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The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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.

Goodreads Summary

This book really reminded me of the Romanov's minus the complete death sentence.  I loved how the author described the dystopian world, complete with evil murderers and a faction against the crown.  Eliza is a princess in this torn apart world.  Her family lives very grandly, but sometimes it seems like they may be ignoring what it going on right outside their front door.  The prologue itself is enough to draw a reader in; the reader will have to know just what happened and why...but all will be revealed soon.

Eliza was an interesting character.  She felt dynamic to me, as if she actually matured during the course of the novel.  She is brave and stubborn; she could be accused of being hard-headed at times.  The other characters in the book have an impact on the plot, but not so much on the reader.  The reader will probably only feel a true attachment to Eliza.  The love interest is perfect and somewhat unexpected in this dystopian.  The author does a good job of keeping the reader in the dark until the last possible moment. 

The plot was very fast-paced.  The reader will have the opportunity to meet Eliza at a very young age and then meet her again later on.  Eliza is constantly in motion, rarely stopping to think or plot.  She keeps the reader very involved with her thoughts and worries.  Overall, this book is a quick and exciting read, recommended to young adult/teen readers. 

4 Stars

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  1. Anonymous said...:

    This book sounds so great. This may be as close as I will ever get to Buckingham Palace. I can't wait to read this book.