when she's sixteen and he's twenty-six, and then with Embry when she's twenty-one. And then five years later, they all fall once again.

I'm not going to give any more details as far as the characters and the story itself are concerned, so yes, unfortunately, I'm going to be keeping this review shorter than usual. Unless you think my reviews suck, so maybe you're thrilled that this review is short, but why read when you don't like my reviews? Any way, I digress... If you read the synopsis for the novel, I wouldn't blame you if you immediately assume that this is all about a love triangle. Trust me when I say that it is so much more than that, and I encourage you to read it as soon as humanly possible. If you're familiar with the legend of Camelot, you may be able to pick up a few things early on in the story, but you don't need to have read T.H. White's The Once and Future King books (which I haven't) or Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory (which I have) or experienced any Arthurian films, literature, etc. in order to fully enjoy this series starter. I do suggest, though, that hold on because there will be twists and turns--some you may see coming, others you won't. American Queen, is hands down, one of the stellar releases of 2016. Five-plus stars. ♥

Date Read: 01 November 2016

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