Tuesday, February 03, 2015

2015 book 34

Shannon Hale's Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters
The third--and final?--book in Hale's delightful Princess Academy series finds things getting a bit more serious as war is looming. And just when Miri thinks she can finally go home (and get officially betrothed to her love interest), the king commands her to go tutor up a trio of royal cousins and get them ready to be potential brides for the king of the country threatening war. When she arrives, things are more dire than she ever could have expected--the girls live alone, in a swamp in the middle of nowhere, and spend their days hunting for food (there is a super sweet alligator-wrestling scene). Plus there are some nefarious things going on in the town. Miri is the best, though, and deals with all this moooooostly ably. The three new girls are great, too, as are all the returning characters. And when a big secret is revealed, I just about jumped out of my chair. Hale really has a way with plot! And her writing is great too--these books are just really charming. I am now determined to buy the set for a little girl of my acquaintance. A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in March.

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