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The False Princess Review

Happy Fri-yay Everyone!

We have made it to the end of the week once more! Now if only the weekends could go slower that would be amazing. Easter is also this weekend, so I hope everyone who celebrates it has a great day, and get to spend time with their family. Today I will be reviewing The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal. This book takes you on a magical journey of self discovery, and solving an old mystery.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

“Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia’s led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it’s revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she’s ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins – long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control – she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history, forever.”

I don’t want to say too much more about this book, because I don’t want to give anything away, and I think the description gives you a pretty good idea on what the story is about. I will say Sinda is a strong female character, who has to teach herself to wield magic and learn to do simple everyday stuff. Her world is turned upside down when she learns she isn’t who they said she is, but what I loved is she didn’t let that stop her.

Eilis draws the reader into the story, and makes you feel what Sinda is feeling. This book is such a beautiful, heartbreaking story, and was actually the second book I read when I got my Kindle. I couldn’t put it down, and had to see how it ended. This book is a must read for anyone who likes magic, mystery, romance, and characters going on a journey of self discovery.

Go discover the truth behind The False Princess my readers!


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