Author: Shannon Hale
Series: Princess Academy #3
Genres: Middle Grade Speculative
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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.
I’m looking forward to reading this installment of Miri’s story. My 11-year-old daughter is excited too. She just recently read the first two books in the Princess Academy series and enjoyed them very much.
Loved, loved this! It’s been a while since I read either of the first two books, so I was a little worried about picking up with this one. But fortunately, there is not a need to remember details about minor characters or a lot of the politics. This book does a nice job of bringing you quickly up to speed and introducing some wonderful new characters. I loved this story and where it went and how it ended – wonderful!