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The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
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Jan 12, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, ya
Read in January, 2011

"The False Princess" is a young adult fantasy novel with some mystery and romance. The story-style reminded me of Shannon Hale's books, which I also enjoy. This novel was a fast read that kept my interest, and I finished it in one day.

The characters were complex and engaging. The suspense was created by some physical danger and several relationship troubles. The world-building was very good and based in the typical "vaguely medieval" fantasy/fairytale setting. Some of the plot events will feel familiar to most readers, but the story did have some unique and interesting twists.

There was no bad language and no sex. Overall, I highly recommend this engaging and well-written novel. I look forward to O'Neal's future novels.


I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher for review purposes.
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