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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

Reading level: Young Adult 
Hardcover: 336 pages 
 Publisher: EgmontUSA (January 25, 2011)

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance. 

( Magic, princesses and romance?  Sign me up!)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
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KM said...

I haven't heard about this one, but it sounds really great. Love a good fantasy!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This sounds amazing! What would that be like, to find out your whole life is a lie and you're just a stand-in for someone else!? I'm adding this one to my wishlist!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great minds this alike.....this is my WoW choice as well! :)

Jenny said...

This one is new to me, thanks for sharing. I love fantasy and romance so it sound right up my alley:)

TheBookishSnob said...

Oh I just saw this recommend. I'll be interested in reading it when it's released. Thanks for sharing a great WOW :)

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Amen girl! Sounds good!

Here is my WOW :)

Heather said...

I'm wondering why they would discard her... seems like a fake princess could still have her uses!

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Joy said...

Sounds great for a first book, I will be adding it to my list ;)
Joy at Books and Life

Straylights said...

Added this to my TBR pile. can't wait!

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Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

This book sounds awesome! It's on my TBR list!

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Lori said...

Cute cover. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

sablelexi said...

Looking forward to this book too. I originally had this on my list when Amazon said it would be out in July, but I had forgotten about it when it didn't come out. Glad to see I'm not the only one looking foward to it.

what I'm waiting for can be found here.

danya said...

This one sounds like light, traditional fantasy fun! I have a soft spot for books about princesses so I'll probably be picking this one up at some point :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

A new one for me - looks good. Thanks!

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