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Friday, January 21, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: The False Princess

The False Princess (ARC) by Eilis O'Neal
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub. Date: January 25th, 2011
Pages: 336
Age Level: 11+
From publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Please note that this is an ARC and passages below are subject to change in the final copy.

Synopsis via 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.

Noteworthy Passages

Sinda; pg. 77
There might be nowhere I would be at home. I might always be straddling two worlds, and finding solace in neither.

Sinda; pg. 98
I did not have all the pieces of myself intact, but the shattered ones lay quieter that they had in Treb, gradually being smoothed over so that they no longer cut me as often.


The False Princess was a really enjoyable read and definitely a noteworthy one. If you'd like to find out more of my thoughts on it than you can read my

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Precious said...

This sounds great! I really like the synopsis. Plus I've heard good things about this. Hope I'll be reading your review soon!

Patricia's Particularity said...

This sounds really good! A little bit of suspense and romance... Nice! Adding it to my TBR list right now.

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