The Last Princess
Hardcover: 304 pages
Release Date: May 1,2012
Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown)
Source: Finished copy from the publisher for review.
Rating: Really Liked
From Goodreads. Happily ever after is a thing of the past. A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year-old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope—and to love—once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she not become... The Last Princess.
Ok first off what a cool name to have Galaxy Craze right and yep it’s her real name I checked lol.
This book was a quick read which was awesome after some of the longer books I’ve read. It was quick but trust me it didn’t lack story at all it was full of action. If I didn’t start it so late I could have read it in one sitting. I felt so bad for Eliza she had to go through so much in a short amount of time. Her family is the thing that matters most to her and it is completely destroyed. She ends up on a journey filled with danger and she is changed and scarred; it was sad and awful to see some of the things she had to go through. There was also a little bit of love story; that’s one part of the book which I would have liked to see more of. I really liked the love interest Wesley I’m hoping we get a lot more of him in the second book.
The world that Galaxy created wasn’t a new dystopian world, it was like many of the other dystopian stories out there but, the details that she put into the story were beautifully told. You could almost feel the heat from the fires and feel the pain inflicted on poor Eliza and taste the disgusting food she had to eat. Oh one of my absolute favorite parts of the book was Caligula, a war horse who I fell completely in love with she was so tough looking but so gentle and kind to Eliza. I also like some of the other characters in the book and hated others adamantly the bad guy Cornelius is awful but I think I hated Portia even more! The story ended very well but there was the teensiest bit of a cliffhanger. It’s not one that will make you scream OMG but it’s enough that you’ll be wanting the second book asap.
I chose a scene to share with you that has Wesley in it because it’s one of the happier scenes in the book.
My eyes met his, and this time I didn’t look away. Instead I let myself study him in the dim firelight. Something had shifted. The hard mask of the soldier had vanished, revealing a sad and lonely boy. I looked at the soft curls of his hair, shining like dark gold, his glittering eyes, his broad shoulders.
I must look so ugly to him, with my hair cropped close to my skull and the red welt on my cheek. I covered my face with my hands. “Just stop,” I said. “I don’t---“
“Eliza,” he interrupted. He took my hands in his, gently lowering them from my face, lifting my chin to gaze at me in the flickering light. “You are beautiful.”
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