Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Speak(April 17, 2008)Young Adult
Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her . . . dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the kingas former royal spy and one of Aureliaas oldest friends. As Aurelia and Robert slowly uncover clues as to who is threatening her, their friendship turns to romance. With everything possible on the lineaher life, her kingdom, her heartaAurelia is forced to take matters into her own hands, no matter the cost.
This is a great read for younger readers! It was sweet, clean, and very innocent! I will admit I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning, but once I did, it was great. There's a mystery all through the book as to who is trying to kill Aurelia, so the reader can guess throughout as to who it is. I've heard the next one won't be out until 2011, though. :(
Parental Concerns: The closest thing that could possibly be a concern would be some minor violence. There's no sexual content at all, and no profanity.