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The troubled people of war-torn Chambria are on the brink of starvation, and a delicate princess with a recurring nightmare is their only hope. Alexandra knows that her value to her country consists mainly in her ability to marry well, but when she is kidnapped by the rebels and taken to meet the man claiming to be both Chambria’s true king and her real father, her entire ...more
Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published December 2013 by Ready Writer Press (first published August 4th 2013)
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Kirsten
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I love fantasy stories, so ever since I heard the Jessica was working on this story, I was eager to read it. I liked this one better than her previous book (Annabeth's War), because the characters had more depth to them. You really get to know the main characters, and their voices stay with you after you finish the book. Alexandra I was almost predisposed to be annoyed with because she seemed like she was going to be a scared damsel and idiot from the firs
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Deborah O'Carroll
The beginning had me starting out thinking I would not like this book. Typos, inconsistency and odd wording were distracting, and the heroine was supposed to be sixteen but felt more like eight and was a timid, self-centered, emotional sort that I don't get on with. However, once the story got going, I was pleasantly surprised to find that those were, mostly, my only complaints.

The characters came to life and were enjoyable to read about; the heroine grew on me (eventually... Though she still s
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Shantelle
Captive of Raven Castle is Jessica Greyson’s second novel. After reading her first, Annabeth’s War (and loving it!), I was really excited to read this one.

Alexandra is going to be the next queen. But she is sickly, weak, never questioning… and believes she will live perhaps long enough to bear an heir for the throne. Then one fateful day, her carefully-laid-out life changes forever when she is snatched by one of the rebels from Raven Castle. There at the notorious fortress, Alexandra is pummel
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Mikayla
Wow is the only word to describe Jessica Greyson's newest book. I read it all in one day because it was so awesome. The one thing that stuck me in this book as better then Annabeth's War was how much depth she gave the characters. I really got to know these characters hearts, how they reacted in any circumstance and also a bit more about their physical appearance which helped me imagine them so much better.

I only have two complaints, one the first 100 pages were infuriating because of all the c
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Sarah
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for very mild romance and mild violence
Best for Ages: 13 to 25

Even though I knew that none of Greyson’s books could ever come close to AnnaBeth’s War, I have been looking forward to Captive of Raven Castle. From page one I was sucked into the story and I found myself loving this book even more than AnnaBeth’s War. How is that even possible?

Alexandra tugged at my heart, as everything that she has ever known is challenged after she is kidnapped. Everything from who i
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Claire Banschbach
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Jessica Greyson's other novel, Annabeth's War, and was eager to dive into this book. It was even better than Annabeth's War and kept me hooked from the beginning. This book had some good characters and great struggles and battles to overcome. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy and stories of faith and forgiveness. Looking forward to reading any other books by Ms. Greyson!
Ness Kingsley
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Michaela
About the Book:
The troubled people of war-torn Chambria are on the brink of starvation, and a delicate princess with a recurring nightmare is their only hope. Alexandra knows that her value to her country consists mainly in her ability to marry well, but when she is kidnapped by the rebels and taken to meet the man claiming to be both Chambria’s true king and her real father, her entire world falls apart. Will Princess Alexandra be able to untangle the web of lies and discern who is the true kin
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Allison Hawbaker
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story. It started a little too fast for my taste. I didn't feel like I had enough time to know the character before the trials came. But that was quickly remedied as the story went on, and I enjoyed the character development of Alexandra.

I love fantasy stories that don't have magic and strange creatures, their just set in a made up world and this story fits that well.
Esther
What a journey this book has brought me on. So much happened in such a short time. I laughed, I cried, and I occasionally cringed. The dialogue between characters was amazing as well. Despite the occasional grammar mistake and typo, this book was wonderful and so fun to read. I can't wait to read another one of Jessica Greyson's books.
Brie Donning
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was as good as Annabeth's War. Different enough, but with the same writing style and some similar circumstances. I think Alexandra's reaction to being told that every thing she believed was false was very realistic.
English
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I just could not get on with this book as much as the last one. At the heart of it, its a simple YA story about a spoiled and sheltered Princess who finds out that she has been lied to for most of her life, and her father is not her father. She has to grow up, and learn to fulfill her true role and destiny.

Although its supposed to be Medieval type fantasy, a lot of the time, I felt there was nothing remotely 'historical' about it. Or rather, there was no sense of period at all. It just felt mod
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Sally
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
About the book:

The troubled people of war-torn Chambria are on the brink of starvation, and a delicate princess with a recurring nightmare is their only hope. Alexandra knows that her value to her country consists mainly in her ability to marry well, but when she is kidnapped by the rebels and taken to meet the man claiming to be both Chambria’s true king and her real father, her entire world falls apart. Will Princess Alexandra be able to untangle the web of lies and discern who is the true kin
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K
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Greyson has done it again. Set in the same fictional world as her earlier book, Annabeth's War, she has once more managed to write a heroine who beautifully showcases feminine strength. This time, however, you might not recognize it immediately, and the story of the Princess Alexandra is a far different one from that of the Belterran sword master's daughter. The way Alexandra grows and changes throughout the book is delightful to see, and Taleon, as one of those demanding her growth, is ...more
Amanda
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! At the beginning I was a bit annoyed with the main character (she acted a little younger than we were told she was), and I wasn't loving the situation, but after the first several chapters I was hooked. I loved the relationships Alexandra built, especially with the young mother and her baby. Taleon was an intriguing guy, as was Aric, and I soon grew to be fond of them both.

As for plot, once it got over its initial lumps, I found myself enjoying it. The plot twist at the end
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Karen
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this story. There were some unexpected surprises, and I liked seeing the characters change and grow.

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