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Two Moon Princess

(Two Moon Princess #1)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  381 ratings  ·  120 reviews
A Spanish Princess
An American Boy
A King set on revenge
An unrequited love
and a disturbing family secret
bring a World to the brink of War

Two Moon Princess is a coming of age story with a touch of romance that takes place in a mythical world in which the medieval kingdoms of Spain are still fighting each other, a world of warrior kings in which girls are not supposed to speak
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 25th 2015 by Create Space (first published April 1st 2007)
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"Two Moon Princess" had me at the very beginning in terms of interest. An aspiring warrior princess toggling between the present day and a medieval otherworld? How could I not read this book, considering my love for the historic and fantastical/dimensional travel stories and strongly asserted young heroines coming of age?

Andrea's a 14-year old princess who wants to be a warrior, but sticks out like a sore thumb in her kingdom. It isn't until she accidentally stumbles into modern day California t
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
There is nothing offensive about this book, which is why I'm not inclined to give it the lowest possible rating. I'm just not interested. I have no vested interest in the characters, they all seem flat and two-dimensional to me. And the main girl, well, she's a bit of a spoiled brat who's rather selfish. Everything always has to be about her.

The writing seems to be stiff and detached, making everything very dry and not an entirely engaging read. The concept of this was good, I mean traveling be
Sep 21, 2010 rated it liked it
A nice coming of age story about a girl caught between two worlds. Princess Andrea is the rebellious princess that doesn't want to be a "lady", but would rather shoot arrows and ride horses with the boys.

She discovers a path to "our" world and adventures ensue.

As a first novel for the author, it was a good tale of the headstrong Andrea. I found myself pulling for her and hoping she'd find her niche, wherever that might be.

Some great character development takes place over the course of the novel
Tahlia Newland
Apr 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, fantasy
Two Moon Princess is an excellent, interesting and well-executed young adult novel with all the hallmarks of a good read, as well as a rare depth in its underlying themes. The twists and turns in the story kept me so enthralled that I read late into the night in order to finish it.

The story weaves a web of events that develop as the surprising consequences of Andrea’s innocent actions. The author skillfully lays out the telling details of Ariel’s family history like a trail of addictive crumbs t
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Before I start a book I tend to check the reviews on Goodreads. After reading some of the reviews, I frankly wondered if I really did want to read this book. I downloaded it from NetGalley and felt obligated to read it. I am glad that I did!

Andrea is the fourth daughter of a King and Queen on a different world. It is fashioned just like a midieval Kingdom of Earth. It turns out that centuries ago some Spaniards had escaped in a war with the Arabians and found themselves on another planet and col
Vannessa Anderson
All Princess Andrea ever wanted was to be a knight in her father’s kingdom. To prove she could handle the position she trained hard and achieved first place in the archer competition. After awarding his daughter the medal, he called her to his chamber and told her it would soon be her fourteenth birthday and it was time for her to stop her foolishness and start training to become a Lady. Crestfallen, Andrea runs away to Don Pelayo on Boreal Island. On her way she falls down a cliff saved only by ...more
Sarah BT
Jun 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two Moon Princess is a wonderful book that kept me up turning its pages and reading well into the night. I was transported into Andrea’s world and didn’t want to leave. There was never a dull moment or a bland character. The author’s parallel worlds were richly described and all the characters grew throughout the story.
Andrea is a great strong character-she recognizes her duty to her kingdom, but also has a bit of a rebellious streak in her. She’s not a damsel in distress at all, but at the same
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for

Andrea is a Princess, but she feels like she doesn't fit in. She wants to join the knights, but her father refuses her request and instructs Andrea to visit her mother for lessons on becoming a lady. Ladyship is boring and uneventful and Andrea tires of her lessons quickly.

On the night of her kingdom's ball, Andrea has had enough of being a princess and decides to run away. She stumbles upon a doorway that leads to modern day
Margaret Boling
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4/19/2011 ** Andrea is a princess, the fourth daughter of the king, who reportedly stormed out of the room when he saw that he still didn't have a son. After spending her youth as a page, the book opens when Andrea is fourteen (though 17 in our reckoning) and facing her father's decision of whether she should continue her knightly training as a squire, or go to her mother's supervision to become a 'lady.'

Andrea is a feisty, though perhaps naive, heroine who is struggling to reconcile her own dr
Jan 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is fantasy, but not strongly so--there are only a few fantasy-ish elements--not that that's a bad thing. In fact, I love it. The book's connection between the main character's world and Earth is strong.
"Two Moon Princess" is about Andrea, a princess who wants to be a page. Familiar? Maybe. However, that is not the main point of the book, although it is important. I was glad, because the girl-wanting-male-role is kind of cliche when it's the main plot point. This was fine.
Then, however,
Candi Criddle
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
I weirdly liked this a lot, but not for being any of the things it said it was.

First, the title says "princess" and there is some weird girl on the cover I never could place. The book is hardly about the main character being a princess and not at all like most novels that are packaged with the word princess in the title. It's not a fairy tale kind of story.

Second, the blurb mentions time travel, but I wouldn't put this in the science fiction or fantasy camps. It was more culture travel than anyt
I picked this book up in the Young Adult section. I was a little sceptical. I have read some YA books and was shocked by the language= this was super clean- and super fun to read.

It is a first novel and was really well written for a first novel. I liked the plot- a little romance, a little fantasy, and lots of adventure. It is a coming of age story about a princess from another world and age who discovers the real her in modern day earth. I really enjoyed many parts, especially Princess Andrea's
Mike Mullin
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Take one part badass heroine from Graceling, one part alternate reality from War for the Oaks. Spice liberally with Spanish culture. Shake thoroughly and enjoy well-chilled.

More thorough review here:
Lis Carey
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: f-sf
I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed in this book. The biggest problem is Princess Andrea herself. She's immature, self-absorbed, impulsive, and generally out of control. Initially this seems plausible for her age, since we're told that she's fourteen. However, it turns out that the year in her world is longer than ours, and in our years, she's seventeen. This does make the discussion of her admirers or lack thereof considerably less creepy, but even though seventeen-year-olds still hav ...more
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This was a pretty amazing book. I had no idea what it was about because I wanted to try reading a book without reading its summary. Gladly, I could understand the book without the summary. But that is not really the point of this review, so let me start with the plot, like I always do.

The Plot- Princess Andrea is the daughter of King Andres (Needs an accent on the 'e') and Queen Jimena. Her parents want her to become a proper lady, while her heart yearns for the life of action
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban is about a princess named Andrea who travels from her planet, Xarens-Ra, to our planet - California, to be exact - through a mysterious door hidden inside a cave. It is more fantasy than sci-fi, though, and we don't actually find out how the door works. But it opens whenever there is a full moon in both worlds at the same time, and on Xarens-Ra, both moons (called Athos and Lua) must be full for it to open.

Andrea's mother and uncle are actually from
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
At first I wasn’t sure how well the story would work, trying to cross from fantasy/historical fiction into contemporary, particularly as Andrea’s narrative and descriptions was very true to her upbringing in a historical setting. But I was pleasantly surprised and thought that Ferreiro-Esteban did a great job of seamlessly combining the two. When Andrea enters our world as we know it, her surprise and reaction to modern contraptions was natural but not overdone, and I enjoyed her reaction to the ...more
May 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
What breaks my heart about this book is that I went into it really wanting to fall in love with. When I read the synopsis and saw that it contained time travel, fantasy elements, and even some coming of age difficulty, I really thought that this would be something I loved. Unfortunately, Two Moon Princess just didn't hold my attention the way I'd hoped.

First of all I find it necessary to open with a commendation. Despite everything else, I applaud Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's world building abilit
Feb 17, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is difficult for me to review because I was kind of all over the place with it. Some parts were slow, others were super fast. Some parts made my mad, others made me smile. Some characters I liked, some I didn't, some I just didn't get. Overall though, it was entertaining, and if you like these types of books, you'll like this one.

Two Moon Princess follows the life of Andrea, the fourth born princess, right on the verge of her fourteenth birthday, the day when she will become a lady. Ju
Apr 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I first heard about Two Moon Princess a few years ago and loved the hardcover illustrated artwork. It made me think of other novel series with strong female main characters overcoming an obstacle in their path (The Alanna books by Tamora Pierce or Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale) and I wanted to read it. It was not however at my local library (not a surprise at all) or my local bookstores. And it was out of print on Amazon.

The new cover, depicting Princess Andrea looking off into the sunset wit
Andrea always knew she was different from her sisters. Unlike the other princesses who were content studying to be a lady with her mother, the queen, Andrea longed to become a squire and serve in the army. When she turns fourteen (17 in Earth years), her father ends her dream and sentences her to lady lessons with her mother. As Andrea struggles with her new life, her longing to be more overwhelms her. One night after fleeing her father's palace Andrea stumbles upon a gateway to another world (
Feb 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban is about Princess Andrea, while the life a princess seems pretty posh to most people, all Andrea wants to be is a knight. After winning an archery contest, Andrea is sure she is finally going to be able to become a squire when she is informed by her father, the King, that it is time for her to put away her foolish dreams and learn to be a lady of the court. Andrea decides to run away and accidentally finds herself in a different world, literally trave ...more
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Two Moon Princess isn't what I expected. Instead of being treated to some sort of sappy teen romance, I explored the world of a young woman who finds herself caught between two worlds and struggling to find her place. Though romance is an element of Two Moon Princess, it's certainly not the key element. More than anything else, Two Moon Princess explores the very real issues that teens deal with (caught between duty and desire) and presents a fascinating character that readers can relate to.

Kate McMurry
YA parallel universe fantasy with a strong heroine

Princess Andrea lives in the medieval-style kingdom of Xaren, which exists in a world parallel to our contemporary United States. Andrea strongly resents the limitations of her life as a young, sheltered royal whose only prospects for the future are to endure a political marriage. Her dream is to train as a warrior as princes do, but instead she is forced to study boring court etiquette with her older sisters. This tedious regimen is more than An
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Two Moon Princess is one of those books that I wasn't initially sure what to make of, mostly because I wasn't - and honestly am still not - quite sure of what it was trying to be. Or do. And though by the end I did finally suss out what it was trying to say, three hundred or so pages of dumb and unlikable characters doing dumb and unlikable things had worn my patience with the story too much to care.

My first and biggest problem with Two Moon Princess is this: I have no idea what age group it's i
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Posted on Book Chelle.

What girl doesn't want to become a princess? Andrea is the youngest princess; a princess who would rather become a squire than a lady. She resists all expectations as the youngest daughter of the King and Queen, and escapes to explore with her horse, Flecha. Upon one of her adventures, she stumbles upon a door to a different world, California. You see, she comes from a land where there are two moons and much different than California, today. Could a princess from another wo
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carmen Ferreiro-Estaban takes you into a different world with Princess Andrea. When I began reading it, I just thought she was talking about the time when Princesses and castles were common, until she started talking about the two moons. Princess Andrea doesn't seem to be able to fit in. She wants to become a knight, but her parents want her to become a lady. By mistake she finds a "secret door" where it transports her to a very different world than hers. She learns to adapt to the new world wit ...more
Dec 14, 2010 rated it really liked it

I love stories about princesses. I especially love stories about princesses who don't get everything handed to them and who seem to be overlooked. I had so many mixed emotions about this book.

Starting with the good: I love LOVE LOVED the romance in this book. I am not going to give it away for those of you who haven't read it. It is the kind of romance that builds slowly and at an excruciatingly slow pace. (In a very good way). I loved the way the book ended, and I love that they didn't really f
Charlotte  Black
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Our story takes us on an adventure of Princess Andrea. Stubborn and hearty she wants to be a Page only to have her father turn down her request. He wants her to join her mother and learn to be a Lady as is fitting of her status.

Andrea is gutsy, intelligent and quick witted. She meets her Uncle at some rocks near a beach and is soon to discover that the cave/archway is actually a portal to another world.

Andrea resumes her life and learns her Lady skills to a degree but she is not completely happ
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I was born in Galicia (Northern Spain), a land of rolling hills and green valleys surrounded by ocean thought in medieval times to be ‘Finisterre,’ the place where the world came to an end.

While still in college, I moved to the arid highlands of Castilla—the land of the castles—in Central Spain and it was there, in the capital city of Madrid, where I finished my Ph.D. in Biology. For the next ten

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