A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B.R. Myers' Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.
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.
"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