When Wendy was six, her mom tried to kill her. She said that Wendy was a monster and not her child. Wendy’s now 17 (almost 18) and it turns out her mom was right. She’s a changeling and this guy she just met, Finn, says he can take her to her real family. And it turns out they’re actually royalty, so she’s a princess! Every girl’s dream, right? But not so much Wendy’s.
This book is one of those self-publishing success stories. In case you hadn’t heard, Amanda Hocking sold her books on the Kindle for 99 cents each and sold a ton of them. Now she has a huge publishing deal with St. Martin’s.
My friend Steph told me about them a while back, pre-pub deal, and I should’ve listened but I didn’t. Now I have to wait until MARCH to see what happens next (and until APRIL to finish the trilogy). And yes, when I generally have to wait a year between installments, a few months isn’t bad at all. Even so, the moral is: listen to Steph.
This is a fun new YA paranormal trilogy, and I’m glad I came to the party at all, even though I’m crazy late. According to the back, she’s also starting a new series in August, and you can bet I’ll check those out. (As well as her other series, all of which are still on Kindle for cheap.)
I loved Wendy so much! I think most people have experienced the feeling of not quite fitting in somewhere, but in her case, there’s a very good reason. And the idea of being a princess? Okay, again, not Wendy’s greatest wish, but it’s still pretty cool. I loved the fact that this had a very real Princess Diaries feel, if that book had a paranormal twist to it. (And yes, I have deliberately failed to mention exactly what paranormal creature Wendy is.)
Recommended…but make sure you have enough time to finish it; this is a hard book to put down!