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Beware, Princess Elizabeth

(Young Royals #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  4,548 ratings  ·  283 reviews
Imprisonment. Betrayal. Lost love. Murder. What more must a princess endure?

Elizabeth Tudor's teenage and young adult years during the turbulent reigns of Edward and then Mary Tudor are hardly those of a fairy-tale princess. Her mother has been beheaded by Elizabeth's own father, Henry VIII; her jealous half sister, Mary, has her locked away in the Tower of London; and he
Paperback, 214 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2001)
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Katie S.
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In the historical fiction book Beware, Princess Elizabeth, by Carolyn Meyer, the theme is to persevere against all odds. This book takes place in the 1500's in London, England and the outskirts of London. The titular protagonist is a teenage Princess Elizabeth, who is a bit of a rebel, and the future queen of England. After her father, King Henry VIII dies, his last wife dies, and finally her half brother dies, the kingdom of England is left in the hands of Elizabeth's sister Mary. Mary is the ...more
Laura Verret
I purchased this book in June of 2012. I read it in February of 2014. Why such a long delay between the purchasing and the reading? Well, to be honest, although I felt brave when purchasing it, my spirit wilted within me at the thought of reading yet another snarky princess story. So I waited, and waited, and waited… and then, as I was packing my books just prior to our move in February, I stopped and flipped through it. I immediately recognized that this was no ordinary account.

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The younger daughter of Henry VIII, Elizabeth’s future was far from certain. She enjoyed the benefits of a royal heir for only a short period, being declared illegitimate about the same time her mother lost her head. She was only returned to the line of succession during Henry’s sixth and final marriage. Her childhood was marked by a series of stepmothers; one dying in childbed, one set aside, one beh
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Title: Beware, Princess Elizabeth
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Biography
Length: 214 pages
Date Finished: October 5, 2012

On January 31, 1547 King Henry the Eigth, Elizabeth's father, died. So then Elizabeth's brother, Edward, inheritted the throne. He later became sick and died. Mary, Elizabeth's sister was supposed to inherit the throne, but John Dudly tried to stop her and didn't succeed. Mary became queen and Elizabeth lived happily in a castle next to her's. Although, her h
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was incredible, it kept me hooked until the very end which in this case wasn't very helpful because I had a set number of pages I had to read each night as a part of my literature circles homework. Elizabeth is a wonderful, powerful, intelligent and incredible young royal who never gave up on her journey to the throne. I can't imagine being jailed and forbidden to do many things by my own sister. I wondered how Elizabeth coped with it. I think when Kat Ashley was permitted to be with h ...more
Kelcey Murdoch
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another favorite from high school that I just re read.
I skimmed this book to proofread it for a Christian day school. The parts that I read I found quite interesting as Queen Elizabeth the first was one of favourite royals. However I don't think young children need to be aware of what went on in the royal
courts. There was to much immorality, intrigue, and murder.
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book adequately narrated the sequence of events in Elizabeth Tudor's life between her father's death and her ascension to the throne. Even though it's written as a first person account, it did so in a way I found to be nearly as lifeless as a Wikipedia entry. If you're interested in Elizabeth, I would recommend the "Royal Diaries" book from her perspective in place of this.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this and am grateful to it for letting me know that Mary Tudor had a female jester named Jane, who performed with a tumbler named Lucretia, because that kind of shit is essential knowledge and I'm writing a historical romance based on that fact immediately. Hell yes.
Hilal Kahraman
Kitap bariz bir şekilde editör elinden geçmemişti çok fazla yazım hatası ve çeviri yanlışı vardı eğer onlar olmasaydı daha fazla puan verebilirdim ama harcandı.
Elizabeth Andrews
May 14, 2013 rated it liked it
"Beware, Princess Elizabeth"
I must say, I really don't know what made me want to read this book. Its prequel in the series, "Mary, Bloody Mary", was definitely not a book I enjoyed. But I will admit, this one was much better than the one before it.

One thing this book did far better than the first one was actually spread the plot line out. Instead of cramming whole years into a couple of sentences, the whole six, seven years (I'm not exactly sure how long it was), was spread out over the course o
Dec 18, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008, young-adult, nerd
I'm a big fan of Elizabeth I; she is a woman to look up to: intelligent, diplomatic, and independent, she led her nation at a time when women were thought to have few (if any) redeeming qualities, and she excelled at it to boot. Best of all, she did it without subjugating herself to a man. She is a feminist icon, and I love her.

Told from Elizabeth's point of view, the book deals with the period between Henry VIII's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. By necessity, most of the dialogue
Jun 17, 2016 added it
Finished! I don't really have a review for it since it was a school book, but I enjoyed it and it's making me want to read more about the era!
Leona  Carstairs
For a while I was absolutely obsessed with Queen Elizabeth I of England. I think this is a good book for anyone interested in her.
May 08, 2009 rated it it was ok
i tried reading this a while back in like fourth grade, and i can't even remember if i finished it or what...

it didn't pull me in very well. as in, at all.
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: edrd-314-006
Great historical fiction. Very well done and reasonably accurate.
Maria Navarro
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beware Princess Elizabeth, shares the struggles of Elizabeth to endure her half sister's punishments, Mary. The punishments are the result of a hatred sparked in Mary's youthful years after her father annulled her mothers marriage declaring Mary a bastard. In Mary's eyes, Elizabeth and her mom were responsible for the result of Mary being declared a bastard. Due to the antiquity of some of the vocabulary integrated in this book, this book might be a bit difficult to comprehend for elementary stu ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful book was about two sisters trying to over come the throne after their father's death, King Henry VIII. I believe this book would be great for 9th and 10th grade because it shows how only one individual can stand against everyone else to pursue what she wants. This book might be great for an educational standpoint because it teaches us how to overcome harsh challenges and believe in what you want. The author was trying to accomplish to the audience is how to overcome barriers along ...more
Mario Rodriguez
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
this book is based on two sisters who live a wealthy life. 1 sister is drastically overpowering England with bad decisions.

this book would be perfect for 7th-10th graders. it gives you a good idea of a rebellion and where one individual stands as 1 to all odds.
This book is valuable to an educational standpoint because it shows how to be persistent in hardtimes and overcome challenges.
I felt like the author was trying to accomplish showing her audience what it's like to have mental and physical
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, series
Mary, Bloody Mary is the first book in the Young Royals Series by Carolyn Meyer, the second one is Beware, Princess Elizabeth. This series follows the lives of royalty, specifically English royalty, during their youth and young adult years. It is historical fiction.
I love this series. It gives a different perspective to the lives of royals, while still highlighting the important historical moments. Some of the historical moments are not common knowledge. It is a fun format to learn history.
The Y
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would rather have given this 3.5 but decided to round up. I'm a HUGE Elizabeth I fan, and this account of her imprisonment and eventual ascension to the throne of England was by no means a disappointment; however, I found it too brief and the descriptions of her various jaols etc and her subsequent times there lacking and vague. Many of the other books in this series are much longer and I was disappointed that this was so short. That aside, I think Ms. Meyer captured Elizabeth's spirit and tenac ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love historical fiction and I am very interested in the whole Tudor family so this book has been high on my list to read. I really enjoyed reading the story from Elizabeth's perspective as a princesses and threat to her sister Queen Mary. I knew a lot about Elizabeth's life as Queen, but reading about her time in tower and as her sister's prisoner was fascinating. I can't wait to read more books in this series.
Jeni Enjaian
While this book avoided many of the other pitfalls common to Meyer's other books in this series, everything in this book bored me immensely. The back of the book promised tons of action but delivered fairly little. For a book like this, I find it difficult to prepare any sort of detailed review since nothing stood out either way.

I do not recommend this book.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book in a train station so I would have something to read. It was an impulsive buy. Still, once I started reading I really enjoyed the book. I knew about the years as a queen of Elisabeth of England but Ive never thought about her childhood and her way to the throne. This book is a nice read and the writing is intriguing and invites you in the world of Elisabeth. ...more
Lindsay Bragg
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
So far, the least interesting of the series. The story was too similar to her sister, Mary's. (I know. It's history. Not the author's fault.) I wish she would have focused more on the second part of Mary's life, her 45 years as Queen of England.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
As I was entering the Tudor period in history, I thought I'd read this book again. It has forever made me side with Elizabeth in ever matter and has also brought insight to the world and the royal lifestyle at that time. I read it at least once a year.
Marla Haley
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and interesting to read

I wish the book extended into the early days of Elizabeth's reign. It offers insight into the brutal natural of royal siblings' interactions and the fight for power rising above and destroying the potential for any sense of family
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I know I'm an adult and this is a young book but I enjoyed it. Sometimes the young people books just cut out a lot of extra stuff :)
Soraya Long
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Princess Elizabeth is sent to the tower by her sister and Queen Mary. She awaits to be Queen. I found this ok but not as intriguing as the other young royal books
Holli Keel
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series. I enjoyed it. If you have a kid who likes history and strong women, this would be a great read.
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