Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban Tween-Teen

Rating: 5/5 Stars

About the Book: Andrea is a Princess, but she feels like she doesn’t fit in. She wants to join the knights, but her father refuses her request and instructs Andrea to visit her mother for lessons on becoming a lady. Ladyship is boring and uneventful and Andrea tires of her lessons quickly.
On the night of her kingdom’s ball, Andrea has had enough of being a princess and decides to run away. She stumbles upon a doorway that leads to modern day California. Xaren-Ra, Andrea’s world, resembles medieval Spain, so seeing a new world is an adventure. Andrea adapts to her new fast pace life in California. She makes friends, attends classes, and starts to fall for a local boy.
During a storm, Andrea takes shelter in the same cave that brought her to California. Only this time she accidentally re-opens the passage, bringing with her an American boy. Andrea’s return to her kingdom sets off a chain of events that ignites a war on her world, uncovers family secrets and endangers her family and friends. Now Andrea has to find a way to stop the war and find her place in her world.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Two Moon Princess is a wonderful book that kept me up turning its pages and reading well into the night. I was transported into Andrea’s world and didn’t want to leave. There was never a dull moment or a bland character. The author’s parallel worlds were richly described and all the characters grew throughout the story.
Andrea is a great strong character-she recognizes her duty to her kingdom, but also has a bit of a rebellious streak in her. She’s not a damsel in distress at all, but at the same time she’s not afraid to show her soft side.
This story was full of adventure and the romance was an unexpected surprise. This is a great pick for readers who enjoy fantasy but also great for readers who like romance in their stories. I have already recommended this title to several teen patrons at my library and they enjoyed it just as much as I did. I’m excited to see the author is working on a sequel, which I hope to read soon.


Also reviewed for TeensReadToo.com

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