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The Princess Trap (Scandia #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  649 ratings  ·  59 reviews
She's a royal on the run, as the PLOT thickens!

Life as a princess = a dream come true, right? Girl, please! Between palace rules, a mean queen-bee roomie at her posh boarding school, the ever-present paparazzi -- and, BTW, her unrequited crushing on Jonas -- Jenna feels superstressed, and finds herself wishing she were a plain old nobody again. Which is why she tries to ru
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Chicken House (first published August 1st 2008)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Hannah Marie for TeensReadToo.com

Roughly a year has passed since Scandia regained its presumably dead king and main character, Jenna, found out that she was royalty. With the conspirators that appeared in THE PRINCESS PLOT out of the country, the North Islanders and the South Islanders of Scandia should be able to live happily ever after, right?

Well, not quite.

Jenna is an outcast at her boarding school, especially due to her dark features that are typically associated with all North
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Brittany
Another exciting, fluffy book in is series. I always feel like comparing this to The Princess Diaries, but it's really not much like it at all. The only similarity is the normal girl who suddenly finds out she's a princess, and maybe her friend Bea kind of reminds me of Lily. But the books are more serious, with all sorts of political intrigue going on. They're still fun books, though, with teenage romance and things going on. With both of these books, as I first started reading them, I kept thi ...more
Mindy Words
En un principio, Jarven, me pareció muy ingenua en muchas partes de la historia. Por mucho que seas seleccionada para ser de actriz en un película no te subes a una avioneta con dos desconocidos. No se, creo que sospecharía por lo menos algo. El resto de los personajes, algunos tenía ganas de pegarle, en cambios otros te sorprenden. Una de las partes que me ha encantado es Tine, amiga de Jarven, va a una comisaria de policía a denunciar la desaparición de su amiga.

Por ultimo, me han gustado los
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Ellen Dorrington
This book was hideous. I don't understand how anyone could like this book, it was so bad. Usually, with these types of books, I can stick through them and enjoy them as a light hearted read. This book was so terrible I couldn't even do that.

All of the characters were unlikable, especially Jenna. Whiny, annoying, and only seeming to care about her crush, she was a flat character. All the characters were flat characters, and despite all my imagination I couldn't breathe life into a single one.

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xXxForgetMeNotxXx
One of the best books ever. I hope that Kristen Boie makes another to go to the series. I loved how Jenna was like the normal girl that wants to be normal but is really a princess.
Lexiealy
Mar 25, 2010 Lexiealy added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everone ecxept babies theres curse words in it.
Recommended to Lexiealy by: scholastic book fair
~beware of spoiler~
it was totally my favorite and then she started dating jonas .if i spoiled the book 4 u sory
Katherine
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Taylor
I received this book as a ARC for doing reviews on my local teen library blog.

When new “princess” Jenna, her long lost cousin Melena and their friend Jonas save their country, everything is great, right? Not so much. After an unflattering picture of Jenna appears in newspapers around the world and she discovers her boy-crush kissing another girl she has had it. Jenna runs away but stumbles across mother’s boyfriend’s son, Perry, who is on the run for his own reasons. They decide to hang low for
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Anne
Jenna is a princess, but not a very good one. She is constantly being caught by the press in embarrassing photos. None of the other girls at her boarding school like her, in fact, they taunt her cruelly. She misses her one good friend back home and wishes that she could sink back into anonymity with her.

However, when Jenna runs away, she quickly becomes embroiled in a plot by subversives trying to overthrow the king who is her uncle.

This is the second book in a series. It might be helpful to rea
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Penelope
It was entertaining. here is the blurb

THE PLOT THICKENS
life as a princess= a dream come true,right? Girl please! Between palace rules,a mean queen-bee roomie at her posh boarding school,the ever present paparazzi-and, BTW, her unrequited crushing on Jonas- Jenna feels superstressed, and finds herself wishing she were plain old nobody again. Which is why she tries to run away...only to get trapped in a scheme to overthrow her uncle, the king!
Major drama
Suddenly -seriously- Jenna must stop a ci
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Sydney
Let's just say that this book only gets a star because I t has to, and that I'm only considering it "Read" because I cannot bring myself to finish it. This book was absolutely horrid and if anyone is even considering purchasing it or reading it I would advise against it, especially if you have not read the first book in the Scandia "series." (If you would dare call it that) The first book, The Princess Plot was okay but not great while this one was horrible on all fronts. It seems like something ...more
Sarahhhh
This book made me sad when I finished it. It is a little about politics and I love this because of corse the drama this book is just amazing.
Zaira
DNF. This book was really cheesy and cliche and I have a ton of other books I have to finish in the meantime. I really wasn't invested in the characters at all. Jenna was really whiny and annoying plus self-deprecating. She doesn't believe she's pretty, she's thinks she's fat. Jonas was fine, though a bit of an idiot at one point. The split in the point of views was not well done. The parts with the bad guy and the mother and others stuff, BORING. I guess this book addresses bullying and such, b ...more
Amanda
This was a really good sequel and takes readers into the world of Jenna once again. Scandia is where dreams come true, but also where they can be smashed to pieces. More political intrigue and rebel drama haunt this novel, making it adventurous as well as a coming of age story. Jenna loves Jonas, but doesn't know if he loves her back. Someone is threatening the government. And someone is trying to change life as Jenna and her friends know it. I really hope there is another sequel about the beaut ...more
Susan
I really liked this book. It's the second in the series, and Jenna, the princess, continues to have problems. Sandia, the country she is princess of, is also being taken over by the bad guys.

It was exciting at the end, but I got kind of tired of Jenna being the "poor me" person all the way through. Why couldn't she stick up for herself? I also got tired of her and Jonas not being able to figure out if the other one loved him/her. And I got tired of the stupid parents who were only concerned abou
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Elisa
This is the sequel to The Princess Plot, a book that keeps you in suspense throughout the whole story.
I read the first book a couple of years ago and thought it was brilliant and when I found out there was a sequel, I knew I had to read it. It's taken me awhile to get around to buying it and I have to say, the expectations were not met. I don't know if it's because I read the book years ago (and had different taste then) or because the book wasn't as suspenseful as the first, but I was kind of
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Renata
I didn't really want to read this but a friend of mine said it was good so I did. At first it was kind of slow but then it got interesting. Especially since I read this book first before I read the first book it was harder to understand. But I do give it a point because I understood what was going on I just didn't know all of the characters as well as if I read the first book. It acually was a good book I like how it had normal teenage problems mixed in with royal princess problems. It kept it i ...more
Marcia Adversalo
Have I mentioned that I'm a sucker for a happy ending? I liked this book more than the first one. It seemed to have more depth to it. I didn't think I was going to care for it at the beginning because it was a little too Mean Girls for me, but that really did help develop the story. I still think the main character is a little too wimpy, but she showed more backbone in this book. The romance was awkward and convoluted, which I think is probably pretty accurate for this age group.
Novia Raihanah
Noticed that the book was actually written in German, and it got translated. Which makes the translator an awesome human being. The relationship between Jenna and Jonah is frustrating - and having it dragged out until the very last chapter is a classic, if irritating, move. The author wanted to highlight the Northerners' plight and yeah, I can feel for them - how people think they're better than them just because of their birth place.
The ending is sweet though.
Annemarie
I enjoyed reading this book, though not hardly as much as the first book in the series, The Princess Plot. This one was deliberately slower, with a vaguely defined - yet still entertaining - plot. Jenna is still the spunky main character, equipped by an ever-growing set of (often sparring) sidekicks. More political issues grace the not-so-peaceful country of Scandia.
One part I disliked was Jenna's dramatic reactions to seemingly everything Jonas does.
Emma Xoxo
I loved this book! It was even better than "The Princess Plot". The changing of the scenes desperately helped the action of the book. When Jenna and Perry run away at the same party, they end up getting kidnapped by Bolstrom! Everything clinks and clangs after that. Read the story to know what I mean! I recommend that you read "The Princess Plot" first though, since this IS the sequel to that book. I rate this book 5 stars. ***** . -Signing off, -Emma XoXo
Avery
This is very good book. Except for one thing: Jenna is an idiot. I tend to like main characters, but Jenna was... unlikable. She continues to believe that the rebels are bad and trying to blow stuff up. I thought she learned in the last book! The whole way through I was practically screaming at her! I suppose a MC needs to have flaws, but this was too much.
In short, I liked the first book better.
Micky
The first one was amazing, but this one was disappointing. I expected more, but even though the story continued, I felt it unrealistic (especially the ending) and for the soul purpose of making money. The entire story could have been consumed in a novella. Also, it brought in the drama of a normal life, which wasn't even possible with Jenna being who she is. I definitely recommend the first one though.
Lia Au
Das Buch Verrat in Skogland ist die Fortsetzung von dem ersten Buch, was Skogland heißt. Es ist genauso spannend und fesselnd. Das schöne war ein Happy End. Das einzige Problem war bei mir, dass ich nicht mehr wusste, wer sind die Rebellen, welche Väter sind böse, was genau wurde jetzt geplant. Insgesamt fand ich das Buch gut bis sehr gut.
Patricia
This book started off slowly for me and I began to wonder what I'd seen in the first book that I was not seeing here. I don't know if it took long to set out all the facts--where the book left off--and start up the story or just what. However, the story did pick up and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the book as much as the first one.
Beth (MrsGinTN)
This book was a little slow to get into, but the ending definitely kept me reading. It took me two weeks to get through the first half of the book, and two days to finish it. I really don't feel like the the characters are real enough to be concerned with their daily life. Maybe it is something that gets lost in the translation.
Janell
It's very obviously a sequel to the previous book. The story is almost the same, and the characters just as stupid. It does flow a little faster and the plot comes out a slightly better than the firs. The idea of it is I think a catching one for young readers, but it just completely misses the mark.
m1 Gwen
I loved this book! It was interesting, action-packed, and cool! It did include some romance, which was really cute and I reread it twice right after I read it the first time because I didn't want it to be over. It was super good and I recommend it to everyone!
Wendy
I enjoyed the first one a bit more than this one. I think it is interesting that these books are translations. The bad guys say "tarnation" a lot which I found quite funny. maybe they were using an old pioneer dictionary while translating?
Kathryn
I haven't read much but good so far. I liked the first one, The Princess Trap. Ok, I have taken a BIG break from this book because I have much better books to be reading. Such as Mockingjay, which is in the BEST series ever!
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Kirsten Boie was born in Hamburg in 1950. She studied German and English literature and wrote a doctoral thesis on a topic in the field of literary research. She worked as a secondary school teacher in Hamburg from 1978 until 1983. When she adopted a child she had to stop teaching and began to write. Her first book "Paule ist ein Glücksgriff" (1985) was very well received and won several awards.

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