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The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith
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It's hard to write a review for this book. There were some things I fell in love with--Peitar, the world-building, and the story of Darian. Yet by the middle of the book, I had to force myself to finish and keep reading, and the last third of the book grew more and more confusing in plot. Lilah's goals change frequently; (minor) (view spoiler) But despite my confusion and boredom, I still enjoyed it. Peitar was a wonderful character, though Lilah and her friends are a bit two-dimensional {take that opinion with a grain of salt, though; it's been a while since I've read middle-grade fiction}. Darian was the best piece of work, and I wish Smith had delved deeper into his character. The interplay between him and Peitar, though philosophic and long-winded, was intriguing, because they are truly two sides of the same coin. I would have much liked to explore their relationship more.

I was already a huge fan of Smith's Crown Duel {or Crown Duel and Court Duel, as it used to be known}, and I continue to name her on my list of favorites. The Spy Princess was not what I wanted it to be, but I am glad I read it, and it bears glimpses of what I love most in Smith's writing. If there are more adventures featuring Lilah, I'll definitely be picking them up.
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