The Forgotten Sisters was a good conclusion to the Princess Academy series. At first I was a little disappointed that the setting a and characters changed so much, but I quickly grew to like the new additions and location.
Miri once again proves herself to be resourceful and smart when it comes to sticky situations. She manages to win over important people and negotiate successfully with others. The book ended on a happy note, leaving me satisfied that all was right (or headed in that direction) with her world.
This is a good series for middle grade and young adult readers, both girls and boys. It has plenty of action while delivering deeper themes throughout the story.
Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
- Age Range: 5 – 8 years
- Series: Princess Academy
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (February 24, 2015)
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.