The Crownless by
Jordan Nicole Smith
Princess Vivienne is has been found guilty of the murder of Witherstone’s most notorious abuser and is sentenced to the gallows. She has been given one last chance, if she can find the real culprit she will be set free. Pierce is hired to go with her, tasked with the impossible job of keeping Vivienne safe. He’s not entirely sure that the princess is innocent, but together they take up the case to clear Vivienne’s name. What Vivienne expected to be an easy quest pushes her towards best friends, new enemies, and hard questions that she isn’t sure that she wants the answers to.
Secrets and backstabbing cause the princess to fear that she’s going to end up exactly where she started: the gallows. Only this time, no one will save her.