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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  4,553 ratings  ·  530 reviews
A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buc ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Poppy
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Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Sep 25, 2012 Kat (Lost in Neverland) marked it as couldn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
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You know that moment, when you're reading a book, and an adorable little animal comes into the story, like a cat or dog?
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Awww, look at the little kitty!

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Yes indeed, my friends, The Last Princess is an example of those many many books where THE ANIMAL THAT IS RANDOMLY ADDED TO THE STORY JUST TO BE KILLED OFF.

And that is why I'm not finishing this story after two animals were unnecessarily killed off. (The
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Mimi Valentine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

When you look at this book, you think of a dark, dreary, and dangerous dystopian set in a ruined London. And while it is a dystopian set in England and can be very dark at times, it's also so much more enjoyable and lighter than I expected!

You don't have to worry about being bored with this book — The Last Princess is fast-paced and engaging from beginning to end! But sometimes it's a little too fast that it skims over details and shies away from world-building, leaving
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April
Friends, my honest opinion of The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze is that it was a god awful book. On the upside, it is a super quick read — only taking a few hours to get through. However, this dystopian debut did not work for me despite how quickly I zoomed through it.

You can read the rest of my review here
Mitch
I guess with the glut of dystopian recently thanks to the success of that one, eventually one book would emerge crammed with every single common dystopian trope that's ever been thought of, in an action packed mess that defies almost all logic. Well, look no further than The Last Princess. Unexplained global catastrophe that destroys modern society? Check. Wandering cannibals and other post-apocalyptic dangers? Check. Some sort of power hungry villain whose motives are entirely unexplained? Chec ...more
Katy
2.5 stars - I love just about all dystopian, so this book didn't need a lot to please me. I liked the story, and it was fast-paced and full of action. BUT I felt the book was really rushed, and because of that, I felt it lacked in so much.

I felt everything happened TOO quickly, and the book just skimmed over a scene before jumping to the next. First of all, I didn't get a good idea of what the setting, and the basic description was so vague that I had a hard time determining what the characters
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Ruby
This review was first posted on http://rubysreads.com.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a total Anglophile. I mean, I’m not ready to start drinking my beer at room-temperature or anything, but a reference to Mother England on a dust-jacket always earns a second look from me. You could write a book about fluffy bunny zombies–which, let’s face it, is no one’s favorite genre–but if the backcover blurb mentions how the Fluffy Bunny Zombies invade the Houses of Parliament, I won’t immediately reject it
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Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
4 Stars

THE LAST PRINCESS was a brilliant, and spellbinding adventure, that had murder, chaos, and destruction, all twisted around layers of hope, survival, and determination!! It was beautifully done, with addicting characters, and world building that kept me entertained for hours!!

THE LAST PRINCESS was a highly entertaining story, with compelling characters, addicting world that was filled with dangerous situations, tragic events, a deadly dictator, and a forced army that was willing to do th
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Nafiza
This is going to be crazily difficult to write because, as I have said before and will reiterate again, I dislike writing negative reviews. However, I cannot compromise my integrity so here’s the thing, I found it impossible to like The Last Princess and I will list the reasons in the next few paragraphs.

The holes in the logic made it very difficult for me to continue reading the novel without pausing to wonder about what was happening in the narrative. For instance, in the very beginning of the
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Beáta
toto nebude mať pokračovanie? to akože vážne? niektoré blbosti majú aj milión pokračovaní a toto nič? tseeee
Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
Wonderful start to this series! I’m saying series because I’m not sure of it’s a trilogy. Holy!! Ever since Eliza’s parents are murdered by Hollister, and her two siblings are kidnapped, her life changes in a blink of an eye. She seeks revenge on the man who committed her family to such despair and I only wished she had more training so she could be a soldier. First, she’s in deep with the enemy camp, and manages to find some humanity with Wesley, the good-looking blonde haired, green eyed soldi ...more
Caitlings
I really LOVED the idea of this book. Like just LOVED. And I enjoyed each of the characters and the whole set up of the situation.

But the book just rushed through everything. I wanted it to take it's time and let us see and feel how things were changing. It was very much a tell instead of show book. Went by much too fast.

Originally whatchYAreading.net:

Unfortunately I was mostly disappointed. Sigh.

The book had the potential to be all that I was hoping it to be. The prose was decent, the charact
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Jessica
I actually liked this book. It was a quick, fast paced read. I loved the premise of the story: a dictator trying to overthrow the British throne in a post-apocalyptic world. I was slightly reminded of the movie, V for Vendetta. I also loved the references to British culture (Princess Diana, Princess Kate, Paddington bear, Peter Rabbit). This wasn't the best book ever, but I did enjoy it.
Lindsay Cummings
This is just a fun read! I really enjoyed it, and I also loved the freaky futuristic London!
Nia
Omigosh! This book is so great!!
Aideeeee
Jun 04, 2014 Aideeeee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance + Acción
No es la gran cosa, pero me gustó.

En una Inglaterra del futuro y después de una serie de catástrofes climáticas, la familia real se ha visto perseguida por un grupo de rebeldes que buscan acabar con la monarquía. Eliza es la segunda hija del rey y mientras ve a su familia desmoronarse, emprende una aventura para rescatar lo poco que queda de su familia y en el camino restaurar desde los escombros a su desesperanzada nación... ya, vale, también puede que caiga enamorada de alguien prohibido.

Es un
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Books
I’m tired of dystopian novels but it seems I went through a phase where I accumulated post-apocalyptic books like nobody’s business, and now I’m stuck with it and have to read them all. Luckily for me this turned out to be a surprisingly good book.

The Characters:

I didn’t really connect with any of the characters, because there wasn’t much opportunity to really get to know any of them, other than making the distinction of which characters fought on which side of the battle lines. The good guys we
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Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
This is probably worthy of a 3.5/5. Its hard to categorize a genre. Its not really a dystopian because the alternate government never got full control, and had no hope of ever being disguised as utopian. And its not really post-apocalyptic either since after the world-wide disaster the monarchy was still in power and civilization didnt fall. But still, I guess it was close enough.

So, Eliza, the last princess, was one kick-ass chick. I really liked her, how hard she fought, how far she went for h
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Nancy
Regretfully, I am writing a review for this book and it's not going to be happy.

First, a positive note. The story moves quickly and it is an easy read. There is nonstop action and little useless reflection that is all too common in young adult fiction. The story moves from the first page and doesn't stop until the very end.

The first problem I had with the story is the transitions. Although it moves quickly, I missed the transition from pretty princess to hardened and embittered soldier. Princes
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PrincyJessie
Comments: Is Anyone done with the heroes always sticking around now its time for heroines!! And this book blew my mind my heartbeat is up and down so crazily while reading this.
PLOT = Her kingdom has been destroyed and she watched her family gets killed in front of her, she only wants revenge but then she met someone that give her hope once again.
Characters = ELiza = she is the main character in this story and this girl is one of the best heroine I ever read, she is not strong at first but at t
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Marika
Galaxy Craze's new YA is set, like many YA these days, in a dystopian future. England is barren, food is short, the land is barren, oil has run out, and violence is imminent. But instead of focusing on some poor guttersnipe, Craze's protagonist is no one less than a princess, Princess Eliza Windsor. When the Tudor army, a faction of anti-royalists and discontents storm the palace, Eliza's father is killed and her siblings captured. Only Eliza manages to escape into the terrifying streets of Lond ...more
Marie
3.5 Stars.

This started off shocking and ended shockingly.

I felt sorry for Eliza from start to end. She lost so much and Wesley was the only stranger to show her any kindness.
I found it awesome who he was when it was all revealed and the only smile I managed was for poor little Jamie.

This book starts of very fast paced and it pretty much stays that way.
This book was quite sad and traumatic. There was never any happiness only in fond memories.

It's kinda put me on a downer but the ending was t
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Booknut
Wow. Just wow.

The Last Princess is - as you can most like infer from the title - the Last Princess...of England. Yep, years on from Diana and our very own Princess Kate, the royal family are stuck in a similar situation to the Romanovs and Marie Antoinette and her husband Louis. The people want change, and they believe that the easiest way to do that is to go psycho, burn down villages, kill puppies and also kill off the royal family one by one.

And this is the story of the Last Princess, who tak
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Kath
Kdyby tuhle knihu nečetla Beáta a Dý, tak bych si jí snad ani nevšimla. Pak mě na ní ale Dý nalákala a já už si jí přetahovala do kindlu. Musím říct, že to vážně stálo za to, protože se kniha naprosto skvěle četla a navíc mi celý námět knihy připadal vážně super a originální. Též se divím, že kniha nebude mít pokračování, protože u téhle knihy to je opravdu škoda.
Arpita Dash
It is an easy read and the story moves quickly but left me with so many questions. To start with I didn't understand the reason of roamers to be present in the story though they have nothing to do in whole story and probably the villain Cornelius Hollister was more powerful than the king as he had so many weapons and soldiers.

I feel the main protagonist “Eliza” was a strong character with so much disaster happening around her, she still never give up and tries to fight back for revenge. I feel
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Lia Bree
4,75* :D super námet, bolo to skvelé akoby oddýchnutie si od dystópií v Amerike(nepozná niekto dystópiu odohrávajúcu sa ešte niekde v Európe? :D) ako vidím, bude to mať pokračovanie http://nd05.jxs.cz/772/437/731066d2d3... všetkým odporúčam! :)
Ale Domīnija
2.5

Este libro las cosas pasan muy rápido.
La trama en sí es buena, la autora fue original con la idea de este libro pero va demasiado apresurado este libro.
Empecemos por el romance, si es que eso era romance, lo sentí demasiado forzado.
Lo segundo fue que me surgieron más interrogantes a medida leía la historia.
¿Por qué Wesley la ayudó, porque a mí no me van a vender esa excusa barata que la vio y no se pudo contener en matarla?¿Cómo fue eso que estaban en la guerra pero de la nada atraparon a Co
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Willinda
Výborné, naprosto výborné!
Astrid Kinnunen
I'm going to be frank here - the only thing I liked about this book was Mary. Well, towards the ending the book got better (hence the three stars), but Mary was awesome throughout. I'm tired of reading about princesses who despise dresses and being royal and all that jazz. Mary like the dresses and royalty AND was still badass. Kutos to you, Mary.

Eliza annoyed me A LOT. *spoilers ahead* she met Wesley, what - three weeks before she slept with him? She had barely any interaction with him before t
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Sarah (Catching Books)
I'm not a huge fan of dystopian books, so I was a little hesitant when I first picked this book up..but I am SO glad I did!! Overall, the Last Princess is a some-what short, but action packed read.

One of the best parts about The Last Princess was the plot! It was really interesting to see how much England had changed after "The Seventeen Days" (which is when a series of natural disasters destroyed much of the Earth) and how people were able to survive in such a desolate place. The action scenes
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Evelyn
The Last Princess Review (negative)

It is England in the year 2090. People are suffering from famine as a result of the Seventeen Days - a series of natural disasters that destroyed crops and reduced cities to rubble. In London, political unrest has weakened the government and the English royal family. Princess Eliza Windsor, still reeling from the death of her mother at the hands of a revolutionary named Cornelius Holister, is living in the relative safety of Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish cou
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Galaxy Craze (born 1972 in London, England) is an actress and writer. She moved to the U.S. with her mother in 1980 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She appeared in a few independent films in the late 1990s, and wrote a novel, By the Shore, published in 1999. She is a 1993 graduate of Barnard College.

Craze told an interviewer that she "didn't say I wanted to be a writer, I just knew that's wha
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