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The Princelings of the East by Jemima Pett
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First of all, as I was reading this book, I had to keep my daughter in mind. In fact, this would be her preferred genre more than mine, but she was too busy with school to read it. So I had to review it in her place. At times, this was challenging since this is not my kind of book. However, I have reviewed the book to the best of my ability without injecting my personal preferences (as much as I could).

The book itself was an easy read. My only concern on that point would be that young readers who are not familiar with "English vernacular" may struggle with some of the phrases. It would be an excellent way to expose these young people to this way of speaking and writing, but it may also cause young people outside of the UK to give up. Parents and/or educators would need to take an active role in aiding these readers so they get through the book.

I was not overly excited about the time travel in the book, but I know my daughter would have been. This book would have been right up her alley, and I doubt her interest would have waned as mine did. This is the first book in the series, and there were portions that took a different turn than I was expecting. This is a book that I am pretty sure my daughter would devour (she is ten as I write this review), and it should capture the attention of those who enjoy science fiction and time travel. There is absolutely nothing inappropriate in the book (that is worth something right there since too many young adult/tween books contain unsavory elements). This is a book that you can give to your tweens and know that they will receive some culture with an intriguing story. Not my style, but certainly written with the audience intended in mind.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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Reading Progress

October 8, 2013 – Started Reading
October 8, 2013 – Shelved
October 11, 2013 – Finished Reading
October 13, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013-reads

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