Monday, July 13, 2015
Book Review: "I Am Princess X" by Cherie Priest
I was first intrigued by the format of this book as it intertwines text narration with the illustrated web comic. I kind of loved it, especially as the text portion doesn't slow down the quick pace usually found in a comic. Everything moves fast in this story, and it is quite a mystery/adventure. May meets a friend along the way, Trick, and he helps her with the cyber-sleuthing. The best part is? We stick to the adventure at hand, and no romance is forced in. This is a story about one kick ass girl trying to find the truth. She can actually spend a lot of time with a guy and NOT be distracted by romantic thoughts or innuendo! I KNOW!
This is great for most readers, especially reluctant readers, as it is a fast-paced mystery/adventure. It is also a great friendship story - because who wouldn't do whatever they needed to help their best friend?
(I just saw a publisher's blurb that said this was for fans of Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen. I am totally on board with the Cory reference, but not as convinced of the Dessen - unless they are just trying to say female? Hope not.... just my two cents.)
I Am Princess X
by Cherie Priest
Arthur A. Levine, 2015
Source: Purchased New