An Uncertain Choice
However, now that I've read it, I have a lot of mixed feelings. First off, it took me a REALLY long time to get into it. The first 100 or so pages seemed to go on forever and nothing really seemed to be happening. If the story had been better then the somewhat cliché dialogue wouldn't have been so bad; if the dialogue had been better the story would have worked. Alas, with both of these lacking, I had a hard time being interested.
I will fully admit that the latter half of the book was much better and more exciting, but even so, I felt like this was a book that was aimed at more of a middle-grade age group. Or would have been, had the romance been less heavy/central to the plot and the the medieval torture a bit more restrained. (That surprised me, as the book's writing style seemed written to an age group younger than YA, yet the torture was much more prominent than I really think is appropriate for that age.)
One thing I will say that I liked was the friendship between the three suitors, and I wish I could have seen more of it. Quite frankly, I probably would have liked the book better had it been about the three of them off having adventures! :)
Overall, while I think An Uncertain Choice ultimately shows a positive romantic relationship for teen girls as opposed to the other stuff out in the world today, I'm still a bit muddled on the intended age group target. While the content levels make it seem like it's supposed to be for teens, the writing style itself seemed younger and that made it harder for me to get into. Still, I didn't hate it, and depending on the synopsis for the next book, I might try reading that one to see if the series gets better.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.