Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Book Review

In August, we read the middle grade / young adult fiction, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale for our family book club. I couldn’t wait for the sequel, Palace of Stone! I’m just as excited to share my book review with you!Palace of Stone Book Review

Coming down from the mountain to a new life in the city is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy friends have been brought to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare for her wedding.There, Miri also has a chance to attend school-at the Queen’s Castle. But as Miri befriends students who seem sophisticated and exciting she also learns that they have some frightening plans. Torn between loyalty to the princess and her new friends’ ideas, between an old love and a new crush, and between her small mountain home and the bustling city, Miri looks to find her own way in this new place. Picking up where Princess Academy left off, and celebrating the joys of friendship, romance and the fate of fairy tale kingdoms, this new book delivers the completely delightful new story that fans have been waiting for. {Amazon}

I can’t say I liked Palace of Stone quite as much as Princess Academy, but it was very good! It was interesting to see how Miri adjusted to the different challenges of a big city, and how she kept her unique point of view despite the changes. My daughter was much harder on Miri as she struggled to gain her bearings early on in the book, but I loved how her motives were true to trying to help people. Throughout everything, she still has a wonderful way of looking at problems. I give it four slices!

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2 Responses to Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Book Review

  1. Rajean says:

    I have a 9 yo daughter who loves to read (advanced) – would you think this book/series would work for her or should we wait a few years?
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