cover artist Audrey Estok
Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.
All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.
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"In this futuristic Cinderella reimagining, ... Myers introduces new elements with her interstellar setting and political intrigue. The slow-burning relationship between Aidan and Delia plays well against the high stakes and late revelations, ... An enjoyable interpretation of an old favorite."–Publishers Weekly
"Readers who enjoy sci-fi, especially Marissa Meyer’s “Lunar Chronicles” series, will be charmed by Aidan and Delia. A fun and imaginative space adventure with a modern fairy tale twist." ―School Library Journal: XpressReviews
"Delightful...a unique and fun retelling that I won't forget." ―Nerd Daily
"What's not to love? A galaxy where a butt-kicking, rebellious princess of a failing planet has to marry in order to save her people; a thieving, orphaned chore boy from the Dark District who falls in love with the princess; pirates; dastardly plots―all come together for a swoonworthy read." ―Booklist Online
“Star Wars meets Cinder meets Stardust in this nonstop adventure, romance, scifi/fantasy offering.” —CM Magazine
“A fun and imaginative space adventure with a modern fairy tale twist.” — School Library Journal
Top 10 Audiobook of 2020 — School Library Journal
“Delia is a princess tasked with choosing her husband, but when she and a kitchen boy end up together in a spaceship, sparks fly. Mix in ethical pirates, a six-armed man who is the last of his kind, giant sandworms, an abundance of intrigue, treachery, sword fights, and some of the best red herrings you could imagine and you have this delightful story. Lucy Brownhill’s pacing and intensity convey the action as the story progresses.”
“B. R. Myers has written a dashing version of Cinderella in which the princess doesn’t need to be saved, that the bad guys are sometimes the good guys, and love can flourish under the oddest of circumstances rife with absurdity and tragedy.” —CanLit for Little Canadians