Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Princess Trap

Author: Kirsten Boie


Life as a princess = a dream come true, right? Girl, please! Between palace rules, a mean queen-bee roomie at her posh boarding school, the ever-present paparazzi--and BTW, her unrequited crushing on Jonas--Jenna feels superstressed, and finds herself wishing she were a plain old nobody again. Which is why she tries to run away...only to get trapped in a scheme to overthrow her uncle, the king!

Major drama.

Suddenly--seriously?--Jenna must stop a civil war. When all she really wants is her first kiss!

Review: I think I liked this one better than the first one. Why? Jenna is maturing and this book delves a little deeper into seperation and bullying. I would definately recommend it to kids Age 10+ because they would be the most likely to relate to Jenna and her Princess status as well as understand some of the bad things Jenna is going through. Even though I'm a senior in highschool (yay me!), I still liked it, but I have to say that it isn't for everyone.

THe book is geared toward younger readers, but the political drama makes this one something new. I like reading not just about princesses, but the actual story and danger behind it. The Princess Trap portrays it's political side while still keeping the book about the main character. This installment is more believable and relatable than the first one and it also combines mystery and firs-love romance to round it out.

Having trouble finding a good book for an elementary or middle-school aged girl? If she's into princesses and murder plots, then I would suggest getting her this one for Christmas.

My sister is 14 already and she REALLY like this book too. :)

Rating: 1 2 3 3.5 4 5

Other Books in the Series:

1. The Princess Plot (the first one)

*Gosh, I seriously love these covers for some reason*


  1. I love how the author shows how complex love can really be and how far people will go to make someone jealous or hurt them. This book is great to show bully problems and misunderstandings that get in the way. Having problems adjusting to things coming from someplace being a nobody then ending up being a sombody in 1 week is a lot a stress. Kirsten Boie did a great job describing what Jenna has to adjust to.

  2. IT LOOKS SO COOL!!!!! I want to SO read it;D

  3. I still keep on it on my bookshelf, because it is such an appealing cover. Sassy just like Jenna!


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