Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen

The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen is a newer trilogy, and the first book was published in 2012. The entire trilogy has been published, so you can start this series without waiting for a new one to be published.

Blurb from "In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. "

I enjoyed the first book of this series and will read the next one for sure. I liked the characters in the book, especially Sage, who is strong willed but likable. His character grows throughout the story, which is something I like. This is an action packed book complete with battles and violence making it a good story for any reader who enjoys a tale of a kingdom from times of old. This is also a story about the importance of friendships, family, and loyalty.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

I've mentioned recently that we have been running low on books for the NICU. Michelle and I found an amazing sale at one of our local thrift shops and we were able to find many treasures. I found over forty books, and Michelle found these beauties. I was happy that we both found some Spanish books as we are critically low on those.

Dani Phipps sent these to my daughter, Angie, and there is a bilingual book in there. Thank you, Dani.

Heidi Crezee  found these fun books at Seagull book. They are always a good option for low priced children's books. Thank you, Heidi.

As always, we give each baby a packet with five books and a handout that tells about the benefits of reading to babies. You are welcome to donate in remembrance of someone you love or to honor a family member. We are thankful for those who send books for this project and help these tiny babies begin their literary journey. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit. Or you can bring or ship books to me or Angie. Yes, we can use gently used books as well. 


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