ARC BOOK REVIEW: A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron

Publication Date: January 10, 2023
Format: Kindle
Genre:  YA, LGBTQ+

Publisher: Inkyard Press
462 pages
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Edward Dinnissen leads a charmed life. He’s the Crown Prince of Canada, gets the royal treatment at his exclusive private school, and resides in a ritzy mansion. He thrives off being the perfect prince as he prepares for the Investiture Ceremony on his eighteenth birthday, the final step in his role as heir—and Canada’s future king. But this closeted Crown Prince has just one tiny problem: he’s unsure how to tell his parents, his beloved country, and his adoring fans that he’s gay.
Billy Boone should be happy with the simple life. His family’s ranch is his favorite place in the world, he loves his small town, and his boyfriend is the cutest guy at Little Timber High. So why does it feel like something’s still missing? Maybe it has to do with the fact that this out-and-proud cowboy feels destined for something more . . .
When Edward and Billy meet by chance in New York City, they discover that they are long-lost twins, and their lives are forever changed. Together, will these twin princes—“twinces”—be able to take on high school, coming out, and coronations? Or will this royal reunion quickly become a royal train wreck?


This was a cute story about twin boys one who was switched at birth with another child who died. One was raised as the prince he was meant to be the other was raised as a rancher.

When I put my bias of the royalty aside  (we know how they treated Megan for being bi-racial so being gay would be a whole no no no I'm sure)  this was a cute tale of one who has what he thought he wanted snatched away and other who finds purpose in his new found role. 

Both Princes are gay, one in the closet the other out and proud with a best friend who is non-binary and destined to become a fashion icon. 

When Prince Billy is discovered since he is the oldest twin he usurps the throne from his brother who has been groomed for this for years.  They didn't do a very good job of handling the casting aside of Edward for Billy but I guess that was for the drama that ensues surrounding Edward trying to win his title back through sabotage.  

This is definitely written for a younger YA audience it was a bit too juvenile for me but it was still a good read and I loved the representation in it and how they showed the struggle to come out.  Even Billy who is out and proud in his small Montana town has a best friend who is non-binary and was disowned by family and is often bullied.  

While this will be banned in Florida schools and by so many other schools across the USA, I think this is a good fun diverse book for a middle school age bracket. Representation is important. 

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