Review: The Last Princess

Jun •  21 •  2012

Title: The Last Princess
Series: No
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!
Happy Reading!


  1. Alison Can Read
    Jun 21, 2012

    Oooh…this sounds good. I like that Eliza seems like a really strong character even though she has so many problems in her life.

  2. Shellie
    Jun 21, 2012

    Oh wow, this sounds like a good one! I hadn’t heard of it but your review makes me want to read it asap!

  3. Giselle
    Jun 21, 2012

    This sounds really good! I haven’t heard much about it. Great review!

  4. Jenny
    Jun 21, 2012

    I really enjoyed Eliza in this one as well, I was rooting for her the whole time! I would have loved some more explanations about the world (especially the Seventeen Days and the fire and all those little things), but this story definitely kept me flipping the pages:)

  5. This one sounds like I would really enjoy it. I love a strong and kind character. I am so going to put this one on my wishlist!