I have recently discovered author A.R. Ivanovich and her war of Princes series, and I have to say that I am so glad that I did. I recently read and reviewed the first two books in the installment, and this is a review of the third book in the series. Monarch picks up where the second book Paperglass ended, with former dragoon, Rune Thayer, saving the children of Breakwater from Prince Raserion, who had taken the children to be trained as future dragoons. Because of this, all of Breakwater is in danger, and Katelyn, her friend Kyle, and Rune must travel to the North and request aid the enemy, Prince Varion. However, Katelyn finds herself unexpectedly in a deal she cannot refuse with Prince Raserion, and must decide who she can trust, and who the real enemy is.
The novel was great, as were the other two in the series. I have to say, Haven is my favorite in the series, but this book was amazing and well worth the read. There was not a lot of action throughout the book, but the ending was action filled and very exciting. Not only that, but the protagonists were betrayed by someone I was never expecting, and to say it was shocking is an understatement. By the end of the book, I was so glad that I already had access to the next book in the series, because I absolutely could not wait to read it and see what happened next.
Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review by NetGalley.