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.
My, oh my. This is like one of the best books ever! And I am being totally honest here. This book would make the best movie ever—as long as the director was good, the actors/actresses were good, and so on. Yes, I have a lot of rules for this movie if it is to be made into one. And it definitely should be! I would totally go to it the night it came out. Nothing would stop me from staying up all night to see it.
Anyway, when I first read this book, I fell in love. Sure, it was not the first character in a book that I wish was actually real, but Sage is one of my favorite book boyfriends. (Okay, sure, I have way too many of those but that really isn’t the point). Literally, Sage is one of my favorite main characters! I can’t say one bad thing about him. I could say many good things about him, though.
The rest of the characters were also great! Tobias, Roden, Mott, Imogen—they were all super duper cool side characters. I could go on about them, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. You just have to read the book to see for yourself if you like them as much as I did.
As you can see, I could write a huge review of this book! It is one of my favorites. I could read it over and over again and never get tired of it. And, when I say I could read it, I really mean the entire Ascendance Trilogy. And, I will be reviewing the rest of the series throughout the next week. Because…I am hosting a giveaway of any book in the Ascendance Trilogy. Yup, you get to choose! But, you will have to wait until tomorrow to enter—and to see a great interview with the author herself!
The cover is really cool. It really intrigued me the first time I saw it. So, I am totally giving it 5 stars.
As for the book, I believe you can guess how many stars I am giving it. If I could, I would give it 10 (like I wish I could for most of my favorite books). But, I have to settle for 5 very bright and big stars! This is to everyone reading—and not reading—my blog: read this book. You will not regret it and will definitely be reading the rest of the trilogy before you know it!
Title: The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Author’s Website: http://www.jennielsen.com/
Reading Resolution: #60
This review is written in my own opinions and words.