Review: The Last Princess
Jun • 21 • 2012
Title: The Last Princess
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian
Author: Galaxy Craze
Publisher: Little, Browns for Young Readers
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher
“Happily ever after is a thing of the past.
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.”
If you love action and a fight that is worth fighting for, read this book. The redemption of the characters, her growth simply amazes me.
One thing that I adored about this book is the redemption of Eliza. All her life she was sheltered fro what is really going on. To see her become fierce and strong, to fight for her family, had me rooting for her all the way. The way the author shows her rising from the ashes of war, famine, and death, had me drooling over the awesomeness. I loved watching Eliza take on hard aspects of life and becoming so strong that no one can stop her.
You know the saying,”Hell hath no fury on a women scorned.”, well that’s the plot. Eliza faces hardship after hardship. Learns things the hard way, faces some terrible hurtful moments but rises to the occasion when the time comes. This plot is not pretty. It real and raw with every page turn. When the Eliza finally hits that breaking point of raw feeling, you feel it. In every bone in your body, you just want to stand next to her and fight. Kudos to the author for an amazing plot that blew me away.
Of course, the nice balance of hope really hit me in the heart. Love and compassion is poured out in Eliza by an unlikely characters. His kindness alone, gave the reader hope that Eliza will rise again. That her family will rule and the war will end. For me, it is a nice touch in a book that is moving fast.
The Last Princess amazes me in so many ways. With bravery that is epic, the moments in this book gives you chills. Highly entertaining, The Last Princess is an awesome story!
I give it 5 BITES!