From the Publisher:
After a year at the king’s palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!
Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.
As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen’s interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.
Fans of Shannon Hale won’t want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, Newbery Honor-winning series.
I have been looking forward to this book for so long. I’m a huge Shannon Hale fan, and have loved the other two Princess Academy books. Reading this one makes me want to start over and read them now all in a row. I loved the new characters, Astrid, Felissa and Sus.
I am not sure how to review this book without giving away so much. The ending was just what I wanted and made me happy. The characters were fun and I wanted to cheer them on the whole time. There were a couple characters from other books that were redeemed in this book. That part made me so happy. I think as a third and final book in the Princess Academy books, this one really ends well.
As a side note, I am not a huge fan of the cover of this book. I know this is random, but it’s not my favorite. Princess Academy and Palace of Stone also got new covers. They all three match, but I’m just not a huge fan. I think these new ones will appeal to a younger reader, but I really just liked the old ones. Have you seen the new ones? Which do you perfer?
If you haven’t had a chance to read The Princess Academy or The Princess Academy, Palace of Stone I highly suggest that you read these books. They are fun and enjoyable. I hope Shannon Hale continues to write many more books like these in the future.