Arabella is the Elven princess and in a time when her people are trying to gain the trust of the humans her parents have agreed to a wedding between Arabella and the human Prince Phillip. This agreement however brings death threats upon Arabella from those that oppose an alliance with the humans.
Fearing for their daughters life Arabella’s parents send her off to go into hiding with a group of servants. When pirates show up looking for Arabella she used magic to change her appearance to get away from them. Fearing for their safety Arabella and her group seek the help of a group of humans when the soldiers that were promised to meet them never show up.
Bound by Birthright was a rather fast paced fantasy featuring an Elven princess who needs to go on the run. All set to do her duty for her parents and her people she was planning on marrying a human in an arranged marriage but has hesitations of finding her own love in her life.
Plenty of action in the story as Arabella flees to what she only thinks is safety and then find the pirates after her and needs to flee again. Then a bit of romance in the mix when Arabella finds herself drawn to a human that is part of the group helping to get her to safety.
A lot packed into this shorter read, a bit of a cliffhanger ending with a twist at the end so would definitely be interested in seeing where things go in the next book.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.