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Friday, March 30, 2012

A Reading TWEEN review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The False Prince
Author:  Jennifer A. Nielsen
Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Hardcover: 352 pages
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (April 1, 2012)
Buy The Book: amazon
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

This False Prince is about a boy named Sage who lives at an orphanage who one day is bought by a noble man named Conner. He picks up 3 other boys. His intentions for them aren't good, they are even at the brink of treson! He wants one of them to play the role of the lost prince, Jaron who supposedly died 4 years ago by pirates. Supposedly (*Hint, hint!*). All he tells Conner is "I am your Prince." and nothing else. Even if he loses all he will say is "I am you prince.".

I love it cause it's really epic! And it's violent! Most of what I love is a spoiler, but trust me, it's amazing.  It's probably my favorite book ever!

My favorite character is Sage (Or is it? *hint Hint!*) He's stubborn (like myself) awesome (like myself:)  He's like me in guy form! THAT MAKES HIM AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

After I got done reading, I couldn't stop talking about it.  I kept trying to tell everyone how amazing it is.  So now my friend Joy (she writes for us sometimes) is going to read it too.  And my brother.

If you like fantasy and adventure and excitement, or if you have a kid, or know a kid, or like kids, or don't like kids and wish they'd shut up and read, you should buy this book!!

It's too good for just 5 crowns


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  1. Great review! You had me at violent! haha. Seriously though, this sounds awesome!

  2. Sounds like a great book! I think I got your hint hints! But it sounds like an awesome book! A little like the Hunger Games.


  3. I am looking forward to this book. I'm already on the wait list for the audiobook at the library.

  4. I just joined a waiting list for this book, thanks to your review! Great job! :)


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