The first I've herad of this book is when it is featured as a must read for the month book in every magazines I've read at that one particular month. Months went by and the book never left my mind, so I've decided to pick it up and read it. And what a surprise I get! It's a bit slow for me in the beginning but the pace races up to my kind of speed shortly after.
Gotta love this book. It’s so addictive too. I can’t get my hands off it until I’ve finished it.
Princess Academy (Princess Academy #1)
by Shannon Hale
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
Finished Reading: 16th April 2006 (library copy)
Acquire: 07th July 2010
Rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
Genre } Fiction | Teens | Fairy Tales Retellings
Release Day } April 2007
Publisher } Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Format } paperback
ISBN } 9781599900735
Pages } 144 pages
Source } borrowed / bought
Age Group } 12+
Interests } Teens, Fairy Tales Retelling Junkies.
Awards } Newbery Honor
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