The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

falseNielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince.  New York: Scholastic Press, 2012. Print. ISBN 978-0-54528413-4. Hardcover.  $17.99.

Annotation: Sage has the chance to be more than he dreamed he could ever be if he is willing to live a life of lies.

Book talk: Have you ever wished that you could change your life, have a different life? At what cost would you trade in your life for a new chance? Would you lie, betray someone’s trust….kill?

The kingdom is on the brink of civil war.

Sage is an orphan that is about to be swept up into a crazy whirlwind by a nobleman named Connor.  Connor, in an effort to reunify the kingdom concocts a plan to “find” the king’s long-lost deviant son and reunify the kingdom.  Four orphans are selected by Connor but only one will become The False Prince.

MY RATING: 5, ages 12+ this was really great start to the trilogy!

(1 is poor and amazing! )

GENRE: Fantasy

AWARDS: (from author’s webpage

  • 2013 EB White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book
  • Cybil Award winner for Best Middle Grade of 2012
  • Double Whitney Award winner for Best Middle Grade of 2012 and Best Overall Youth Book of 2012
  • 2013 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • #5 pick for the Indie Next Spring 2012 Kids’ List
  • Publishers Weekly Pick, week of March 26, 2012
  • 2012 National Parenting Publication Award – Silver
  • 2012 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing List
  • 2012 New York Times Notables List
  • 2013 YALSA list for Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • #2 title for YALSA 2013 Teens’ Top Ten list
  • Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Children’s Books of 2012 List
  • Goodreads Choice “Best of 2012″ MG Finalist
  • One of Fuse #8′s “Magnificent Books of 2012″
  • Listed in ABC’s Best Books Catalog by The American Booksellers Association
  • One of Bankstreet College of Education’s “Best Children’s Books of the Year” 2013

Andrew, 14

Favorite genre: Realistic or Dystopian

Favorite book: Fablehaven

Social media I use the most: Texting or Kik

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I like the magic and advnetures that the characters get to experience.  I think these books are easier to get into the story.  I don’t read very much, getting interested in stories is hard.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? Fablehaven


Preview the next book in the trilogy



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