Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

I'm of two minds when it comes to The Last Princess, on one hand I loved how fast paced that it was and yet, on the other, I found that it left me with more questions that I'm used to having when it ended. The Last Princess takes place in a very bleak London, England where a madman by the name of Cornelius Hollister is out to destroy what remains of the royal family so that he may take the throne. When he comes for the royal children after their father's death, only Eliza will escape and she swears that she'll get revenge upon him.

For the record, there are cannibals and ex-prisoners in the woods, horses that are huge and have to have spiked bits for the New Guard to be able to control them, and gasoline (as well as cars) are rare (which is why everyone is back to horses for the most part). But let's talk about Eliza for a moment, who I'd say is remarkably strong considering her situation--although I think she could've handled a particular set of girls differently. On the other hand, there's Wesley, an officer in the New Guard and the boy who saves Eliza's life left and right. I really, really liked his character although I did see some of it coming. Honestly? I think it's a bit difficult not to like him. But his sister, Portia, on the other hand is a complete terror. That girl would kick a puppy and enjoy it.

But I think my absolute favorite character in The Last Princess would have to be Caligula, the war horse. Yes, you heard me, my favorite character in The Last Princess was a horse. Why? Because that horse has a ton of personality and is extremely loyal to Eliza. Don't worry, if you read The Last Princess, you'll understand what I mean. Also, I'm seriously hoping that there's going to be another book because if there isn't going to be another book? Then the ending is absolutely killing me. There are just so many questions still and it leaves off perfectly for another book--just found out that there will be one (thank goodness)! Honestly, I think that's what dragged down my rating for The Last Princess; I just want to know so much more about the world that Galaxy Craze has created and I just feel like I usually have more answers by the time I've finished the first book in a series.

Would I recommend The Last Princess to you? Yes, if it's a book that you've been eying. Honestly, if you can deal with not knowing everything, it's actually a pretty engrossing read and I did enjoy it, I just wish that it'd been a longer book with more answers.

Overall Rating: ★★★ and a half.

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
Publisher: Poppy, a part of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Edition: Hardcover
* Received for review via publisher. 


  1. oooh, great review! :D this one is on the review pile and your review makes me want to pick it up right now. I've heard a lot of praise for it and I'm VERY intrigued by it, especially the war horse...

    Ashelynn @ gypsy book reviews.

  2. Awesome review! I've seen this book around a lot lately but haven't read that many reviews of it. Sounds like it could be a good read. I do love horses so I'd love to find out more about this Caligula character! ;)

    Might have to put this on my wishlist!


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