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Of Princes and Promises

Sandhya Menon

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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the second instalment in a brand-new series set at an elite boarding school.

From the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi comes the second instalment in a brand-new series set in St Rosetta's Academy.

Caterina LaValle is determined to show she's still the queen of St. Rosetta's Academy. Sure, her crown may be slightly askew after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her, but she's a LaValle. She'll find a way to march right back in there, her hands clutching the strings to the whole puppet show. This time, she's going to be untouchable.

Rahul Chopra knows that moment he shared with Caterina LaValle at the winter formal meant something. Surely she feels it, too. He's a little uncertain how someone like him (socially inept to a point way past "adorkable") could fit into her world, but he's loved Caterina for years. He knows they'll find a way.

When Caterina finds out Alaric is taking a supermodel to the upcoming gala, she knows she cannot arrive without the perfect date. But the thought of taking another superficial St. R's boy exhausts her. The solution? Sweet-but-clueless Rahul Chopra and a mysterious pot of hair gel with the power to alter the wearer into whatever his heart desires.

When Rahul tries it, he transforms instantly into RC-debonair, handsome, and charming. But transformation comes with a price: As Rahul enjoys his new social standing, the line between his two personas begins to blur. Will he give up everything, including Caterina, to remain RC? Or will this unlikely pair find their way back to each other?
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Praise for Sandhya Menon's work:

'Pure, fantastical escapism with a tiny critique embedded in the privilege that it so joyfully describes' Financial Times

'One of the great rom-com YA writers' Paste Magazine

'Adorable, joyous.' BuzzFeed

'Anytime your soul needs a hug, pick up a Sandhya Menon novel.' Book Riot

'There's something irresistible about Sandhya Menon's novels: the romances are sweet and winning, the humour is cheerful and sly, and the families are warm and complicated.' Stephanie Perkins

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Praise for Of Princes and Promises

  • [A] fun and authentic voice - Buzzfeed

  • One of the great rom-com YA writers - Paste Magazine

  • There's something irresistible about Sandhya Menon's novels

  • Pure, fantastical escapism with a tiny critique embedded in the privilege that it so joyfully describes - Financial Times

  • A sweet and fantastical delight from start to end - CultureFly

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Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street food, and blames this upbringing for her obsession with happily-ever-afters, bad dance moves, and pani puri. Now she lives in Colorado, where she's on a mission to (gently) coerce her family to watch all 3,220 Bollywood movies she claims as her favourite. Visit her online at sandhyamenon.com.

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