by Kortney Keisel 

It was the sexiest thing she had ever heard a man say. The only thing that could have made his speech and her fantasy better was if he was shirtless, holding a dessert or a book (she wasn’t too particular), with a slight breeze floating through his fluffy brown hair.

This may be a YA novel but it’s pure enjoyment for women of all ages. I mean, who doesn’t need a lesson in chair weaponry?

The Rejected King starts off with an accidental kiss and only gets better from there. Our heroine, Emree, is interviewing for a prestigious job at the royal court–the job of raising the public opinion of the future king. What she doesn’t expect is how much her opinion of him is about to improve.

Most Dystopian novels I’ve read are heavy and foreboding. In contrast, The Rejected King reads like a rom-com. The story wraps up tightly, no cliffhanger. In fact, the next book in the series highlights someone else’s romance so you don’t even have to continue if you don’t want to. 

But why wouldn’t you? Kortney Keisel’s pacing is perfect. Her writing quality, excellent. Character arcs, great. If you love YA Dystopian novels, you shouldn’t miss this. And even if you don’t, you shouldn’t miss it. 

Trust me.