Gender-swapped, Scifi Cinderella Retelling


A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.

Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.

All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!

Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.


Rogue Princess is a gender-bent Cinderella story with a more action-packed sci-fi twist.

Retellings are generally, not a preference for me but given how much I like The Nightmare Verse Series by LL McKinney, I thought I’d give a shot (and the cover was a definite plus!).

The plot and worldbuilding were more on the lighter side of Sci-fi and though that worked perfectly for me, I now realize that most people might be left wanting a little more. The overall story and characters were entertaining in the moment but admittedly not memorable afterwards.

This ultimately ended up being a footnote in Cinderella retellings that I’m sure did it justice on someone else’s list.

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