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The Princess Trap (Scandia #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  938 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
The PLOT thickens! Already fed up with her restrictive new life as a PRINCESS, Jenna runs away (with a boy!) from boarding school, only to get caught up in a TRAP to overthrow her uncle, the king!

Life as a princess = a dream come true, right? Not so much! Between palace rules, a mean-girl roommate at boarding school, the ever-present paparazzi--and, BTW, her unrequited cru
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Chicken House (first published August 1st 2008)
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Leonela Serrano
One of the best books ever. I hope that Kristen Boie makes another to go to the series. I loved how Jenna was like the normal girl that wants to be normal but is really a princess.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Combines political intrigue and teenage angst all into one neat package.
If you are looking for a meaty story without overly excessive romance, this is the series for you.
My only complaint is there were a few grammar inconsistencies for a big publisher, but that seems to be the norm of late.

For my clean readers:
Mild descriptions of violence, dialogue about attempting murder, kidnapping, and very few instances of kissing(I think there was 3, total, and most of them were in passing.)
Jennifer Wardrip
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Roughly a year has passed since Scandia regained its presumably dead king and main character, Jenna, found out that she was royalty. With the conspirators that appeared in THE PRINCESS PLOT out of the country, the North Islanders and the South Islanders of Scandia should be able to live happily ever after, right?

Well, not quite.

Jenna is an outcast at her boarding school, especially due to her dark features that are typically associated with all North
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: it-was-ok
I really, really wanted to like this book. But...I didn't.

I didn't read the first book, but I really didn't need to and do not plan on it anymore. I bought the book because it looked interesting and I was desperate for a new book, but ended up throwing it in the trash immediately after finishing.

The characters I found all very whiney and immature, especially Jenna. All of the characters were very flat and uninteresting, as well, and I didn't see any character arc in Jenna at all throughout the b
Nov 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Another exciting, fluffy book in is series. I always feel like comparing this to The Princess Diaries, but it's really not much like it at all. The only similarity is the normal girl who suddenly finds out she's a princess, and maybe her friend Bea kind of reminds me of Lily. But the books are more serious, with all sorts of political intrigue going on. They're still fun books, though, with teenage romance and things going on. With both of these books, as I first started reading them, I kept thi ...more
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
I loved this book! It was interesting, action-packed, and cool! It did include some romance, which was really cute and I reread it twice right after I read it the first time because I didn't want it to be over. It was super good and I recommend it to everyone!
May 04, 2010 marked it as to-read
I really want to see this book!
Especially if something is going to be happening between Jenna and Jonah
Mar 25, 2010 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everone ecxept babies theres curse words in it.
Recommended to Lexiealy by: scholastic book fair
~beware of spoiler~
it was totally my favorite and then she started dating jonas .if i spoiled the book 4 u sory
Heidi W.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this story, you get to find out what it would be like to be thrust into the life of a princess.. just a normal girl.. who gets stuck trying to be a princess and stop a civil war at the same time! Compelling and readers can relate and be grateful they aren't in the same predicament!
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As good as the first maybe even better!
Emily (theBookishLounge)
Oct 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: middle-grade, mystery
I FINALLY finished the book and I didn't find it too great. I didn't help that I'd forgotten most of the first book which left me thoroughly confused throughout the novel. So my lack of enjoyment can be partially blamed on myself. Although I thought that eventually this sequel would jog my memory, yet I'm felt still quite befuddled. I went into this book (A) wanting to finish the series, have finality and (B) for a fun, lighthearted, mystery read. The only reason I finished the book was because ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Hannah Shrabel
Sep 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
horrible just horrible!!!!
Apr 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was hideous. I don't understand how anyone could like this book, it was so bad. Usually, with these types of books, I can stick through them and enjoy them as a light hearted read. This book was so terrible I couldn't even do that.

All of the characters were unlikable, especially Jenna. Whiny, annoying, and only seeming to care about her crush, she was a flat character. All the characters were flat characters, and despite all my imagination I couldn't breathe life into a single one.

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Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I will admit that I didn't read the first book, so that may have been some of my problem. However, I found the story dragged a lot through the beginning. There were lots of characters with names that were too similar, making it hard to keep track of who they all were. I almost gave up, but stuck through it thinking it had to get better. It did... a little. I am not inspired to read any more of the series.
Dec 01, 2012 added it
I received this book as a ARC for doing reviews on my local teen library blog.

When new “princess” Jenna, her long lost cousin Melena and their friend Jonas save their country, everything is great, right? Not so much. After an unflattering picture of Jenna appears in newspapers around the world and she discovers her boy-crush kissing another girl she has had it. Jenna runs away but stumbles across mother’s boyfriend’s son, Perry, who is on the run for his own reasons. They decide to hang low for
Mindy Words
En un principio, Jarven, me pareció muy ingenua en muchas partes de la historia. Por mucho que seas seleccionada para ser de actriz en un película no te subes a una avioneta con dos desconocidos. No se, creo que sospecharía por lo menos algo. El resto de los personajes, algunos tenía ganas de pegarle, en cambios otros te sorprenden. Una de las partes que me ha encantado es Tine, amiga de Jarven, va a una comisaria de policía a denunciar la desaparición de su amiga.

Por ultimo, me han gustado los
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
It was entertaining. here is the blurb

life as a princess= a dream come true,right? Girl please! Between palace rules,a mean queen-bee roomie at her posh boarding school,the ever present paparazzi-and, BTW, her unrequited crushing on Jonas- Jenna feels superstressed, and finds herself wishing she were plain old nobody again. Which is why she tries to run away...only to get trapped in a scheme to overthrow her uncle, the king!
Major drama
Suddenly -seriously- Jenna must stop a ci
Jan 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Let's just say that this book only gets a star because I t has to, and that I'm only considering it "Read" because I cannot bring myself to finish it. This book was absolutely horrid and if anyone is even considering purchasing it or reading it I would advise against it, especially if you have not read the first book in the Scandia "series." (If you would dare call it that) The first book, The Princess Plot was okay but not great while this one was horrible on all fronts. It seems like something ...more
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Jenna is a princess, but not a very good one. She is constantly being caught by the press in embarrassing photos. None of the other girls at her boarding school like her, in fact, they taunt her cruelly. She misses her one good friend back home and wishes that she could sink back into anonymity with her.

However, when Jenna runs away, she quickly becomes embroiled in a plot by subversives trying to overthrow the king who is her uncle.

This is the second book in a series. It might be helpful to rea
Aug 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was a really good sequel and takes readers into the world of Jenna once again. Scandia is where dreams come true, but also where they can be smashed to pieces. More political intrigue and rebel drama haunt this novel, making it adventurous as well as a coming of age story. Jenna loves Jonas, but doesn't know if he loves her back. Someone is threatening the government. And someone is trying to change life as Jenna and her friends know it. I really hope there is another sequel about the beaut ...more
Jun 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I didn't really want to read this but a friend of mine said it was good so I did. At first it was kind of slow but then it got interesting. Especially since I read this book first before I read the first book it was harder to understand. But I do give it a point because I understood what was going on I just didn't know all of the characters as well as if I read the first book. It acually was a good book I like how it had normal teenage problems mixed in with royal princess problems. It kept it i ...more
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I really liked this book. It's the second in the series, and Jenna, the princess, continues to have problems. Sandia, the country she is princess of, is also being taken over by the bad guys.

It was exciting at the end, but I got kind of tired of Jenna being the "poor me" person all the way through. Why couldn't she stick up for herself? I also got tired of her and Jonas not being able to figure out if the other one loved him/her. And I got tired of the stupid parents who were only concerned abou
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
You woud think that life as a princess would be a dream come true but between palace rules, a mean queen bee roomie at her posh boarding school, the ever present paparazzi, and her unrequited crushing on Jonas feels super stressed and wishes she was a plain old nobody again. I would recommend this book because it combines political drama with romance in a flattering way. This is the second book in the Scandia series. Realistic Fiction is a fun genre because it’s easy to relate to. The theme is c ...more
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
This is the sequel to The Princess Plot, a book that keeps you in suspense throughout the whole story.
I read the first book a couple of years ago and thought it was brilliant and when I found out there was a sequel, I knew I had to read it. It's taken me awhile to get around to buying it and I have to say, the expectations were not met. I don't know if it's because I read the book years ago (and had different taste then) or because the book wasn't as suspenseful as the first, but I was kind of
Avery Engstrom
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is very good book. Except for one thing: Jenna is an idiot. I tend to like main characters, but Jenna was... unlikable. She continues to believe that the rebels are bad and trying to blow stuff up. I thought she learned in the last book! The whole way through I was practically screaming at her! I suppose a MC needs to have flaws, but this was too much.
In short, I liked the first book better.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
The first one was amazing, but this one was disappointing. I expected more, but even though the story continued, I felt it unrealistic (especially the ending) and for the soul purpose of making money. The entire story could have been consumed in a novella. Also, it brought in the drama of a normal life, which wasn't even possible with Jenna being who she is. I definitely recommend the first one though.
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Noticed that the book was actually written in German, and it got translated. Which makes the translator an awesome human being. The relationship between Jenna and Jonah is frustrating - and having it dragged out until the very last chapter is a classic, if irritating, move. The author wanted to highlight the Northerners' plight and yeah, I can feel for them - how people think they're better than them just because of their birth place.
The ending is sweet though.
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, though not hardly as much as the first book in the series, The Princess Plot. This one was deliberately slower, with a vaguely defined - yet still entertaining - plot. Jenna is still the spunky main character, equipped by an ever-growing set of (often sparring) sidekicks. More political issues grace the not-so-peaceful country of Scandia.
One part I disliked was Jenna's dramatic reactions to seemingly everything Jonas does.
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