Princess Ballot: A Review

Posted by Krishna Kapadia on

Rating: 4🌟


Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry... except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It's a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought. But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.

It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world. Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes. Whether it's through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.



This story is a dark romance with sharp edges. I love the pace of the story and the two sides to each character - makes me think of The Selection Series meets Red Queen in a dark corridor!!! It’s the story of Violet, an ordinary orphan who’s aim is to graduate and be college roomies with her best friend Meredith. One selection changes her life! She is chosen in the Arbon Academy Ballot - informally callee the Princess Ballot because all the charity cases generally end up married to princes.

And just like that she’s on her way to THE school!! Within the hour she’s off to Switzerland to start her new education. At school she’s the charity case, the butt of jokes and the girl Alex wants and Rafe hates. Making powerful enemies on the first day is not ideal but that’s who she is. Through trials and tribulations- both educational and violent, she has promised herself she will not succumb.

Filled with drop dead gorgeous royals with a heaping of darkness, secret societies, scandal and violence this book is definitely a winner! I finished it in one sitting and can’t wait for the next one!!

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