Book: The False Princess

Eilis O'Neal
Young Adult
EgmontUSA / 2011
Hard Back / 319 Pages

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.

I picked this book up because I was looking for an O book lol

What I liked the Most? The friendship between Sinda & Kiernan

What I liked the Least? Sinda’s penchant to use Kiernan

Review: OMG – I loved this book. It is story telling, plain and simple. There are secrets, twists and turns, betrayal, love, laughter, and bad acting. The characters are unique individuals following their own paths. This book is definitely headed to the bound the be re-read pile!

I do have to say – shame on you King & Queen for using babies like that, you set yourself up for the whole big mess.

Recommended to: Fans of female lead fiction

Best Quote: “He watches you, Sinda. Like you're his best treasure, only he can't think of a way to slip you into is pocket. Hasn't he-of-the-throwing-daggers been brave enough to mention it?”

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