24 February 2012

Review: The False Prince

The False Prince
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Closer to a 4.5, honestly.

This is a great, great YA fantasy/historical fiction novel regarding a master conspiracy to steal the throne in a kingdom. The scheme is great, and the three children being used are all great in their own ways.

There's not a lot I can say without giving it away, except that the book dances between the different characters and concepts and ideas beautifully, offering a scheme that looks to be in danger regularly. It's really, really great!

The one flaw is that the endgame does feel somewhat telegraphed at certain points. If this were an adult novel, it would be a lot more problematic, but in this context, it isn't bad. With that said, this is also a series, and I don't know where that will head next.

Anyway, definitely recommended. A fun read overall.

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