Demon Princess by Kassandra Lynn

A demon princess is magically enslaved by a trainee mage and has to figure out how to free herself, in this short young-adult fantasy adventure.

With her father and brother missing, demon Princess Adriana is just about to take the throne when she is snatched away by magic. She’s been summoned by trainee mage Aldric and now finds herself bound to obey his every command. Since teenage Aldric is a jerk, this is an unhappy situation. Of course, it doesn’t help that he’s human, and demons and humans are mortal enemies. So she has to hide her identity lest someone decide to kill her before she can escape.

The premise makes for an engaging story from the start. If you’re looking for epic fantasy with developed characters, a well-thought out world, and detailed magic system — you won’t find it here, but you will find an entertaining short read.

Written in first person, present tense, this is very readable, with few editing errors.

A certain amount of romance is inflicted on the story, but it isn’t overdone, and there’s nothing too squicky (well, there’s one sentence which made me snort, but you’ll have to find it for yourself).

Though there is clearly the intention of writing a series, this book reads well as a standalone story.

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