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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Oct 16, 2012

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bookshelves: fantasy, middle-grade-and-younger
Read in May, 2012

Oh, friends, I wanted to love this book. I really did. So many other people loved it, and also said it was like The Thief. Looking back, this may have been a problem because it set up unrealistic expectations. Nothing is ever like The Thief. In the case of The False Prince, the comparison made me suspicious of Sage from the beginning, which messed up the plot. Also, I felt like a lot of the characterizations were inconsistent or didn’t make sense somehow. So…yeah. I really wanted to like this one, to love it, but in the end I just found myself vaguely annoyed.


I had some more thoughts about The False Prince and, more specifically, Sage in relation to Gen
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Jamie Dacyczyn Same here. I really WANTED to love this book, for the same Thief reasons....just ended up disappointed. Once you go Gen, you never go back...

Maureen E Yeahhh...the closest I've come are the Bloodline books by Katy Moran, but...yeah.

Jamie Dacyczyn Maureen wrote: "Yeahhh...the closest I've come are the Bloodline books by Katy Moran, but...yeah."

Now I have to add the Bloodline books to my "to read" shelf!

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