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Peek Inside Kiss of the Royal

Zach believes Ivy’s magic is dangerous. Ivy believes they’ll never win the war without it. Two warriors, one goal, and the fate of their world on the line. Only one of them can be right…

Kiss of the Royal

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Princess Ivy has one goal—end the war against the Forces of Darkness.

Ivy’s magic is more powerful than any other Royal’s, but she needs a battle partner who can help her harness it. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword should make them an unstoppable pair—if only they could agree on...well, just about anything.

But Ivy’s magic can only fully unlock with Zach’s help, and he’s not exactly cooperating.

Zach believes Ivy’s magic is dangerous. Ivy believes they’ll never win the war without it. Two warriors, one goal, and the fate of their world on the line. But the more they argue, the more they fall for each other. And only one of them can be right…

Praise

"A timeless tale with a marvelous twist!" —Wendy HigginsNYT bestselling author

"Full of swoony romance intertwined with non-stop adventure, Kiss of the Royal  was a delight from start to finish. Lindsey Duga has created a world with fairytale charm and shivers that readers are sure to enjoy." —Mindee Arnett, critically acclaimed author of Avalon  and Onyx & Ivory

"A heart-warming and charming debut. In Kiss of the Royal, Lindsey Duga carves out a delightful fantasy adventure wrapped up in finding first love." —Sara Wolf, NYT bestselling author of Bring Me Their Hearts

"An action-packed fantasy filled with richly-drawn characters, page-turning twists, and a steamy romance, Kiss of the Royal will capture your heart like a magical kiss." —Brenda DrakeNYT bestselling author

"Brimming with detailed world building and characters you can't help but fall in love with, Kiss of the Royal left me breathless until the very last page, just as any good kiss should!" - Amber Mitchell, author of Garden of Thorns

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640631847
Release Date: Jul 3, 2018
Page Count: 400
Imprint: teen
Genre: fantasy, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, overcoming odds

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By Carrie June 15, 2018

Woohoo! Chalk up another of my cover obsession books panning out and actually being a creative and fun fantasy tale. I fell in love with the cover of Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga a few months back while participating for the cover reveal for this book and just knew I was going to have to get my ...more

By Bibiana October 28, 2020

4,25-4,5 ⭐️
No me esperaba para nada con lo que me he encontrado en este libro. Me ha sorprendido mucho! Para empezar los personajes, maravillosos, y después... tiene cada escena, cada diálogo, que me ha generado vuelcos en el corazón. También hay giros y no para de suceder cosas, por lo que es una t ...more

By Danielle's May 30, 2018

We are going on a dragon hunt, I wonder if we will catch one!

Evil cures, witches and a beautiful princess. Zach is a prince of myth. He is said to have outstanding swordsman skills, and an undesirable legacy, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Princess Ivy is a purebred royal. She is ...more

By Amy Leigh May 18, 2018

This cover is awesome! The story reads like a fairy tale and if you go into it thinking of it that way you won't be disappointed bc it's cute. The beginning was slow but once that was over I loved the story because there is an evil queen, a princess, magical properties with any kiss and the knight i ...more

By The Nerd Daily June 22, 2019

Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Tasya

In the kingdom of Myria, a kiss is not just a kiss. A Kiss is a magical weapon bestowed by princesses to the princes to provide enhancement and protection against the dark forces invading the kingdom. It enhances your speed, protects you from d ...more

By Marta May 26, 2018

Do you remember fairy tales of old ? Where good faces evil and triumphs ? How about those old Disney films with the Prince saving the princess ? I know that nowadays the heroines manage to save themselves and yes sometimes even the Prince ! Yet one thing holds
true and that's the power of love and ...more

By Sandra October 24, 2020

4,5

Pronto reseña! ...more

By Sara March 22, 2018

An adorable, super sweet traditional fantasy book - swords, dragons, princes, oh my! ...more

By Robyn July 03, 2018

Princess Ivy is the purest of Royal blood and the magic in her kisses is very strong. Still, she has now lost her fifth partner due to the Forces of Darkness. Losing a partner is hard enough as it is, but to know that her magic did not work was too much to handle. Ivy did not want to be cast aside a ...more

By mith July 03, 2020

this review + others can be found over on my blog!
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Well, colour me surprised, I didn't expect to enjoy this so much! I found the idea of Kiss very interesting, if a bit odd—the whole Royals having powers because of a kiss is very unique to me. In hindsight, it seems very unfortunate because royals ...more

By Christie«SHBBblogger» July 03, 2018


Title: Kiss of the Royal
Series: Standalone
Author: Lindsey Duga
Release date: July 3, 2018
Cliffhanger: No

Princess Ivy has pure, undiluted royal bloodlines which makes her the most powerful female in the Legion's war against the Forces of Darkness. With her partners, she's taken down many dangerous go ...more

By Marta July 13, 2018

I want to thank Entangled Teen for sending me this e-copy, this hadn’t influenced my review, nor my rating in any way.

This was the first book I read after coming back from my hiatus and let me tell you what a great choice it was! When I first read the premise, I was a bit skeptical about whether I ...more

By Alaina January 08, 2020

So happy I randomly picked this up one day.

Kiss of the Royal was pretty cute. Not going to lie, it does start off rather slowly (at least for me) but luckily things pick up rather quickly. In it, you will meet Princess Ivy. She has a pretty tough decision - who to kiss. It's kind of like the bachelo ...more

By Anabel October 29, 2020

En general me ha encantado, no le encuentro ninguna pega, estoy hasta arriba y apenas puedo leer y cualquier hueco buscaba para poder seguir con la historia. La trama me ha gustado y el tema de los besos para poder tener magia poderosa me ha parecido muy original, y todo ello para luchar contra las ...more

By JenacideByBibliophile September 12, 2018

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Entangled Publishing: Teen, via NetGalley for an honest review.

Opinion:

Goblins, dwarves, griffins, dragons, curses, witches, magic, Princes, Princesses, KISSES!

Oh my word, it MUST be another fairytale!

But NO! It isn’t! It’s BETTER than JUST ano ...more

By Leah June 10, 2018

This. Was. SHOCKINGLY. GOOD.

A short story, if you will. Once upon a time, I grabbed Kiss of the Royal from NetGalley because the description sounded interesting. Then I started reading and I laughed and scoffed. People making out on battlefields in order to be powerful? What dafuq? Confusion settled ...more

By Lulai December 16, 2018

-- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --

Imagine a world where the kiss from the Disney's movies, the one that saves the world, wakes the princess or other exists for real and where it is the ultimate weapon against the forces of evil. Well this world is the book, but be ...more

By Estíbaliz November 02, 2020

El libro que más he disfrutado traduciendo hasta el momento💜.
En mi canal de YouTube os dejo sinopsis, reseña, curiosidades de la traducción, etc.: https://youtu.be/rrJJbOUrbag

YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM ...more

By Mrs. Bookworm July 11, 2018

I'd give this book 10 stars if I could.

I don't know where to begin but this book had me grinning, laughing, swooning, and even crying all at the same time.

If you look from a far the premise of this book seemed silly, childish..innocent even. However, once you get to read this book like really read i ...more

By Carly February 10, 2019

100 million stars!
I honestly picked this book up for the cover when it came out last year.
I thought it was going to be silly and cheesy. But I loved this story so much and I just loved the romance. ...more

By Danni October 15, 2020

~~RTC~~ ...more

By Morris February 17, 2019

This is a great take on the fairytale genre without being a giant trope. I loved the world building and the relationships (not just the romance) were sweet and realistic. Ivy is one of my favorite heroines to come along in a while. Definitely recommend!

This review is based on a copy provided by the ...more

By Lesincele October 28, 2020

La trama es muy original. Me ha gustado tanto el desarrollo como el final que ha tenido (es autoconclusivo).
Hacia tiempo que no disfrutaba tanto con la trama de un libro juvenil. ...more

By Sara.Lectora October 19, 2020

Genial libro autoconclusivo que da una vuelta a elementos de cuentos clásicos. Personajes con fuerza y trama muy dinámica.
Reseña completa:
https://www.elblogdesaralectora.com/2... ...more

By Fanna December 29, 2018

Kiss of the Royal is a perfectly executed romantic-fantasy that highlights kissing as a romantic gesture by completely bashing it as a romantic gesture for the majority of the book. Yup, that takes talent!

The main idea of the story is this: a girl belongs to the royal family who has to protect her k ...more

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3.91 avg Goodreads.com rating
Lindsey Duga

About the author

Lindsey Duga

Lindsey Duga developed a deep love for courageous heroes, dastardly villains, and enchanting worlds from the cartoon shows, books, and graphic novels she read as a kid. Drawing inspiration from these fantastical works of fiction, she wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. By day, Lindsey is an account manager at a digital marketing agency based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By night, and the wee hours of the morning, she writes both middle grade and young adult. She has a weakness for magic, anything classical, all kinds of mythology, and falls in love with tragic heroes. Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show, practicing yoga, and listening (and belting) to her favorite music artists and show tunes. KISS OF THE ROYAL is her YA debut novel.

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