Blog Tour: Princess of Tyrone (Fairytale Galaxy #1) by Katie Hamstead Review + Giveaway!

Princess of Tyrone (Fairytale Galaxy #1)
Author: Katie Hamstead
Release Date: March 31st 2016
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Space Opera, Sci Fi/Fantasy

Where To Get It: Amazon

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Summary from Goodreads: Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.

All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.

Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.

But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.

A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!


A retelling of Sleepy Beauty in space. That just pretty much sums up this entire book. I was pretty hesitant to pick up this book because of many reasons 1) not really a big fan of space books 2) not one of my favorite fairytales and 3) I have not found a single retelling of Sleeping Beauty that I have ever enjoyed. But this book definitely surprised me in the best way possible.

What I really liked about the book is that it was very realistic. We see get to see how Apolline was living as well as how she and the prince, Allard, met. This really makes the whole "true-love's" kiss way more realistic since Apolline and Allard actually were able to meet for more than one time for them to develop into a romantic relationship. Also, the fact that Allard and Apolline didn't know each others' true identity made the book even more enjoyable than it already is.

The world was very remarkable as well. It takes place in space, but it has some fantasy elements in it, like fairies and magic. I really liked this aspect of the book because I have not read anything like it.

Apolline is probably one of my favorite characters. She is headstrong, brave, and very confident about herself. She grew up being different from others around her, but that didn't stop her from being this amazing person that she turned out to be, so I really liked her.

The relationships with every one of these characters were amazing. One of my favorite realtionships is with Apolline and the fairies. The fairies have very different personalities so their interactions with each other are very interesting and I was smiling every time there is a moment between them. 

As far as retellings go, I really enjoyed this one. It is a definitely unique and interesting take in Sleeping Beauty and I was enthralled in it the entire time. It was a fairly quick read and the pace was decent so I was never bored.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.

After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.

When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.

Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.


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