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ARC Review: Wicked Princess, book three of the Royal Hearts Academy Series by Ashley Jade

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๐“ก๐“ธ๐”‚๐“ช๐“ต ๐“—๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฝ๐“ผ ๐“๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ถ๐”‚ ๐“‘๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ด #3

๐“ฆ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“Ÿ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ

๐“‘๐”‚: Ashley Jade

๐“–๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ป๐“ฎ: Contemporary, New Adult/High School, Romance

๐“ก๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ฎ ๐““๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: August. 18, 2020

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Welcome to their kingdom.

They call me a heartless b*tch.
An evil manipulator.
A wicked princess who enjoys hurting people.

They tell me terrible things happened.
Things that changed my life forever.

Only problem is…

I can’t remember any of it.

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๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘‘๐“’๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ผ ๐“ž๐“ฏ ๐“ ๐“‘๐“ฒ๐“ซ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ก๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ฎ๐”€๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’œ

Confessions 3 Stars

Wicked Princessย is book three in theย Royal Hearts Academy Seriesย byย Ashley Jadeย and the story we’ve all been waiting for… baby Covington A.K.A Bianca’s story! Although theย Royal Hearts Seriesย is a series of standalone books featuring different couples,ย Cruel Princeย andย Ruthless Knightย should be read before readingย Wicked Princess in order to gain a better grasp and understanding of the Covington family dynamic, as well as to have a better reading experience.

โ๐ผ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘”๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก.โ€ ๐‘‚๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™… ๐‘–๐‘ก’๐‘  ๐‘—๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘”, ๐‘ข๐‘”๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ .โž

Okay… soo this is a hard one for me to review. ๐Ÿ˜•

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Going into this book after readingย Cruel Princeย andย Ruthless Knightย I was expecting one thing and what I got was something completely different. With that being said, I enjoyedย Wicked Princess… I just didn’t get theย “wicked”ย part of the story that I was betting on.

Cruel Princeย andย Ruthless Knightย have built Bianca’s character up to be this completely ruthless chick with walls a mile high. I was really looking forward to seeing what boy was strong enough to go toe to toe withย THEย legendary bad bitch Bianca Covington and tear down all of those walls to get through to her little cold and dark heart. The only problem… those walls have already beenย “forgotten”.

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โ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก. ๐‘Š๐‘’’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘โ„Ž.โž

I know there was aย LOTย of speculation going on aboutย WHOย Bianca’s love interest would be, I didn’t even care who she winded up withย (FYI, I never expected it!)ย It’s justย HERย that I wish hadn’t been changed up the way she was.

Don’t get me wrong, during Bianca’sย “memory flashbacks”ย we get a glimpse into some of the mean and ruthless things that she had done but again, the story was just nothing like I expected it to be. Bianca wasย NOTHINGย like her character had been built up to be in the tastes we got of her in books one and two.

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โ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›? ๐ธ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ฆ. ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›’๐‘ก. ๐ต๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘›’๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ . ๐ผ๐‘ก ๐‘—๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ .โž

Another issue for me, the accident. Althoughย Wicked Princessย CANย be read as a standalone, if you haven’t readย Ruthless Knightย then you know absolutelyย NOTHINGย about the accident. Inย Wicked Princessย we weren’t toldย ANYTHINGย about it. We never found outย WHYย she was in the car with Hayley even though she hated her, orย WHATย caused the accident. Although after that bonus epilogue at the end ofย Wicked Princess… I have my suspicions ofย WHOย the other driver was and although that was another question I had, where that character was, I get it now.

Again, I know some people were thrilled with the outcome and will love the book, but this review isย MYย personal opinion, and unfortunately,ย Wicked Princessย just wasn’t my cup of tea. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Don’t get me wrong, and I hope no one takes this the wrong way. I wholeheartedly respect an author’s vision, it’s her art to do what she will with it, but I just feel like the original vision was completely changed along the way although I did see posted somewhere that Ashleyย ALWAYSย planned for Bianca’s character to turn out this way. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’. ๐‘ˆ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘š๐‘’, ๐ผ’๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ.โž

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I still adoreย Ashley Jade’sย writing and I’m stillย REALLYย looking forward to what she has in store for us next withย Broken Kingdom.ย ANDDDย a little birdie told me there is finally a release date for book three of theย Complicated Parts Series, come onย JUNE!!!

With that being said, I highly recommend checking out theย Royals Hearts Academy Seriesย INCLUDING Wicked Princess because although it wasn’t for me, doesn’t mean it isn’t for you. Which is why I still gaveย Wicked Princess three stars. Some may think that’s crazy after my review, but again even though it wasn’t what I was expecting, I’m sure that if I had never been introduced to the Bianca from books one and two, then I would have enjoyed this one… unfortunately, I loved the original Bianca more. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’’๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’.โž

๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช ๐“’๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฏ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ: Although the ending felt a bit rushed, Bianca’s story is all wrapped up, I still have a feeling we will be seeing more of her again in book four,ย Broken Kingdom. Soo there wasn’t really a cliffhanger,ย BUTย there was an epic lead up to book four that had my jaw literally on the dang floor!!!

โš ๏ธ ๐“ฃ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. If you would like to know more about what those subjects are, feel free to DM me!

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Royal Hearts Academy IS a series of standalones, BUT you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince now!

๐Ÿ’™Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1)๐Ÿ’™

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๐Ÿ’šRuthless Knightย (Royal Hearts Academy #1)๐Ÿ’š

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Ashley Jade

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Ashley Jade Logo.jpgHer characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

Sheโ€™s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em-dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought-provokingโ€ฆexcept for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. Sheโ€™s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If sheโ€™s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novelโ€”you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readersโ€”they make her world go roundโ€™.


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