Author: Galaxy Craze
Series: Last Princess (#1)
How Received: publisher copy
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 love-once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become... The Last PrincessGot to page: 65
After reading April's review of The Last Princess, I was hesitant to start reading and nearly put it in my scrap pile. But then I changed my mind during a readathon a few weeks ago -- I wanted to know if I'd have the same opinion as April.
The plot is interesting, though I didn't get far enough into it to discover the giant plot holes. The giant world-building holes were enough for me, and that was between all the giant information dumps that were attempting to set up the world.
The writing style kind of went like this: it's a thing that happens! let us tell you about the world. have a conversation! more telling about the world. now another thing that happens! oh look, sudden but unnecessary backstory!
It was really frustrating; the writing style had me slamming my head against the wall. It took eight chapters for her to even become 'the last princess.'
And when the story wasn't following the stereotypical writing pattern, it was being ridiculously overdramatic; I should have sensed it from the description of the book alone, but... le sigh. I had to give it a try.
Final Comments: A formulaic, overdramatic writing style that's not worth sitting through.
Have you guys read it? What do you think?