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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones

Title: Warrior Princess
Author: Frewin Jones
Age Group: Teens
# of Pages: 346
My Rating: 3/5

Branwen is a young princess who's homeland is in danger. Threatened, her family sends her off to get married so they will have a strong ally with their kingdom. Except Branwen wants to be out there, fighting against her enemies, instead of being tucked away into safety.

When an old prophecy reveals that her future would be different than she thought it would be, she has a big decision to make. Except, what will be the path she chooses?

Warrior Princess is as typical and predictable as its title. It is about princess who doesn't want to be pampered and wants to be in the action instead. This novel will definitely appeal to those who like this sort of story. Unfortunately, I was drawn to this book by its cover rather than its plot so I did not enjoy it as much as I would have liked.

This novel took me quite some time to get into and even though I did halfway, it still had me hesitant to continue. In the beginning, I thought Branwen was too stubborn for my liking. I generally don't mind stubborn characters but it depends on how they are presented. It wasn't until many chapters later on in the book where I no longer mind her because she became less hardheaded.

The plot moved slowly for the majority of the novel because the protagonist was stuck at a neighbouring kingdom temporarily before she had to head out to meet her future husband. During her stay with another royal family, she was looked down upon because they thought her lifestyle was not "sophisticated" enough for them. The bullying that was given to Branwen by her hosts had me disliking the novel for a while because I couldn't stand it. Afterwards, it did pick up its pace towards the end, which was enough for me to finish it.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes novels about a princess who would prefer to be on the battlefield. Click here if you would like to read a preview of Warrior Princess.

Review copy provided by
HarperCollins.

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1 comment:

oO Mariana Oo said...

Pretty interesting, nice cover too.

Have a Wonderful Christmas!!!!