I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on May 1st, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
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.
Wonderful start to this series! I’m saying series because I’m not sure of it’s a trilogy. Holy!! Ever since Eliza’s parents are murdered by Hollister, and her two siblings are kidnapped, her life changes in a blink of an eye. She seeks revenge on the man who committed her family to such despair and I only wished she had more training so she could be a soldier. First, she’s in deep with the enemy camp, and manages to find some humanity with Wesley, the good-looking blonde haired, green eyed soldier. I love how Wesley was the only one who helped her. Who truly wanted to overthrow the New Guard and find peace at last.
Great world building! I love how Eliza flips between memories of the past and how different it was for the present. The world is wrecked and chaos ensued, yet Eliza does everything she can to find her brother and sister and that is quite remarkable. When Eliza was down, and her will was breaking, all I could do was cheer her on and make sure she survived. Yes, I’m definitely a fan of Eliza’s character. Eliza and Wesley are such wonderful characters, and I’m so glad that Galaxy Craze helped introduce us to their world.
The sequel better come out quickly, because I am definitely going to gobble up the next book. For fans of the dystopian genre, be sure to pick this one up. Romance, action, adventure, survival, heartaches, and even betrayal, where can you go wrong? You can’t!