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Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
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May 19, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-fantasy
Read in May, 2012

After the dramatic close to the Princess Academy and Britta's engagement to the prince, Miri and the other princess's ladies promised Britta that they would come down off Mount Eskell and visit the new princess in her palace. When the time comes, Miri has mixed feelings about leaving her beloved mountain and even more beloved family. Peder comes along to learn stone carving in the city, but he grows so immersed in his work that Miri wonders if he still cares for her. When she meets a group of radical new friends she forgets her loneliness and plunges into the political turmoil surrounding Britta and the royal family. Before long Miri is torn between old and new loyalties, while things that once seemed perfectly clear tangle into complicated knots all around her.
The premise of the novel isn't quite as original or enthralling as its prequel, The Princess Academy, but it is a delight to settle down with a simple, goodhearted heroine in a world where (even in the midst of a revolution) there is Right and Wrong, and you know Right will prevail in the end. This is a sweet fantasy novel most suited to readers ages 10-14.
Reviewed on netgalley.com. Publication date August 21, 2012.
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Olivia Floyd i think that i will love this book after such a great review

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