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The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
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Aug 05, 11

Read from August 03 to 04, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This is a YA fantasy that reads much like a fairy tale and has it's share of adventure, difficult choices, and a sweet romance throughout the book (definitely YA and suitable for young teens). As the title indicates, this is about a girl raised as a princess only to find out when she is 16 that she was substituted for the real princess at birth due to a prophecy that the princess would die before she was 16. She is pretty much cast out with very little to take with her and sent to an aunt who was unaware of her existence. Nalia finds out that her real name is Sinda and she also discovers that she has magic within her. This is also the story of her childhood friend Kiernan and their relationship before and after she is exposed as being a commoner and not a princess at all. Kiernan is the son of an Earl and with Nailia he would have been below her in station but with Sinta he is definitely above such a match for the son of an Earl.

Like so many fairy tales there are many lessons woven into this story. Loyalty, the difficulty of making decisions when either way someone will be hurt, dedication to a cause. This is a good one because Sinta has to examine her heart and mind to find out what her real reasons are to follow this course and whether they are self serving or for more noble reasons.

I liked the characters in this book including the rather eccentric old lady that Sinta takes magic lessons from and the other two girls who eventually make up a triangle that has to be sorted out. It was not a "can not put it down" read but a nice one for quiet evenings.
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message 1: by Ali (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ali Loved this one!

Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom) Sounds like a nice story... I will read it eventually...

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