The False Princess

The False Princess

Book - 2011
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For sixteen years, Nalia has been raised as the princess of Thorvaldor, but one day she learns that her real name is Sinda and that she is part of a complicated plot that would change the future of her country forever.
Publisher: New York : Egemont USA, c2011
ISBN: 9781606840917
1606840916
9781606840795
1606840797
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 22 cm

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Brooke_Nicole
Jun 21, 2015

If you liked this, read "The Princess Plot."

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generalchan
Aug 06, 2014

Loved this book. I was abit iffy at the beginning but then as I started reading it, it engaged me more and more. Overall the book was great.

ISHRAT HOSSAIN Jan 03, 2014

Great book!

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dprodrig
Aug 14, 2013

We would all like to believe that a real friend would love us no matter our appearance, would be able to identify us, and would fight for us. This is what this book does, reaffirm the value of self over appearance, and position in life. A really great YA book.

bwortman Jul 29, 2013

The False Princess is thoroughly enjoyable YA fantasy novel. Sinda is a sympathetic character and one in whom it is easy to become invested as she adjusts to her new status in life and then begins to investigate the plot around the princess. Her best friend, Kiernan, is also quite the charmer and while the developments in their relationship were never a surprise, it was an excellent addition to the novel. The main mystery plot is extremely engaging although not too complex. A fun read that will appeal to fans of the Kristin Cashore's Graceling series.

meks Oct 14, 2012

i loved this book!! I normally dont like reading these types of books, so I was suprised that I did like it. I found it a bit confusing sometimes but overall, this was a great book and I'd recommend it to any girl:)

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Nyneve
Aug 03, 2012

The main character's agony at finding out she's not who she thought she was, and subsequent efforts to ferret out the truth and create a new identity, are very compelling. Towards the end I found my interest flagging -- the heroine and her friend had too easy of a time correctly identifying who the villain must be, I would have found them more believable if they occasionally made some wrong guesses before figuring out the truth. The author's handling of magic is not strikingly original, but neither is it stale or annoyingly gimmicky. On the whole I would say this is a satisfying young adult fantasy romance, and would highly recommend it to adoptees or other young people thrown into unfamiliar situations and grappling with difficult questions of identity.

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

read the whole book was awesome

m2 Mar 02, 2012

Not terribly well written, simplistic in several ways, but the characters are very compelling. I even wanted to reread right away because I wanted to spend more time with them. An author worth watching to see if she can free the great characters from her clunky prose.

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dancergirl111
Jan 30, 2012

Very good book. A lot more pleasent than what most modern teen books are like. A great book for moms and daughters to read together in my opinion.

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meks Oct 14, 2012

meks thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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green_butterfly_475 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

didi115 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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red_bat_347 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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dancergirl111
Jan 30, 2012

dancergirl111 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2011

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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matthews
Jul 10, 2015

"According to the oracle, there was a chance that the princess could die, murdered, before her sixteenth birthday."

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

If I wasn't the Princess, then who was I?

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2011

If I wasn't the Princess, then who was I?

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

Nalia has led a privileged life as princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, until her sixteenth birthday. Nalia is then told that she is not really the princess. She has simply been a stand-in for the real princess, living in hiding until she came of age. Now known as Sinda, the false princess is shipped back to an aunt that she doesn't know to live a poor, meager life. But Sinda has a latent talent for magic. When she returns to the city to study magic, Sinda reunites with her childhood friend and discovers an incredible secret that will affect the entire kingdom. Nalia/Sinda is a complicated girl, who faces adversity with strength and humility. She's easy to like, and though at first naïve, Sinda learns from her mistakes and always tries to do the right thing, even at the sake of her own safety. Her friendship-turned-romance with her childhood friend Keirnan is sweet and endearing. The story is completely engaging from the very beginning, and proves impossible to put down. Full of drama, magic, suspense, and romance, this is an impressive debut. O'Neal's vibrant characters are matched with a fast-paced adventure and intrigue that was over way to soon.

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2011

Nalia has led a privileged life as princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, until her sixteenth birthday. Nalia is then told that she is not really the princess. She has simply been a stand-in for the real princess, living in hiding until she came of age. Now known as Sinda, the false princess is shipped back to an aunt that she doesn't know to live a poor, meager life. But Sinda has a latent talent for magic. When she returns to the city to study magic, Sinda reunites with her childhood friend and discovers an incredible secret that will affect the entire kingdom.

Nalia/Sinda is a complicated girl, who faces adversity with strength and humility. She's easy to like, and though at first naïve, Sinda learns from her mistakes and always tries to do the right thing, even at the sake of her own safety. Her friendship-turned-romance with her childhood friend Keirnan is sweet and endearing.

The story is completely engaging from the very beginning, and proves impossible to put down. Full of drama, magic, suspense, and romance, this is an impressive debut. O'Neal's vibrant characters are matched with a fast-paced adventure and intrigue that was over way to soon.

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

Other: fighting and magic

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Mahala
Sep 03, 2011

Violence: tastfully done

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