Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith
Title: A Posse of Princesses
Author: Sherwood Smith
Genre: YA Fantasy
Premise: "Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue. What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them. Everyone learns a lot about friendship and hate, politics and laughter, romantic ballads and sleeping in the dirt with nothing but a sword for company. But most of all they learn about the many meanings of love." (King County Library System)
Opinions: This was a fantastic read. I adored Rhis as a character. She was a dreamer with just the right touch of practicality and reality and all around good person. The first half of the book is spent establishing each of the characters and how they react to each other at a courtly event before the rest of the story unfolds, but its fun getting there. Once the rest of the story unfolds it was a struggle to get my family to leave me alone so that I could find out what happened next. There were parts of the story that I guessed about in advanced, but that did nothing to change how enjoyable the read was for me. This is definitely a great read for teenagers, young adults, and adults alike. My husband even read it before me and enjoyed it (keeping in mind he has highly eclectic tastes in books). So if you like books about strong princesses, fun intrigue, and dashing young men, etc., then this is a great book for you.