The Rebel and the Princess

The Rebel and the Princess

The Rebel and the Princess 

The Rebel and the Princess is the debut novel from author Demi Miato that I just finished reading. I was excited to read this one, because I think there is something incredibly special about an author’s debut novel. I felt the same way about Ryan Hyatt’s The Death of Rock and Roll

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Have you read The Rebel and the Princess yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

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Carl the Sloth wanted to read The Rebel and the Princess with me!

About The Rebel and the Princess 

Jack was a man who had it all: a comfortable life, a loving family, and a promising future.

Until one day, the Royal family took it all away.

But they didn’t just take everything away, they did it in a way so cruel and sickening that it completely broke him. All that was left of a once vibrant and cheerful man was a hollow shell, a walking dead with nothing but a seething anger and an unyielding desire for revenge keeping him on his feet.

But fate works in a funny way. Never in his wildest dreams would Jack have guessed that the greatest ally in his seeking of revenge against the ruling family would be none other than their very own princess.

These two natural enemies form an unusual bond, united by their shared anguish and determination to fight back against the oppressive rule of the crown. They must work together, putting their differences aside and learning to trust each other, to save the kingdom from the tyranny that plagues it.

“The Rebel and the Princess” is a thrilling story of two broken individuals from opposite sides of the political spectrum who band together in their quest for justice. In a world filled with corruption and brutality, they find solace in each other and discover that hope for a better tomorrow can still exist in even the darkest of times.

Thoughts on The Rebel and the Princess 

The story seems short, at less than two hundred pages, according to the Kindle app. It could have benefited from some more character development in the beginning. I originally thought it was moving far too fast. But I quickly became invested in Jack and Diana, and seeing that they made it to safety. 

This is the kind of story that reminds me that there is beauty in tragedy, and you really do find out who cares about you in dark times. I could certainly empathize with Jack losing everything and struggling to handle the grief that came with it. 

When my best friend died in 2017, I lost nearly everything, including family and friends, and it felt like I had to start completely over. It wasn’t until I started my blog, The Prepping Wife, that I found myself and who I was meant to be. So there is always a special place in my heart for stories where the hero faces similar challenges and manages to overcome them. 

I also really appreciate the message that the best revenge is simply living your best life and finding happiness. 

I really wanted to see Jack and Diana be successful in escaping. It didn’t seem like they would, as they faced a number of obstacles as they learned to trust each other along the way. Their interactions were both funny and endearing, and I could definitely see how they would get on each other’s nerves at the same time. 

Final Thoughts on The Rebel and the Princess 

For this being Demi Miato’s debut novel, it was excellent. I highly recommend it. I’m also really excited to see him grow and hopefully continue his writing career. Because he has a bright future ahead of him. 

Do yourself a favor and go read The Rebel and the Princess. You won’t be disappointed! 


Have you read The Rebel and the Princess from author Demi Miato? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

An author, and a poet. 

If you don’t find me at my desk writing, you’ll probably find me on my desk dancing. 

“Whatever it takes” is tattooed on my brain.  

The Rebel and the Princess
Demi Miato, author of The Rebel and the Princess

Purchasing The Rebel and the Princess 

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Author Interview 

I had the wonderful chance to visit with Demi Miato about The Rebel and the Princess, among other things and get to know him a bit better. I hope you enjoy this author interview as much as I did! 

What sparked your interest in writing? 

Have you ever watched a movie that didn’t exist? Well, I did, in my head. As a kid, whenever I watched Harry Potter, I would lay down on my bed and daydream about different directions the story could’ve gone if something was different, if Harry was evil for example (don’t judge). And that’s when the magic happened. All the different paths the story could’ve taken, all the different scenarios and outcomes would start unwrapping in my mind. 

At first, I kept those stories for myself, until a few years ago when I decided that I would like to share them with others. A bit short of movie production money, I tried myself in writing, and that’s when my journey began.

Do you have a favorite novel, author, or genre that you read? Any specific author that has inspired your writing journey? 

As I mentioned before, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books were one of the first I read, and they will always have a reserved place on my top shelf. There were, however, many other stories that left a huge impact on me. Some of them were manga-s, some were masterfully crafted story games like ‘The Last of Us Part One’ which this story was inspired by.

Regarding the genres I read, I love me a good YA enemies-to-friends story, but in general, some may find it weird to say this as an author, but I’m more of a visual person, and prefer visual medium over written one. I do enjoy a good book from time to time, but I like to absorb all kinds of stories, no matter if they were written, filmed, painted or even sung. 

Do you have any other writing projects you’re working on currently? 

Yes, I do have a few. In fact, ‘The Rebel and the Princess’ was my second project. The first one isn’t ready yet, but it should be soon, if I stop procrastinating, that is.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time, like hobbies? 

If you don’t find me AT my desk writing, you’ll find me ON my desk dancing. There is something about music, some chemical reaction in my brain whenever I hear it that possesses me and forces me to dance. I can’t explain it, but I swear, you could lock me in the room and play me Mozart and I would dance for hours.

My other hobby is tennis. I’m sure that even the no-tennis fans heard Novak Djokovic’s name at least once. And coming from Serbia, the same country he does, I’m sure me along with most other kids tried out the racket in their hands. I sure liked it. It’s good for getting out of the chair once in a while too.

What is your favorite kind of food? 

The kind I should avoid. But I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say no to some sweet and spicy chicken or mom’s spaghetti.

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