The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3) by C.J. Redwine

The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3)

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan...

Details The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3)

TitleThe Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3)
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings

Reviews The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3)

  • Iryna Khymych
    I received a free egalley of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher!1/5 StarsWhere do I even start with this book? As excited as I was with the premise, the actual story for me did not deliver. And neither did the writing. From the first page I already had a feeling this was not going to be a book that I was going to end up enjoying. The writing was stagnant, ill-paced, and unimaginative. I’ve read books w...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 Stars “He was no puppet. By his father’s blood and his own tenacity, he was a prince. A ruler. A god among men. And once he was through carving his destiny out of the blood and bone of those who stood in his way, everyone in Akram would bow before him, his name the prayer they raised as they begged for his mercy.” I haven’t read any of the other books set in the Ravenspire universe, but I might have to go back and check them out now...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Last week, I devoured The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine after a recommendation from my friend Ruth. I loved it to death. Sebastian was a Rachel catnip hero and the dark Rumpelstiltskin world was immensely readable. First off, because I will make you buy this book--- Though the book is the third in the Ravenspire series: they are standalone novels set in a similar world. okay?Let's dig in, kittens!"Fear out, Courage in."I craved more, so immediately ...
  • Marissa
    4.5 stars
  • Carina Olsen
    This book broke my heart. Which was fully rude of it. But I loved it so very much, despite how broken my heart is. These fairytale retellings are the very best. And this third one was so amazing. I love how every book is a standalone, yet set in the same world around the same time. And small hints from all the other books.This book tells the story of Javan and Sajda. It begins with Javan still at his school, where he have been at all times for th...
  • Kayla
    This book was not my favrouite in the series. It fell kinda flat for me and I really loved the synopsis but it just didn't live up to my expectations.
  • Cassie James
    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, this doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. The Traitor Prince is all I was expecting and more. C.J. Redwine is an author who I have been super impressed with ever since The Shadow Queen and she just keeps getting better and better. The Traitor Prince continues this amazing series with the story of Javan, a very interesting and compelling character. He is the C...
  • Madison
    With The Traitor Prince, C.J. Redwine once again delivers an epic fantasy, with aching romance, adventure, heart-pounding injustice, and high stakes as the characters fight for their survival.Prince Javan has spent the last ten years away at school, working harder than all his classmates to fulfil the promise he made to his mother to be the best, learn the most, so that he can become a just and strong ruler. But when he is attacked on the eve of ...
  • Hannah
    You know that thrill when you read a book that has EXACTLY the kind of story you like to read? This one had it for me. A heroic young prince betrayed and forced to fight in a brutal arena. A mysterious and powerful slave girl with a hard exterior and a hidden soft heart. A vivid eastern culture. Dragon shape-shifters. Dark elves!Yup, this caught me, hook, line, and sinker. Overall, I would say I was pretty satisfied, buuuuuut my enthusiasm for th...
  • Julie
    I really, really enjoyed this one. C.J.'s books are always compulsively readable and fun and action packed and creative - I don't know where she dreamed up some of the things in this book. I loved the slow burn romance and related to Sandja a LOT. The villain and his motives and reasoning were fairly well fleshed out, but I think I still wanted a little more from him. The Wish Granter still is my favorite in the series, but this is second in my h...
  • Hesione
    As much as I wished for more Rahim POV, as much as I wished for more info on the warden, and as much as I wished that Sajda's descent into friendship and love was slower and warier and not all-of-a-sudden-the-cute, I'm a sucker for innocent boys and guarded girls. slay me now.
  • Colleen
    I got The Traitor Prince from my library and actually checked out the hardback instead of the ebook. My library didn't have the ebook until the day the library book was due two weeks later and after I spent all weekend fervently trying to finish it. I ended up finishing this book on Saturday thankfully even though the book was due on Monday. I REALLY wanted to finish it. It wasn't the best story of the year, but I thought it was still well writte...
  • Mykenna Dutton
    This book pleasantly surprised me. It feels like such a different story than I’ve ever read before, probably because it’s based on a fairy tale (The False Prince) that I’ve never heard of before. I wasn’t sure about the plot beforehand but around halfway through I was astonish at how much I was enjoying it. Redwine crafts characters that feel so authentic and the plot progresses really naturally. I’ve found the world throughout this ent...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*The Traitor Prince, by author C.J. Redwine, is the third installment in the Ravenspire series. If you have read the previous two installments, The Shadow Queen and The Wish Granter, you know that the author has used a different set of characters while also recreating certain folktales. Apparently, The Traitor Prince is based on the novel called The False Prince and The Prince a...
  • Reading Teen
    (Review by Reagan)What is better than a good old fashioned fantasy book? (Honestly pizza, but we're not talking about that right now). C. J. Redwine is a master of adorkable fantasy retellings that aren't just straight up retellings. Not to mention THAT THEY ALL TAKE PLACE IN THE SAME WORLD... umm no wonder all the boys in the real world suck, because Redwine kidnapped them and put them in her books.So why should you read The Traitor Prince? Well...
  • Ling
    Take a goddamned shot everytime javan says "ilhaleek be merceeful" "ilhaleek grant me the strength/honor/courage" slit me in the throat holy fuck**EDIT: finished. ggghhhhhhhh.....hacking was...okay.
  • Brittany Deroche
    Ok. I’m starting a new rating system. Don’t think this book is trash just because I gave it 3 stars. It was good but do predictable and I found myself skimming some. Definitely not as good as the other 2.
  • Jenn
    Javan Najafai, the crown prince of Akram, broke my heart. Sent away to school at a young age after his mothers death, he spent years trying to live up to her dying wish and his fathers expectations. When his graduation comes and his father doesn't show, Javan feels lost and is left wondering if his father even still cares. And then some attempts to take his life.This is the story of a false prince of sorts. Javan is taken and thrown into a prison...
  • Jesse Nicholas
    Just meh to be hoenst.Full review to come.
    It would more accurately be a 3.5, I’d say. As with the previous novels in this companion series, I enjoyed Redwine’s spin on fairytales and fairytale tropes. I liked her characters a lot (particularly Sajda) too. But I did feel like this one suffered a wee bit from a villainous character (or two) who didn’t particularly impress me; it certainly made me feel a little less sympathetic about the stakes (even with all the intense things that h...
  • Stephanie
    4.5 starsAnother solid entry into Ms. Redwine's Ravenspire series and another fantastic pairing to fall head over heels in love with. Javan and Sadja are strong, fierce, and above all, honorable. The beasties are creative, the world well-imagined, and the plot solid. Extra hugs and kisses for the fact that I was completely comfortable handing the book to my 12-year-old to read first.
  • Angela Blount
    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: adventurous, accessible YA fantasy—with likely appeal for fans of An Ember In The Ashes.Based loosely on an Arabic folktale called The False Prince, this stand-alone book centers on the kingdom of Akram—with interwoven references to the kingdoms and characters from The Shadow Queen and The Wish Granter. Redwine’s prose shows notable development in this 3rd ...
  • Karen
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren My immediate feelings for this book were not good. The story starts off with Rahim, and his story isn’t that interesting to me. I disliked this beginning so much I almost quit this book before it even got started. The story quickly switched to Javan and then I really started to enjoy it. I like Javan so much that I was full of angst at what happened to him upon leaving school. I roote...
  • Peachy
    Fear out. Courage in. To be published in February 13, 2018 by Balzer + Braye-ARC provided by HarperCollins on Edelweiss+Genres: YA fiction, YA fantasy, Action & Adventure, Fairy Tales & FolkloreThemes: royalty, stolen identity, romance, duty, honor, faith, courage, determination, sacrifice, friendship, acceptance, love, power My synopsis: An Arabic retelling of The Prince and the Pauper: Javan, the Crown Prince of Akram and an honorable and duti...
  • Caitlyn
    2.5 A shockingly entertaining retelling of The False Prince, with a slow-burn romance and equally compelling high stakes—the prison tournaments satisfy with their unsparing, ferocious brutishness. Admirable, albeit flat, portrayal of faith.
  • Makenna Fournier
    Probably more of a 3.5/5I feel like my feelings for each book in this series are always different. The first one, The Shadow Queen, I hated; The second one, The Wish Granter, I absolutely loved; This one was in the middle, I didn't dislike like it, but there wasn't anything I loved about it either, it was an 'eh' of a book for me. It was nice to see more from this world, having cameos from the characters from the other book are always cool, and I...
  • Alexandra
    3.5/5 * Full review here: is the third book in Redwine's series of companion novels; the concept really intrigued me as she reimagines classic fairytales and creates a new world for them to belong too. This time we are introduced to a retelling of "The Prince and the Pauper", as Javan struggles to prove that he is the true prince and remove the imposter who has stolen his place. This wasn't my favourit...