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The Last Princess

(Last Princess #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  6,060 ratings  ·  668 reviews
A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buc ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Poppy
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Kat (Lost in Neverland)
May 14, 2012 marked it as couldn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome-cover
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You know that moment, when you're reading a book, and an adorable little animal comes into the story, like a cat or dog?
You know, like this?

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Awww, look at the little kitty!

And then, a couple pages later, the author is like;

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Yes indeed, my friends, The Last Princess is an example of those many many books where THE ANIMAL THAT IS RANDOMLY ADDED TO THE STORY JUST TO BE KILLED OFF.

And that is why I'm not finishing this story after two animals were unnecessarily killed off. (The
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Mitch
May 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
I guess with the glut of dystopian recently thanks to the success of that one, eventually one book would emerge crammed with every single common dystopian trope that's ever been thought of, in an action packed mess that defies almost all logic. Well, look no further than The Last Princess. Unexplained global catastrophe that destroys modern society? Check. Wandering cannibals and other post-apocalyptic dangers? Check. Some sort of power hungry villain whose motives are entirely unexplained? Chec ...more
Mimi Valentine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

When you look at this book, you think of a dark, dreary, and dangerous dystopian set in a ruined London. And while it is a dystopian set in England and can be very dark at times, it's also so much more enjoyable and lighter than I expected!

You don't have to worry about being bored with this book — The Last Princess is fast-paced and engaging from beginning to end! But sometimes it's a little too fast that it skims over details and shies away from world-building, leaving
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Nafiza
Oct 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
This is going to be crazily difficult to write because, as I have said before and will reiterate again, I dislike writing negative reviews. However, I cannot compromise my integrity so here’s the thing, I found it impossible to like The Last Princess and I will list the reasons in the next few paragraphs.

The holes in the logic made it very difficult for me to continue reading the novel without pausing to wonder about what was happening in the narrative. For instance, in the very beginning of the
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April
May 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, dystopian, ya
Friends, my honest opinion of The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze is that it was a god awful book. On the upside, it is a super quick read — only taking a few hours to get through. However, this dystopian debut did not work for me despite how quickly I zoomed through it.

You can read the rest of my review here
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Ruby
This review was first posted on http://rubysreads.com.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a total Anglophile. I mean, I’m not ready to start drinking my beer at room-temperature or anything, but a reference to Mother England on a dust-jacket always earns a second look from me. You could write a book about fluffy bunny zombies–which, let’s face it, is no one’s favorite genre–but if the backcover blurb mentions how the Fluffy Bunny Zombies invade the Houses of Parliament, I won’t immediately reject it
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Katy
May 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - I love just about all dystopian, so this book didn't need a lot to please me. I liked the story, and it was fast-paced and full of action. BUT I felt the book was really rushed, and because of that, I felt it lacked in so much.

I felt everything happened TOO quickly, and the book just skimmed over a scene before jumping to the next. First of all, I didn't get a good idea of what the setting, and the basic description was so vague that I had a hard time determining what the characters
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Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
4 Stars

THE LAST PRINCESS was a brilliant, and spellbinding adventure, that had murder, chaos, and destruction, all twisted around layers of hope, survival, and determination!! It was beautifully done, with addicting characters, and world building that kept me entertained for hours!!

THE LAST PRINCESS was a highly entertaining story, with compelling characters, addicting world that was filled with dangerous situations, tragic events, a deadly dictator, and a forced army that was willing to do th
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Tonyalee
See this review and more on my blog, Lilybloombooks


The Last Princess caught my eye while browsing audio books to borrow from the library and kept going back to it. It's relatively short, but since I am all for short audio books, I went ahead and downloaded.

The Last Princess had a lot going for it - and a lot to offer. It has a dystopian setting, rebels, war, royalty, strong family bonds and a romance. Not to mention just how bloody gruesome it was.

Eliza really made this book for me. She has a lo
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Giselle
A finished copy was provided by the publisher for review.

Wonderful start to this series! I’m saying series because I’m not sure of it’s a trilogy. Holy!! Ever since Eliza’s parents are murdered by Hollister, and her two siblings are kidnapped, her life changes in a blink of an eye. She seeks revenge on the man who committed her family to such despair and I only wished she had more training so she could be a soldier. First, she’s in deep with the enemy camp, and manages to find some humanity with
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Amanda
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
The Last Princess is a really cool concept. There was so much potential for this to turn into something haunting and amazing. The main problem was that it didn’t go deep enough. On the one hand, the plot wasn’t bad. It was fast moving and had a decent structure. On the other hand, I don’t think we ever really get to know any of the characters really well. In the end I felt like both the plot and the characters were only skimming the surface of their potential.

Essentially the plot is that the wo
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Maddie
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another audio done. This one was pretty good, and even though I tuned out a few little things, it all made sense in the end. I found it a little unbelievable how (view spoiler) But so good of Wesley to (view spoiler) I find it so hard to believe that (view spoiler) ...more
Lulufrances
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
What a mess.
I never had high hopes for this but I did have some hopes...
But no.
I do love my dystopians, but come on, what even was this?!
Published in 2012 and obviously riding on the dystopia-craze (uhh, unintended pun, the irony!), this features LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE dystopia-trait.
(Okay, let's be fair, there wasn't a lovetriangle and also no underground chase going on, but hey...)

I never used to be someone to complain about a few plot holes or a bit of illogical stuff going on, but this was s
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Booknut
Wow. Just wow.

The Last Princess is - as you can most like infer from the title - the Last Princess...of England. Yep, years on from Diana and our very own Princess Kate, the royal family are stuck in a similar situation to the Romanovs and Marie Antoinette and her husband Louis. The people want change, and they believe that the easiest way to do that is to go psycho, burn down villages, kill puppies and also kill off the royal family one by one.

And this is the story of the Last Princess, who tak
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Jessica
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-novels
I actually liked this book. It was a quick, fast paced read. I loved the premise of the story: a dictator trying to overthrow the British throne in a post-apocalyptic world. I was slightly reminded of the movie, V for Vendetta. I also loved the references to British culture (Princess Diana, Princess Kate, Paddington bear, Peter Rabbit). This wasn't the best book ever, but I did enjoy it.
Lindsay Cummings
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is just a fun read! I really enjoyed it, and I also loved the freaky futuristic London!
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book! Review to come....
Heather
Mar 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Leah
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I liked the idea of this story but not the actual story. I liked the characters, and there's a lot of action, but everything happened too quickly and without much explanation. It was a quick read, though, and there's a mostly happy ending. I thought that the very end should have been different. There was no need to have a second book, in my opinion.
Books
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I’m tired of dystopian novels but it seems I went through a phase where I accumulated post-apocalyptic books like nobody’s business, and now I’m stuck with it and have to read them all. Luckily for me this turned out to be a surprisingly good book.

The Characters:

I didn’t really connect with any of the characters, because there wasn’t much opportunity to really get to know any of them, other than making the distinction of which characters fought on which side of the battle lines. The good guys we
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PrincyJessie
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Comments: Is Anyone done with the heroes always sticking around now its time for heroines!! And this book blew my mind my heartbeat is up and down so crazily while reading this.
PLOT = Her kingdom has been destroyed and she watched her family gets killed in front of her, she only wants revenge but then she met someone that give her hope once again.
Characters = ELiza = she is the main character in this story and this girl is one of the best heroine I ever read, she is not strong at first but at t
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Marika
Dec 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Galaxy Craze's new YA is set, like many YA these days, in a dystopian future. England is barren, food is short, the land is barren, oil has run out, and violence is imminent. But instead of focusing on some poor guttersnipe, Craze's protagonist is no one less than a princess, Princess Eliza Windsor. When the Tudor army, a faction of anti-royalists and discontents storm the palace, Eliza's father is killed and her siblings captured. Only Eliza manages to escape into the terrifying streets of Lond ...more
Kayla Edwards
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this really unique dystopian novel based on the British monarchy. It was action-packed, kept my attention, and even threw in a little romance. I was pulling for Eliza and really got caught up in her struggle. I appreciated the fact that the author did not conveniently allow our heroine to escape unscathed. It makes the story more real and believable. My only problem with the novel was the ending. (view spoiler) ...more
Marie
3.5 Stars.

This started off shocking and ended shockingly.

I felt sorry for Eliza from start to end. She lost so much and Wesley was the only stranger to show her any kindness.
I found it awesome who he was when it was all revealed and the only smile I managed was for poor little Jamie.

This book starts of very fast paced and it pretty much stays that way.
This book was quite sad and traumatic. There was never any happiness only in fond memories.

It's kinda put me on a downer but the ending was t
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Dee/ bookworm
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
There was a lot of one star and a lot of 4 and 5 star reviews on this book. I can really see both sides. It was a quick read, for the most part enjoyable. After reading and reviewing it in my head, things don't add up. (Possible spoilers ahead) One thing is why would she go straight into the army? She has to know C.H. would be protected. Another is what kind of relationship do she and Wesley have? They seem close, and share a few moments but its not a whole lot and he is briefly mentioned in the ...more
Ashpash
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
SPOILERS IN REVIEW!

Though it was hard for me to remember that this book takes place slightly in the future, it was an interesting read and a lot of parts managed to move me to tears. I'm interested in the sequel and annoyed that Eliza didn't kill Hollister when she had the chance.
Denae Christine
Jun 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dystopian
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Megan
Nov 11, 2011 rated it liked it
THE LAST PRINCESS had been on my radar for awhile. Why? Because I LOVE me some royal family gossip – any royal family. And obviously I love science fiction, the apocalypse, and things that seem like THE POSTMAN until Kevin Costner went and ruined it all. On paper, THE LAST PRINCESS by Galaxy Craze seems like the perfect mixture of this, but there was something about the story that kind of disappointed me. It might have been the length (way too short)… Actually, it was probably the length.

Followi
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Jessica
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

I should probably start off by saying that as of this moment, I’m no longer speaking to my mother. What was she thinking naming me Jessica when she could have named me Galaxy. I can honestly state that my biggest motivation for buying this book, initially, was because it seemed incredibly cool to have a book by someone named ‘Galaxy Craze’ on my bookshelf. I’m being serious, too.

There’s more, of course, to The Last Princess than just the author’s completely awes
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Brenna
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Last Princess attempts to deliver a highly sophisticated blend of numerous elements; it's set in a futuristic world, but one that isn't so far off. Many of its features are remarkably familiar and it even has a somewhat Victorian feel. I've read one book that tried a similar strategy (Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel) in terms of setting, and while I enjoyed reading The Last Princess there were still a few shortfalls to the story.
I'd also say that there seems to be an Anastasia (Romanov) inspi
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Galaxy Craze (born 1972 in London, England) is an actress and writer. She moved to the U.S. with her mother in 1980 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She appeared in a few independent films in the late 1990s, and wrote a novel, By the Shore, published in 1999. She is a 1993 graduate of Barnard College.

Craze told an interviewer that she "didn't say I wanted to be a writer, I just knew that's wha
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