Monday, August 1, 2011

Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban: Review
Posted by Tiffany at 7:00 AM

Title: Two Moon Princess
Author: Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (site)
Published: June 16th, 2010 by Tanglewood
Pages: 324
Rating: 4/5
Source: NetGalley
Synopsis: In this coming-of-age story set in a medieval kingdom, Andrea is a headstrong princess longing to be a knight who finds her way to modern-day California. But her accidental return to her family's kingdom and a disastrous romance brings war, along with her discovery of some dark family secrets. Readers will love this mix of traditional fantasy elements with unique twists and will identify with Andrea and her difficult choices between duty and desire.(Goodreads)

Review: I loved this book! Andrea is a princess who wants to be a warrior. Unfortunately, her parents decide that her days of playing with the boys are over. It is time that she become a lady. Andrea decides to skip town and what ensues is an amazing story with great characters and a plot that doesn't follow the usual girl meets boy, pines after boy, gets boy formula. The best part about this book was the ending. I began to hope for this particular ending towards the end of the book, but never would have seen it coming in the beginning. Andrea is a great character from the get-go. Her attitude and dreams were unusual for a girl in her situation, but not too modern to be believable. She had a wonderful Evil Sister that had me pretty angry a few times. She's one of those characters that manage to be completely evil while looking completely blameless in front of Authority Figures. Did she get her comeuppance? The jury is still out, but I can live with it. The romance was fantastic. Things don't happen as the characters want them to, affection is not easily won, and several huge mistakes are narrowly averted. I love romantic intrigue! Two Moon Princess was a great book, full of adventure and engaging characters. I'm going to be picking up a paper copy for my permanent collection.