The False Princess By: Eilis O’Neal
After finding out that she is not the princess she thought she was, Sinda is sent to live with her only living relative, her aunt Varil. Sinda does not find this a easy place to be as her aunt shows that she does not care for her, and the one she thought was her friend turns out not to be. So Sinda sets off to the city of the palace because she finds out she has magical powers. But the College of Wizardry will not let her in, but she finds one wizard that is willing to train her and let her live with her. She is also reconnected with her childhood friend Kiernan, whom she missed very badly. The two of them uncover a second plot against the princess which has the princess being replaced by a false princess again, and they set out to find the real princess and return her to her rightful home. But will they make it out of this mystery alive? And can they find the real princess and bring her back in time?
This was a great book. It was a story filled with finding yourself when the person you thought you were is no longer there. It shows that if you are true to yourself things will work out ok, even when there are bumps in the road. I loved the main character, and felt for her when she tried to make the best of the new life that was laid out for her. There was action and magic in this book as well that made it a fun fast read. Great middle school and up read.
I borrowed this from the public library.