Princess Ballot by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

Royals of Arbon Academy, Book 1

Synopsis: You have been chosen.

Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she’s selected in the “princess ballot.”

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.

Control the ball.
Control the world.
Control Violet.

Whether it’s through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.

Review: I was quite intrigued when I saw the release of this novel. I don’t know why, I thought it would be based on a love triangle, but in the end, it’s a reverse harem that the author proposes us.

Violet is a young girl whose life was completely turned upside down when she learns that she is accepted with a scholarship to an elite university. Only princes and princesses study there. A new world for an orphaned girl. But then, just when she thought she could become someone without being friends with elite people, Alex, one of the great princes, suddenly takes an interest in her. But he is not the only one and Violet will have to find out who she can trust. It will be far from easy.

This was a fun novel and I was caught up in the story waiting to find out how it would end. I think it will appeal to a lot of people, although I’m not a fan of reverse harem. It’s unfortunately not a genre for me. But anyway, it was a good read and I was glad to have discovered this first volume.