Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

Title: The Last Princess

Series: The Last Princess #1

Author: Galaxy Craze

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Date Published: May 1, 2013

Pages: 304 (hardback)

Genre: YA fiction, suspense

Age Range: 11+


Happily ever after is a thing of the past.

A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless.

When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope-and love-once more.

Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become . . .

The Last Princess.


The book instantly grabs you in just the prologue. The story is also gripping, keeping you interested throughout the whole book. The writing is good, simple and right to the point. There is fighting, displays suffering, hunger, and describes some deaths--such as the death of Eliza's mother, father, animals, and soldiers. But if you've read Suzanne Collins', The Hunger Games, this is nothing.

The book is set in the future, after what they call the Seventeen Days. The Seventeen Days is where the world they knew was destroyed. Trees and plants don't grow, most animals are instinct, and food and water is hard to come by, unless if you're part of the royal family, that is.

Galaxy Craze's writing is simple and easy to read, so the deaths don't make you cringe. I'd recommend this book to the ten-year-olds in my neighborhood. It's good, gripping, simple, and, at times, intense. 

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