Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 book 193

Shannon Hale's Princess Academy: Palace of Stone
I started to write that this was a super cute follow-up to the super cute Princess Academy (a 2006 Newbery Honor book), and then realized that was kind of a weird thing to say about a book about a political revolution. Which this is. We find Miri and several of her Mount Eskel friends in the big city to learn new things and hang out w/ their friend who's about to marry the prince--only soon Miri finds herself befriending revolutionaries, and agreeing with their cause! Can she help make the country better--without hurting her best friend? Talk about your high stakes. And things do get a little intense--but this book is still super cute! I enjoy all Hale's books (adult, YA, graphic novel, whatever), but Miri is especially likable. B+.

An e-galley was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in August.

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