The Princess Plot

Title: The Princess Plot

Author: Kirsten Boie

Published: Chicken House

Publication Date: May 1st 2009

Genre: Fiction, Princesses/Princes, Politics

Page #’s: 378

Age Group: 9-15

Synopsis: 

Jenna has just won the starring role in a film about a princess–sweet! In the wink of an eye, she’s whisked off to a remote, romantic kingdom for the “shoot.” But something’s amiss: First, she finds out she bears an uncanny resemblance to the real princess, who has run away following the death of her father, the king. Then she learns that the conniving regent plans to use her to take control of the country, now being fought over by rebels. As the plot twists and turns, Jenna discovers just what she’s made of–and just why she resembles the missing princess so much!

My Overall Review: 

The story started like a classic pre-teen tale, with the girls going out for frappes and coffees, but holy heck, it definitely didn’t continue like that.

The emotions were very realistic. I could relate to Jenna’s frustration of having an overprotective parent, and her feeling the need to know her family’s history. I also felt very mad at Jenna at some parts. For example, I felt like all readers can relate when I say that it was obvious from the beginning that there was something suspicious about the texts. I think it was pretty dumb of Jenna not to think much of it.

(SPOILER ALERT IN THIS PARAGRAPH) My heart also went out to her, when her father was revealed. I didn’t want Norlin to remain the bad guy, as he showed his affection for Jenna. I have to admit, I got teary eyed when Norlin stopped the dogs from being released.

I’m new to Kirsten’s writing, and I fell in love with the book as I read more and more. It reminded me of Cloaked, a fairy tale type of story in the present. The story was very detailed, but Kirsten didn’t stretch it on and on forever. Definitely not boring. Kirsten set a calm and mysterious tone to the story, that kept me wanting to read more, even at half past midnight. I don’t think anyone would be able to put the book down whilst reading halfway.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While it started like a book for young girls, the plot became deeper with twists at every turn. There were deadly adventures, scenes of political problems, and family mysteries. The different characters and points of view are what pulled me in most. There weren’t really villains or heroes in the story. On one page you rooted for some characters, on the next your total opinion changed.

I loved it, and would definitely read it again.

✮✮✮✮✮

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Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Title: Breadcrumbs

Author: Anne Ursa

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publishing Date: September 27th 2011

Page Numbers: 312

Synopsis:

(from goodreads.com)

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn’t help it – Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn’t fit anywhere else.

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My Overall Review:

First of all, we all know about the saying that goes “Don’t just a book by it’s cover”. But can I be honest with you all?

I do judge books by covers.

Covers tell us about the story. They create an idea in our minds about what this story is going to be about. And I decided to take out this book because of it’s beautiful cover. Hats off to person who made the cover. Gorgeous.

Now that I’ve said that, let’s get on with the real review.

This lovely story is based on the very famous ‘The Snow Queen’ story by Hans Anderson.

I love Hazel. And I felt so bad for her. Her pain and sadness over problems she faced, just made my heart melt. She thinks she’s an outsider because of her Indian descent (like me, if you don’t mind me adding) and her adoptive parents. The thing is, at least once in life, we all feel like we don’t belong.

What is normal? What can we do to fit in? What does so-and-so think of me?

Admit it or not, we all have felt like this at least once in our lives.

But Hazel feels like this again and again.

She gets even more puzzled when her best friend, Jack, turns away from her. Growing up is really hard. Your playing in the park one day with your friends, building castles and making mud pies, but the next day your faced with decisions and choices.

Although the story was very wonderful, I felt like the ending was rushed. I just wish that Anne had taken a little bit more time and given a few more details at the end.

Other than that? The book is very fabulous. I don’t often reading fantasy stories, but this one was a very good one. Just a few things I would tweak at, but still amazing!

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My Rating: ★★ ★★☆ 4/5 stars

Worth Re-Reading: Probably

Character Structure: I felt like I didn’t know Jack’s mom well enough or Hazel’s adoptive dad. Other than that, it was good.

Mature Content: Not at all

Books I’ve Been Loving #1

Hey Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying your long weekend like me?

Now I know lots of you like to read when your bored, and that is a wonderful hobby. So here I am, to tell you what books I’ve been loving! I will feature a couple of  books, and hopefully you will also try them out. ❤

Discovery Girls Magazine:

Now I know that I said I will feature BOOKS, but I am absolutely addicted with these magazines.

There are just amazing.

These magazines are for girls, and are written by girls! So it’s not just junk about fashion sense and stuff. I’ve read about 4 of these magazines and I am in love with them

When You Reach Me

This book is lovely! It even has a Newberry Award!

Usually, I don’t like to read books with awards (I know, its stupid) but mostly because I think the character is always too goody two shoes.

But this book was amazing.

I have never cried because of a book. But when reading this I did. It was just amazing.

The end, is like the best part of it. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but seriously you will thank me after reading this.

 Ten Rules For Living With My Sister:

Who doesn’t agree with me?

Ann M Martin is an amazing author. Like amazing.

I really like journal type books and that is what this book is. I just love this book. Try it out!

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So that’s all for this week. I was planning to post it on last Friday since that is the day I’m supposed to post “Books I’ve Been Loving” but I was busy and didn’t read a lot of books that week.. So I will NOT be posting another one this week, unless I catch up on my reading.

Love you all!

Khushi