The Coronation (The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy, #1) by Olivia Jarmusch

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Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig. Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard? The Coronation is Book #1 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy.


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Title: The Coronation

Series (if applicable): The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy

Author: Olivia Jarmusch

Publisher (if applicable): N/A, indie

Genre(s): Contemporary, Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction

My Rating: three point five stars((3.5))

Recommended age range: Since romance is a focus throughout the whole book, although clean, this might be better for tweens (12+) and older.


My Review:

When I found out about this book, I was super intrigued. I mean, a modern day kingdom and royalty? Yes, sign me up! The amount of pages was a little intimidating, but totally worth it.
I really appreciate the character list at the beginning. It really helped me get to know the characters better. 🙂
P.S Hopefully, I’m not going to mix any names up. It’s been a while since I’ve read this.

I have to admit it was really easy for me to understand what was going on, but also hard. The switches between the characters were too sudden. One minute we would be in one character’s point-of-view then the very next paragraph we would be in a different character’s. You really have to reprogram your mind to get what’s going on and make sure you’re not confusing anything. I’ll admit this influenced my rating of this book.
The story-line was amazing and I totally adored the royal family! Very easy to be fond of them.
The one character I had to get used to was Prince Allison. I didn’t realize he was a prince until a couple chapters later. I mean, it sounds like a girl name and I’ve never heard of it being used for a guy before. So creative, just a bit confusing. 😉

There is some romance throughout the book, but it’s handled quite well and is clean.
The plot twist at page 220 was just so interesting. I was super surprised about Asher. I never would’ve guessed that. But seriously, it totally teaches a lesson about internet safety. The violence in this book didn’t bother me, necessarily, but it did startle a few times when I first read it. It’s really hard not to spoil this book….. totally read it for yourself!

Content Warnings:
Violence (guns shot, hostages, terrorists, etc); clean romance and mentions of crushes; Possibly more I didn’t remember


I received an ebook copy from the author (thanks Livy! 🙂 in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive one.

This review was written in my own words and opinions.

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