Review: Reign of Crowns - Book #1 Dupree Heights - Dani Hart - April 2017
I have a thing for royalty novels, so when I saw this title and cover, I had wanted to read it as I assumed it was a royal novel.
Turns out to be a YA Dystopian novel and one that reminded of the book series
The Selection and The Jewel. Every year, there is a season where
debutantes -normally the wealthy attend parties and are eventually matched with a bachelor which by the end of the season
should end with a proposal for marriage. This year though is a special one as
it is the fiftieth anniversary and the season has been opened up to all the
different class levels; it is also the
year that Josephine aka Josie Dupree is debuting.
Josie is sixteen and the eldest daughter of the Dupree name; her family is considered royalty in Dupree Heights named
after her grandfather. However, Josie has
no interest in the season as she is in love with someone who she can never be
with - Grayson especially not now that she has been
matched with Sterling Wild. Years ago, Josie's dad died, and she has been kept sheltered until now
as she learns the truth about who her father was and this upcoming year
Josie will have to make a decision that will change not only her life forever
but those around her. Reign of Crowns was slow to start with, but as it got along, the story picked up
and OMG readers it does end on a cliffhanger. I am now looking forward to
reading Book #2 and seeing what direction Dani Hart takes this series. Reign of Crowns is the perfect
read for those who are not yet sick of the YA Dystopian genre and also if your
guilty watching pleasure is The Bachelor and Debutante shows, then you will
feel right at home with Book #1 Reign of Crowns.