Disclaimer: The reviews I post on The Self Rescue Princess won’t be the usual style of book review that talks about all the points and elements of a novel. My intention is to focus on heroines that I believe exemplify the spirit and character of a self-rescuing princess or are on their way to achieving that status.
Christina (the heroine in Conception … not me) is trying not to throw too much of a pity party over turning 30 when her life is altered. Not altered as in an incident changes the course of her life, but she lands up in a different world and learns she is prophesized as their savior.
What I loved about Christina was how she jumped into her role as savior and how serious she took it, even though she doubted it was true. She learns new skills in order to protect the people and doesn’t back down from battles, even though she is given many outs. Her friends and protectors actually encourage –even try to order her– to stay back and protected. They try to convince her that the world depends on her survival so needs to stay safe.
This self-rescue princess believes that the best way to help the people, to give them hope, is for them to witness their savior actively helping them. Christina does takes risks but makes sure they are necessary and not just a way to show off her powers. She always keeps in mind that others will put her safety above theirs, so she balances their need to protect with her need to act.