Thursday, March 24, 2011
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
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.
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.
I love fairy tales, I love reading books that are based on fairy tales and that is what this book reminded me of. I enjoyed reading this book, the story line was original, it had twists and turns that I didn't see coming. However, I would have liked it to have a little more depth, maybe a more dialogue.
One thing about a debut novel is that they (the author) gets better with each consecutive book, I would love to see a sequel, but if not I will keep an eye out for more by Eilis O'Neal