Sometimes I come across a book that isn’t YA but that my more mature YA readers might enjoy. The Twelve Kingdoms series by Jeffe Kennedy is an adult fantasy series that follows three very different sisters. The oldest, Ursula, is the heir, warrior, and favorite of their father, the King. Princess Andromeda is the invisible middle sister who has a future on a throne that no one could have predicted. Princess Amelia is the youngest and the beauty, the apple of every man’s eye, and she, too, has no idea what big plans fate has in store for her. Each sister has her own book, and together they form a nicely finished trilogy (though I have heard the author has been signed to two more books). These are essentially medieval-like romance novels with a nice touch of magic and a good dose of strong female protagonist. Because these are romances, there are scenes of sensuality, and there are a few that are more graphic than I would normally recommend to a student, but mature readers won’t be terribly shocked, and you can always skip those scenes. These books should be read in order for the best experience, but the first book is the weakest and the third one is my favorite. If you like the Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass series, or if you enjoyed Robin LeFever’s His Fair Assassin books, you will probably like these. Hopefully each cover is linked and will take you to the Goodreads page for the individual books (fingers crossed).
I received an ARC of the 2nd and 3rd book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.