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Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen, and illustrated throughout with comics.
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Published June 15th 2015 by Scholastic (first published May 26th 2015)
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Lauren
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
A great, page turner of a YA book with NO ROMANCE!! I LOVE IT!

Just a heartfelt story of friendship. Can't wait to share this with my bookstore customers!
Kristina Horner
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was fun! Ultimately a quick, enjoyable read and even a little scary at times. I loved the inclusion of the graphic novel element and I loved that it mostly kept me guessing. I wished there had been at least one more twist because it felt like everything came together a bit too easily and that the main characters were extremely trusting of this random jackdaw guy, but like I said - still enjoyable.

My only real complaint was HOW HARD this author was trying to prove they know Seattle - if
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Mohammed Arabey
Dear Princess X, My 2.5 rating may be not all your fault, I think it's just me..
with excellent pretty looking book overall design..

With a premise that deserves 5 Stars
May & Libby were best friends, created their own comic character Princess X, then Libby died in an accident..3 years later, May finds out posters and a fuss over a webcomics about the same character Libby used to draw, The Princess X
I'd have rate it higher,but just if it was half the pages count..just a novella..that'd be a ve
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Beth Cato
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, young-adult
I read almost the entire book in one sitting. It's that intense. That good. The pacing is perfect and I adored the illustrations; it's partially a graphic novel. This is a girl power book for anyone and everyone. I loved that it was a YA book about friendship, too, without any romance stuff at all. There are guy characters and no attraction involved!

The only negative (kinda?) is that I now want a full Princess X graphic novel.
Morgan
CAN I JUST....



This book, y'all.

Not your average princess or your average teen novel. And it passes the Bechdel test with FLYING colors.

May and Libby are the best of friends, and they create Princess X together. May isn't any good at drawing, so she comes up with stories. Libby is great at drawing so she brings the stories to life, and they fill up notebooks and boxes with their creations.

Then Libby is in a car accident and dies, but May finds it hard to accept that her friend is really and trul
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✩ Ashley ✩
4.5 Stars

Holy crud-muffins this was SO GOOD! It was the epitome of serendipitous fun! :)

When I accidentally stumbled upon this, I couldn’t peel my eyes away. It wasn’t on my radar, but those are the reads that I typically enjoy the most. The story follows a webcomic with a riddle only May can solve... and that’s all I’ll disclose because it’s definitely more fun to go into it blind! Pick this one up if you’re looking for a quick fun YA murder mystery. I loved May! ♡ And I loved how the web
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LunaLovegood
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a really good book, one that makes you want to check under your bed and lock the doors at night.
Suzanne
Honestly I do not know why I grabbed it but overall I am happy I did. It was a cute little story with some art that holds your interest. I was in a hurry today on the way to my husband's doctor appointment and forgot that I finished the paperback in my purse so went in the library and grabbed a book quickly and this was it. I did like it though!
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
I picked this one up because several people said it was interesting, and it had some webcomic pages in it which I thought looked cool. It was so much better than I could have imagined. A great read! I didn't want to put it down.
Alisha Marie
Okay huge disclaimer here: I read an advanced reader's copy of I Am Princess X and it did not have any of the illustrations in it (which was pointless, but what can you do?). So, I'm judging this book solely on May's storyline and not on Princess X's storyline since little snippets aren't enough to get a feel for that whole plot point.

Disclaimer number 2: This book is NOTHING like Sarah Dessen's novels...not even if you turn your head and squint. So, if that's the main reason you're picking up I
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Chloe J
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-nine-weeks
Princess X is a about a teenage girl named May who had a best friend named Libby,when they were young they came up with a character that they called Princess X and they wrote comics about her. May always wrote the story's and Libby always drew the the pictures, but a couple years ago Libby and her mother tragically died in a car crash. After the incident May moved to another city with her mom since her parents were divorced, and she stopped writing Princess X fantasies. It was a sunny summer day ...more
Dawn Abron
1.5
I received this ARC at ALA Midwinter 2015. The ARC doesn't have the artwork but because I forget to look at pictures when I read graphic novels anyway; the missing artwork had no impact on my opinion of the book.

Overview:

May and Libby have been best friends since the 5th grade and they started a comic named Princess X. When they were 14, Libby dies and the Princess X dies with her until three years later when Princess X posters begin appearing all over town. (Don't worry, that's not a spoiler
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Jessica
Wonderfully different, creepy, mysterious, and vivid. Like I should have expected anything else from Cherie Priest! I didn't know much about the story, and so I was very surprised by the twists and turns that it took. Really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down!

But I can't bring myself to give it five stars because . . . There's a part at the end, where everything is so tense, and then four people who should totally know better do the most confusingly daft thing I've ever heard of. I mean, it makes
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Chris
Want a story about two girls who help each other?

Read this.

Thank you Ms. Priest, it was just what I needed.
Melanie
This was such a cute book.
*Review to come*

FULL REVIEW

You can also find this review on my blog: http://booksaremychildren.blogspot.co...

I Am Princess X centers around May and her quest to find her best friend, Libby, who died 3 years ago. While walking on the streets of Seattle May sees a sticker for Princess X, but that couldn't be there because Princess X died along with Libby when she died, or is Libby still alive? I Am Princess X is a fun and cute book to read, the illustrations are wonderful
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Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
I saw I Am Princess X mentioned on a book blog not too long ago and it caught my eye. Enough so that I nabbed it from the library. This is a YA (that often felt more like a MG) novel about May and her friend Libby. As children they created Princess X - Libby drew and May wrote. A few years after Libby's untimely death May starts to see Princess X stickers all around and begins to dig into the how's and why's.

This was a fun blend of traditional story telling and a graphic novel/comic. When May d
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Raina
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If this works down to 6th grade, SO dibs for booktalking in middle schools.

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...and it did.
Everyone said this was awesome, and everyone was right.

From the first chapter, it grabbed me in a major way. I was charmed by the opening in the girl's elementary school days, (view spoiler)
And, it should be noted, it was
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Shortcake
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome, contemporary
Woah. This book gave me the chills. But at the same time was a heartfelt pleasure read that had me smiling and wanting more. How?!

I LOVED this! The comic strips? The dark mystery? The friendships? The NO ROMANCE? Beautiful writing and story set-up. And, knowing Seattle, I could relate to this story in ways I don't normally with novels. I need more.

And, to top it all off, our strong female protagonists rooocccckkkk! Princess X should literally have an online comic strip for her stories. In love w
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Elizabeth Drake
As young girls, May and Libby bonded over the creation of Princess X. May wrote the stories, Libby drew the comics. Both girls lived vicariously through the Princess' adventures until the day Libby died. Supposedly. For years, May dreams of her friend misses the days they spent creating a world for themselves. Until the day she discovers a sticker that looks remarkably like their Princess X. This leads her on a search throughout the city for more proof and she quickly realizes that there are ju ...more
Lauren B8b
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good! It may look like a comic book, but it's about a comic, not an actual comic book. This book had many surprises and always had an unexpected turn. I would recommend this book to ages 11-14. This book is definitely one of the better books I have read. 4.5/5!
Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {merry wanderer of the night}
Once upon a time,

May and Libby, friends by happenstance from the fifth grade onward, bonded over the story they had created.
What started with Libby's drawing of a badass princess in red Chucks, and budding writer May's insistence that she needed no magic wand, only a sword, became volumes and volumes of the life of Princess X.

Libby and May did not leave Princess X on the sidewalk. They took her home and, together, they built an imaginary empire.

Once upon a few years later,

The life of Princess
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Muse-ic ♬
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography
4.5
That was amazing!
I was on edge the entire time!
The scariest part? The fact that this is not fantasy or anything. It's realistic fiction, which means things like this and worse happen and have happened in real life!

May's best friend is Libby. They became friends in fifth grade when they began writing, drawing, and bonding over an original creation of theirs, Princess X. One day, when they were 13 years old, Libby died in a car accident. Libby's mother fell asleep and drove off a bridge with Li
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Caroline P
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-9-weeks
Three years ago May's best friend Libby drowned after her mom's car fell off a bridge, holding her and her mom prisoners of the water. Their comic book and its characters died with her, but now, years later, May could swear she is getting messages, hidden deep in layers of an anonymous webcomics she discovers after finding multiple stickers papering the streets with the previous heroine of their friendship: Princess X. Now May is on a desperate quest to prove that her friend is alive, and the co ...more
Beth
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This is a strange book. I'd go so far as to say it's MG, not YA, despite having teenage protagonists, because this is a novel in the vein of a lot of MG: young intrepid protagonists solving wacky mystery on their own.

And it is a wacky mystery, and the motivations of the evil character are murky, and I am Princess X ultimately feels like a showpiece for child detecting in the internet age. Lots of tech references are dropped - this is a book that'll date pretty quickly, I think - and the mystery
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kenzie may (semi-hiatus)
this is either my fourth or fifth reread, and honestly, it gets better every time. i couldn't write a good enough review to give it justice, so just read it. and to top it all off, there's no romance! that never happens! it's all based on a platonic relationship!!!
Red_Queen_Lover
May 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF
Sorry guys, I couldn't get into it ;(
Divya
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much!
Evie N.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May and Libby were best friends, and they had this comic that was called Princess X. May wrote in the comic and Libby was the illustrator. One day May was told that Libby's mom accidentally drove their car off of the bridge and Libby and her mom died. A few years later May started seeing Princess X showing up everywhere, so she got on her computer and found a web comic all about Pricess X, but they were all stories May had never heard before. So who was putting them there? Nobody knew about Pri ...more
Tanja Voosen
Zu diesem Buch habe ich sehr spontan gegriffen, weil es auch vor kurzem auf Deutsch erschienen ist. Ich hatte keinerlei Erwartungen an die Story und wusste auch nicht recht, was mich erwartet. Das Buch beinhaltet nicht nur Text, sondern auch ausgesprochen genial gemachte Graphic Novel Elemente, da im Zentrum des Buchs ein Web-Comic mit den Namen "Princess X" steht. In diesem Comic sind Hinweise versteckt, die unsere Protagonistin May nutzt, um ihre tot geglaubte beste Freundin zu finden. Es gab ...more
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CHERIE PRIEST is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the ...more
“Why X?” Libby asked.
“Because X is the most mysterious letter,” May told her. “And things with X’s in them are pretty cool.”
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“Vision is also a fickle creature. You can see an object a hundred times, a thousand times, and it remains unchanged. Then in one swift second you realize it has been changing all along and your eyes hid it from you.” 5 likes
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