Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Author: Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Synopsis: In this coming-of-age story set in a medieval kingdom, Andrea is a headstrong princess longing to be a knight who finds her way to modern-day California. But her accidental return to her family's kingdom and a disastrous romance brings war, along with her discovery of some dark family secrets. Readers will love this mix of traditional fantasy elements with unique twists and will identify with Andrea and her difficult choices between duty and desire.
Review: The book starts off with Princess Andrea who isn't happy with where she is. She wants to do something different but her parents don't allow her to. As the time passes Andrea finds herself in California. Everything is different from her kingdom and finds out that she would like nothing more than to stay there. By accident she returns to her world and soon realizes that it may have been the worst thing to do.
I liked that Andrea, being a princess, wanted to be different. She didn't like the way that her parents told her to be and many times she tried to go against them. At first she didn't want to realize that things go could go as badly as they were going but as things turned out to be different from what she expected she sees that she has to do something to stop the war that is starting.
Her kingdom was very different from modern-day California. When she first got the New World everything seemed so different to her. Some of the things that most kids would've gotten bored of seemed to be of great interest to her. One of my favorite parts to read about was when she was describing the things she found in this new place, like the never ending candle.
This was a great book that I really enjoyed reading. One thing I noticed and loved was that the pages seemed to fly by without me noticing. I'm glad that after wanting to read it for a long time I finally got to and I loved it! It was sort of fantasy with a touch of modernness and I definitely loved that!
I received this book through a blog tour.
Posted by Diana at 6:00 AM