Seven Crowns is the first book in the Bellaton series by E.V. Everest. I was lucky enough to read an Advanced Readers Copy.
An unclaimed crown. Six deadly rivals. A world she never knew existed.
Sixteen-year-old Ana is a waitress, foster kid, and liar. She might also be the sole heir to a crown on another planet. A crown she never asked for or even wanted.
One year after her mom’s death, Ana discovers her mom’s biggest secret—she was a political refugee from a planet called Bellaton. Ana’s family was one of seven that ruled before they were picked off one by one.
Now, with assassins after her, Ana could be next. With the help of a dazzling array of friends and enemies, Ana must discover her magical “gift” at the academy… or risk being named an imposter. In this world of breathtaking beauty, charm, and magic, will Ana be able to tell friend from foe, reveal her would-be assassin, and take the crown?
I truely enjoyed Seven Crows and it’s drew me in from the beginning. The protagonist Ana, hasn’t had the easiest life as she is in foster care after loosing her mother and her brothers are in college.
When strange occurrences happen, she is helped but a couple of strangers who say they knew her mom. With their help, she escapes from people trying to kill her onto a space ship and travels to a new planet that she is the lost heir to the throne for.
I really enjoyed the immersion of politics as she works out who to trust and the building relationship with Adam as well as friendship with Holden and Ophelia.
When truths come out and all seems broken between Adam and Ana, a murder attempt in a challenge reveals just how much they love each other as they save one another.
The ending made me wanting to jump into the next book and I look forward to re-reading this book and reading the next.