Monday, January 09, 2012

Review: My Royal Pain Quest by Laura Lond

From Goodreads: How far would a villain go to help a friend? Lord Arkus of Blackriver Castle thinks doing three heroic deeds is a bit too far. Not only it’s plain detestable, it can ruin his reputation and get him in trouble with the Villains League. On the other hand, it’s not like he’s got friends to spare. And losing the League’s membership isn’t the end of the world, one can always work independently. 

My Rating: 4.5 hearts 

Thoughts on the Novel: In My Royal Pain Quest, the sequel to My Sparkling Misfortune, Lord Arkus is back, determined to find a way to awaken Jarvi. A book of fables may provide the answer, but is Arkus willing to spend the time and effort to go on a quest that might just prove to be entirely useless?

In My Sparkling Misfortune, Arkus was a proud villain who slowly became more heroic/less villainous (depending on how you want to see it) thanks to the efforts of Jarvi. Here, Jarvi’s presence is initially noticeably absent, but it’s quickly filled up by the additions of Cassandra, a girl who’s more than she seems to be - I guessed her secret halfway through the book but keep in mind that the book’s target audience is MG readers - and the Swirg named Reggie. It’s not all new characters though; Prince Kellemar also appears in My Royal Pain Quest – and perhaps will be seen by Arkus in a new light.

An amusing sequel to one of my favourite books I read last year, My Royal Pain Quest was published in November 2011.  

Comments About the Cover: It’s nice that the covers for the series match. For some reason though, my copy has the cover of My Sparkling Misfortune but with the title saying “My Royal Pain Quest.” 

This ebook was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. The title is so cute! Sounds like a great MG and glad it didn't suffer from 2nd book blues!

  2. I loved the first book & I can't wait to read the sequal. I'm planning to read it in the weekend. :) I'm happy to hear it was a good read. :)

  3. The cover of this one makes me giggle a little bit, but I guess it's fairly fitting for an MG audience:) Glad to know you gave it such a high rating though, or I most likely would have glossed right over it!

  4. Oh my gosh, this book sounds so flippin' ADORABLE!! The cover & title were enough to make me smile, but your review makes me really want to pick this & the first book up! I've been falling in love with MG books lately and I want to add this one to the list! :)

    Awesome review, Z! And I like it when book covers match in a series too! ;)

  5. SO this is a sequel! I never heard about these books before. Im going to take a look at them in goodreads! This one sounds very good! thanks for sharing my dear!! great review ^___________^ yay!!

  6. I've never heard of this series before. And if I did, I'd probably wouldn't even consider reading it since it's MG. But your MG reviews make books sound so exciting and it makes me want to read them too.

  7. I'm so happy you reviewed this! I'm glad the sequel lived up to the first book. I enjoyed the first a lot. Lord Arkus is such a great character. :)


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