The Last Princess (Last Princess #1)
by Galaxy Craze
What is it about:
A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope-and love-once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become... The Last Princess.
What did I think of it:
This was an OK read.
The world building wasn't used enough in my opinion. There are some mentions to what consequences the disasters have on the world, but the way the story is written you don't really get to see and experience it. Most of the story is set in mansions, wooded areas and places like that, where you don't see what the world has become. You also only get to see the world as Eliza sees it, and that further keeps you from seeing the true devastation, because Eliza leads a pretty privileged life up until the point where it gets taken away by the bad guy.
That was another point of annoyance btw. The bad guy is this cardboard cutout with the words bad and evil written all over him in big letters. I would have liked it if there had been some shade of grey to him.
I will give this book one thing though: it was entertaining enough that even with all its flaws I kept reading and finished it. It isn't entertaining enough to make me pick up the next book in this series though.
Why should you read it:
It's a fast and entertaining Post Apocalyptic YA read.