Book Review: The Princess Mutiny by L. J. Surrage (Spoiler-Free!)

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Anastasia Windell is not your average princess. Even as an heir to the Eagen Empire, she craves adventure, fun, and excitement that her life as a royal simply can’t give her.

An arranged marriage to an unhinged Duke and a stubborn father is enough to send Anya over the edge, as she is forced to take her life into her own hands. By staging her escape in disguise, Anastasia makes a bid for freedom and sails to the West Indies, and unintentionally falls under the tutelage of notorious pirate lord Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. She doesn’t know what the Caribbean will hold for her, but she’s willing to bet that even piracy is better than life at the mercy of an abusive and powerful husband.


This is actually the first pirate book that I’ve ever read, and it was an enjoyable read. There were a few things that I didn’t like about it, but then there were things I loved. The characters, for example, they really intrigued me.

The main character, Anya, is a princess. Not your typical princess, however. I loved her! She was strong, ambitious, independent and didn’t take crap from anyone. When she realised she was in a potentially dangerous situation, she went through a lot to get herself out of it and to ensure that she stayed safe. There’s so much I admire about her. She went through so much awful things, some at the hands of those who are meant to love and protect her, and in my opinion, she came out pretty well from it.

George was the absolute worst. I could not stand him. But that was the authors intention, so I just want to mention how well written he is. His actions were despicable. One of the worst villains!

The plot was really interesting. I read most of it over one day when I had nothing to do. However, I felt that some parts were a bit slow-paced, and without spoiling anything, there were certain things that just seemed just a bit too easy for Anya. There are also quite a lot of time jumps in this book. It didn’t bother me, but there were quite a few.

Overall, The Princess Mutiny was a nice read for a day when I had nothing to do, and I liked it. I give it 3.5 stars.





I’d like to thank L. J. Surrage for sending me a copy of The Princess Mutiny in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

-Books&Belle xx


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