Book Reviews

Book Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson

October 19, 2017

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Back Cover:


In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.


As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold. Until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.


An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.


Savannah’s Review:


The False Prince is a book I’ve had my eye on for quite awhile. So when one of my friends said it had an awesome plot twist, I had to pick it up. It certainly didn’t disappoint!


Characters are a big deal for me in all books, especially when the story is told in first-person, like this one. It was so much fun being in Sage’s head! He’s sarcastic, a little hot-tempered, and doesn’t always think his plans through. So I was grinning throughout the whole book. He definitely ranks high on my list of favorite characters.


When I first read the back cover, I thought the plot of The False Prince might be slow or cliché. But it was the exact opposite! I haven’t read a book this good in quite awhile! The pacing was perfect, the plot had so many twists that I wasn’t expecting, and the characters were perfection. I’d rate it five stars, but it took me a little bit to really get into the book, so I’m going to give it four, and I’d recommend it to any fans of a good medieval story!



Savannah Grace Perran

Savannah Grace is dreamer, a believer, and a creator of imaginary worlds – among other things. She’s also a teenage Christian writer living in Nebraska. Writing is her passion, and getting lost in a story is something that comes naturally to her – which means that reading half the day away is something she is good at. Savannah spends a lot of her time with her nose in a book or thinking up the next adventure for her insane story characters. You can connect with her on her blog, Scattered Scribblings.


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