Palace of Lies - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 13
Title: Palace of Lies
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 04/07/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I thought the overall plot was just okay. The story wasn't so original that the writing could be sub-par. The main character is extremely paranoid which gets very very tiresome because she trusts no one. Not even the people who have saved her life repeatedly.
Memorable or Forgettable: The plot made it very forgettable and so did the love interest. The love story was the same old story and a bit immature.
Cover: The cover was very well done and probably one of the reasons I picked it up in the first place.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 3Q - Readable
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Desmia is a princess. But she is one of 13 for the kingdom of Suala. Desmia doesn't trust any of her sister princesses. But then one night the palace is burned to the ground. Desmia is told that all of her sister princesses are dead but she believes otherwise.

tags:  suspense / The Palace Chronicles series / ya lit

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