Saturday, February 5, 2011

The False Princess

Author: Eilis O'Neal

Summary: (goodreads) Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.

Review: Love princess tales? I most certainly do! I'd place this book very high on my princess must-reads list because it was just one of the most entertaining. The characters are lovable and wonderfully cute. The plot turns and twists, but it can be a bit slow overall. I wasn't expecting much from this book for some reason, but it turned out to be a whole lot better that what I could have hoped for. I don't think you'll regret picking it up!

Keirnan can only be described as human, boyishly handsome, sweet and very crush-worthy in the midst of all the recently paranormal hot guys out there. The chemistry between him and Sinda is realistic and slowly developed to keep it natural. Sinda is a nice person with a couple of flaws that make her a character that the reader can relate to.

This book was just pleasing and wonderful. There was magic, adventure, a memorable setting, and a sweet romance.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 4.5 5


  1. This one looks really good. I've been wanting to read it for a while now. Great review!

  2. Thanks! I'd say its worth checking out although I'm not a HUGE fan of the cover, but the writing is good!


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