Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Last Princess Review

295 pages

A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year-old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope—and to love—once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she not become... The Last Princess.

This was a fast-paced and amazingly quick read. In this future dystopian world, England is a terrible place to live and being a member of the royal family is dangerous. Eliza has a lot to learn about the world outside of being a princess and she falls into it pretty quickly. At first Eliza seems like just another shallow and naive princess, but eventually Eliza has to go through a lot of growth and change when she ends up having to adjust to the world outside the palace. There was a lot about the other characters that I feel wasn't explored enough to cause me to understand or connect with them. This book moves really fast and there is a lot of action which makes sure that there are no dull moments. However, that also causes this book to seem to skip over a lot of information and at some points it felt a little confusing. Other than that this was a pretty entertaining and action-packed novel. I would recommend this novel to those who like dystopian novels and don't mind quick reads.


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