The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
Series: The Ascendance #1
Genre: MG Fantasy
Release Date: 04/01/2012
THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.
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.
Yay!! MG books! I love kid books.. okay so maybe I don't love every single MG book like I do for YA books but I still love this genre to pieces :)
My favorite character in this book is Sage. He's the main character. I love the way he thinks and doesn't let other people boss him around. He's also a very strong character; he doesn't back down even in the worst times. I just love Sage. He's obviously in a bad position against Conner and the other boys but still does his best to stay one step ahead of everyone.
I wasn't all that worried about not having the romance part of books. Romance is a must in the YA world but I do really enjoy books without all the lovey-dovey stuff in it. I had no problem with the no romance thing. If you do love romance, don't worry about it. Still give this a try, because the action will surely keep you busy.
"An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats." Yep, that basically covered it. AMEN, PEOPLE.. Definitely read this!!!