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The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
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Sep 15, 11

Read in September, 2011

I've only just started this book, but I am absolutely loving it.

I have a few pet peeves about fantasy books set in a medieval world. Authors often puts modern attitudes about women's roles (and men's roles) in the mouths of protagonists who could have no concept of such things given the society in which they were raised. Also, novels are often set in a generically medieval frame, where clothing, technology, and politics that existed hundreds of years apart in the real world are presented as if they could have existed at the same time.

(Mild spoiler warning from first 30 pages of the book)
(view spoiler) There are other kinds of tidbits about medieval culture woven in to the story, and yet the writing maintains the energy and flow I expect from a good middle grade book.

I can't believe an MG book has just made my history-nerd heart flutter, and I can't wait to read the rest.

Update after finishing the book: Yep, still loved it. Highly recommended.
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