Title: Palace of Lies (The Palace Chronicles)
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 04/07/15
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: My favorite quality of Palace of Lies was the dialog of the main character, Desmia. She's quirky and bold, and that shows through the writing style. The plot was an interesting twist, and not as cliche as your typical princess-saves-kingdom novel.
Memorable or Forgettable: Before reading Palace of Lies, I didn't find Margaret Peterson Haddix's books even vaguely interesting or intriguing. I can relate to some of the main character's situations and Haddix really did a great job with the dialog.
Cover: I loved the cover of Palace of Lies. It is a simply picture but it does its job of recapping the book's contents.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: suspense / The Palace Chronicles series / ya lit