Thursday, June 24, 2010

Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

Princess Andrea has always been the rebellious outcast of the family, having preferred instead to spend her time riding her horse Flecha, shooting her bow, and training to be a squire. Her sisters, on the other hand, are everything her mother wishes Andrea would be: perfectly beautiful and proper, just like ladies should be. So when Andrea gets banned from attending the Spring Ball for fighting with her older sister Rosa, she decides to spy on the occurring events from her favorite oak tree. There she meets Don Alfonso de Alvar, a prince and an enemy of her father, the King of Montemaior. He tells her of the ancient Xarens and how they had discovered a door leading to another world. Andrea is sick of her fancy life of frills and dresses and curtsying and once Don Alfonso departs, Andrea runs away on a search to find the door. She has no idea what she is getting into and what will be the outcome of her decision when she finds the door and meets a boy who will change her life forever; but maybe not in the way that she was hoping he would.

I absolutely loved Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban. It was an enchanting and enthralling story full of adventure and romance, history and intrigue, full of battle and war, and lies, love, royalty, and more. I was highly impressed with this engrossing novel, definitely since it was the first book the author has ever written. I would definitely recommend Two Moon Princess and I read this story all day long in hopes of finding out the conclusion to the intricate web of romance and deceit the author had woven. She did a wonderful job with using foreshadowing but still had me guessing as to what would happen next. I was greatly content with the ending and thought that it would be a perfect book to create a sequel to. I definitely would read a sequel and am curious as to what would happen to them next since the ending opened up to what could be an entirely new story. The characters were fairly well developed, but Sebela, Andrea's oldest sister, was lacking a few details. Overall though, I really enjoyed this novel and Two Moon Princess is a definite must-read for adventurous romance lovers.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA USA