The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson was released in November and is currently bargain book priced for $1.99 for the ebook. It has not been this low price before. This is the latest volume in Dickerson's series of fairy tale retellings which have all been bargain priced at some time, but usually range in the $5 to $10 range. A few other titles are bargain priced right now, too, but not all in the series.
This book is one of the most intriguing in the series since it takes on retelling The Frog Prince, a rather uncommon choice for fantasy novels. I haven't read it yet although I bought it at a higher price a while back. It's on my TBR file since the plot intrigues me.
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story.
Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.