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 5 amazing! )
AWARDS: (from author’s webpage http://www.jennielsen.com/books/ascendance-trilogy/the-false-prince)
- 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
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
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