I loved THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer A. Nielsen, the first in the Ascendance Trilogy. I would dive right into Book 2, THE RUNAWAY KING, but I need to spread the love to the other neglected members of my TBR pile, so this week, I’ll mix it up with some THEODORE BOONE by John Grisham and THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann.
Some brief thoughts on THE FALSE PRINCE (a more detailed review to follow on Goodreads when I get a bigger pocket of time). I posted this for the #middlegrademay check-in on Deb Marshall’s site:
I finished Jennifer A. Nielsen’s THE FALSE PRINCE this weekend and really enjoyed it. I connected with the protag, Sage, right away and only put down the book when I was forced to by other obligations. If I had an absolutely free day, I’m sure I would have finished it in one sitting. Nielsen’s worldbuilding wasn’t forced. It was as though I knew of the places mentioned. A good adventure of intrigue and adventure.
It’s always good to immerse yourself in a good yarn. Who doesn’t love to be taken away to another world from time to time, eh?
I’m curious to know your impressions on The Peculiar. I just finished reading it a few days ago.