Friday, July 8, 2016

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books in May 2015.

"Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives."  -- From Goodreads

Will you like it?
I read this book in two sittings.  Once May started seeing Princess X, I was sucked in.  This book had the right amount of mystery and intrigue to keep my attention the whole time.  You definitely have to embrace your imagination for this story to be plausible, but it's not entirely out of left field.  Honestly this story is a great story about a lasting friendship.  I would recommend this book to younger teens, as it's really not super scary.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.

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