The False Prince

The False Prince In a discontent kingdom civil war is brewing To unify the divided people Conner a nobleman of the court devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king s long lost son and install him a

  • Title: The False Prince
  • Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • ISBN: 9780545284134
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king s long lost son and install him as a puppet prince Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage Sage knows that Conner s motives are than questionable, yet hiIn a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king s long lost son and install him as a puppet prince Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage Sage knows that Conner s motives are than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword s point he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed But Sage s rivals have their own agendas as well.As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

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    1. The False Prince is *THAT* book! I stayed up way too late in order to finish itd I'm seriously considering throwing all notion of a sleep schedule out the window and rereading the whole book right now. Originally posted at Small ReviewI call dibs on Sage (seriously ladies—don't underestimate me 'cause I'm small. I'll fight dirty.)I knew this was going to be a Special Shelf book as soon as I "heard" Sage's voice narrating. Really, the story could have been downright awful (it isn't) and I still [...]

    2. 3.5⭐️Here’s to all the clever little shits.🥂The only thing I knew about this book was that its MC was a charming clever thief and not much else. I didn’t even know it was middle grade until after my purchase which I didn’t mind as long as the story and characters were engaging and immersive.This exciting adventure is told from the point of view of Sage, a fifteen-year-old orphan and gifted sneak thief who has a wry yet upbeat outlook on life. He immediately gains reader sympathy des [...]

    3. This book makes me want to put on my blandest Mr. Darcy voice and declare it “tolerable…but not handsome enough to tempt me.” This book is fine. I think many of you will notice its exercise-brightened eyes and charming irreverence and fall for it. But for me, it was just okay. If you’ve read any amount of young adult fantasy, you probably know where this book is heading just from reading the synopsis – or hell, even the title! I had a lot of hope that this book would go in an unexpecte [...]

    4. This was such a fun quick read! I couldn't put it down, I just had to keep reading. I loved the main character and the way he not only kept secrets from other characters but from us as readers. And the dialogue in this book was phenomenal. I can't wait to pick up the next one and plan to do it very soon!

    5. The following two paragraphs were going to be my review before I reached the turning point of the story:In fairness to the book, I made this fatal mistake of reading another fantasy series after Harry Potter and poor book suffered from my biases. So to make it clear, had I read the book at a different time, I would have probably loved it but forgive me if for the entire reading all I could think about was how badly I miss Harry Potter.I do appreciate the short chapters and that overall, it was a [...]

    6. Now I remember why I gave this book 5 stars and it had me hooked just like the first time. I love this series so much. Listen, this book is so good it got my brother, who HATES to read, to freaking read.I was going into my room and my brother was sitting on the bed reading this book and I was screaming for ten minutes straight. And my mom was standing there with her jaw dropped. Listen, this book is really good. It got someone who hates to read into reading. It made me want to reread this book. [...]

    7. Since there are quite a number of similarities of both plot and characterization, I can't help but compare The False Prince to The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. But unlike Gen (who is one of my all-time fave book characters), Sage- the male protagonist in this book- is sadly lacking in depth and not nearly as much fun.Or it could simply be that I'm not the target reader- obviously, as the protagonists and sups were mostly young teenagers who behaved in a manner that made suspension of disbelief [...]

    8. Sick Latamer, hot-headed Sage, erudite Tobias and strong Roden have one thing in common- a physical similarity to the 4-year lost and probably dead Prince Jaron of the Kingdom of Carthya. With the poisoned death of the royal family, the kingdom is at the brink of an upheaval and the so-called patriot nobleman Conner sees this as a perfect opportunity to bring forward the lost Prince. Thus, it all comes down to the frail shoulders of 15 year old orphans who are literally in a do or die situation. [...]

    9. CAUTION: Long Review, Slight SpoilersFeeble Latamer. Boastful Roden. Bookish Tobias. Defiant Sage. Four boys. One throne. Who will become America's Next Top Model Carthya's Next Reigning King? In ANTM the reality TV show, the contestants choose to participate and if they lose then they are sent home. In The False Prince, the contestants are coerced to participate and if they lose then they are sentenced to death. At the end, there will be only one one winner, one survivor.The False Prince is tol [...]

    10. 4.5 STARSWHAT THE SWEET HELL WAS THIS. I went into this book with absolutely no expectations (thank you, inexistent hype) and came out gasping and fangirling and hyperventilating, which is the absolute best way to experience a book. The three pillars of The False Prince♖ In my opinion, the main character, Sage, is this book's strongest asset. He thieves and rebels. He's intelligent and feisty but kind-hearted. And he's a bomb of reckless plans, snappy retorts and defiance ready to detonate. In [...]

    11. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestCarthya is a kingdom on the brink of war. The royal family is dead. The youngest son, Jaron, is missing, presumed dead. A group of regents all have their eye on the vacant throne, and if one of them seizes power, it's likely that the entire kingdom will be plunged into ruin. But one nobleman named Conner has a plan. He's rounded up a group of four orphan boys - Latamer, Roden, Tobias, and Sage - that all have the look of Jaron. His plan is to groo [...]

    12. "If we can weed out your bad manners and defiant nature, I suspect you could convince the nobles that you are him.""If you weed those out, then there's nothing left of me."In the interests of the future readers: I'm nearing the end of The Runaway King now, the second book in the trilogy, and as far as I can tell so far, The False Prince works perfectly, probably even better, as a standalone. Therefore, if you'd like to give this world a chance but you're not sure you want to go through all three [...]

    13. Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsTHE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen is in my opinion exactly what juvenile fiction/middle grade fantasy is supposed to be.Nimble-fingered orphans who proactively take measures to fill their bellies? Check.Evil masterminds plotting to overthrow a kingdom? Also, check.A Big Secret that isn't easily identifiable b/c super sneaky use of ambiguity? CHECK.And all of that is in addition to the highly entertaining snark that does not stop. <------SNARK, I love it.Meet Sage.Sa [...]

    14. HOLLA! JUST AS AMAZING THE SECOND TIME AROUND. Except possibly even better because now I know what details to look for. The experience was so much more vivid. Anyone who's read this knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about. If you haven't read this, then prepare yourself for a recommendation comin' atchu! The following is my old review. Spoilers are 100% marked. It's a fangirly review. Read it!___________________________________________________________Congratulations book! You just earned yourself a [...]

    15. Shut the front door that ending was fantasticI did not see any of that coming. The last 1/4 of that book was just simply unreal. I also was impressed how the author was able to stuff so much material into a relatively short novel. (Mind you it is part one of a trilogy) I simply cannot say enough about this book. I loved the characters, the plot was fantastic and the twists and turns at the end just blew my mind. Well done! One of the best books I've read in awhile!

    16. I don't know how exactly to describe what I felt about this book but I'm certain that this one has captured my attention and my heart from the moment I turned the first page,'til the last! It was like,I had been magnetized by this book and couldn't let it out of my grip.(can't stay away from it,I even had to hold my bladder!Lol!)This is a story of a 14 year old orphan boy named SAGE,(the protagonist here,who is so clever,strong,and with a witty-sharp tongue)who was bought by a royal regent named [...]

    17. 4.5 starsHsgdkwgfkcgdghxcgdjsdchalhcudulchucuawhshdddpffjagffwfYes guys, Alafiya is speechless. I haven't got any witty, funny or sarcastic things to say. I haven't got any insults to throw. I don't even have good humour for praising this one. Because I AM FREAKING SPEECHLESS. And well, very serious. Serious about how awesome this book is. Serious about how it held me in it's grip from the first moment to the last word. Serious about how embarrassingly in love with fifteen year old Sage I am. I [...]

    18. If the first chapter is any indicator, this book is great. Read the sample on a train ride, and let's just say, the description is great, it starts off with action and a touch of mystery, and I totally love the main character. Moving this way up on my to-read list.

    19. There is no way you can read The False Prince, and not have the inevitable comparisons to Megan Whalen Turner's The Thief crop up. Both are stories of young men, obscure nobodies charged with a greater purpose, subject to distrust and contempt and ridicule, involved in complicated matters far above their station. However, The Thief is, without doubt, the better man, so to speak. Unlike Gen, Sage, the protagonist of this story, is neither subtle, nor particularly clever. And neither is the story [...]

    20. Warning: This is a middle-grade readerNot that there's anything wrong with thatI'm mentioning the MGR thing, because I don't want someone to look at my four star review, and think this is a four star review for an adult book. Or even a young adult book.See, I actually didn't realize I was picking up a middle grade reader, because it was classified as fantasy in my digital library. Still, no harm done, since I'm always on the lookout for something the kids might like.I gotta say, I was pretty imp [...]

    21. This review can also be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: The cover doesn't stand out as much as I would like. It is simple and clean and I do like the gold crown and lettering on a blue background. The Gist: As an orphan running the streets of Carchar, Sage has learned to depend on his quick wits and quicker mouth to survive. When he finds himself one of four boys bought by a wealthy nobleman with a dastardly plan to gain control of the throne, Sage must use every trick at his [...]

    22. I don't want power or wealth, Conner. I want to stay alive. —SageSurprise, surprise! It's been a while since I've read a middle grade book. Heck, it is a truth universally acknowledged that YA books have dominated my TBR for the past decade. With that in mind, I am very pleased to critique this unique, wonderful, and gripping novel.The False Prince is the story of a 14-year-old orphan named Sage, who lives in Carthya, a kingdom on the brink of civil war. Unlike most of the kids his age, Sage h [...]

    23. Seems like I can't say no to a buddy read with my pals at Buddies Books and Baubles. What's another book tossed onto the pile? Short review cuz I’m so behind on them….Sage is a classic rapscallion, I don’t get to use that word enough, I mean when we meet him he is running through the city trying to keep a hold of a slippery roast he just stole. The kid has a quick tongue that always seems to get him into as much trouble as it gets him out of and he seems to have a little problem gift with [...]

    24. This book was such a treat to read and I am so glad I started 2015 with it! I really enjoyed the characters and I just had a lot of fun while reading it. Although this book is located in the YA section in Barnes & Noble, I definitely think it has a middle grade feel to it. I think some readers will have problems with the lack of world building and the novel being rather predictable, but I was enjoying myself so much while reading it that these things didn't matter to me. Great characters, gr [...]

    25. "You don't believe it's possible?""Just because it's possible doesn't mean it's wise."Witch arched eyebrows, Conner said, "And you claim to have this wisdom?""I claim to have nothing, sir." Before diving into my review, I should probably mention that I don't really like middle grade fiction. It's one of those genres I hardly reach for, because I often find it boring and unrelatable, but since I like to read a variety of different genres, I still read it from time to time. Therefore, yes, this is [...]

    26. This book was so much fun!It would probably be my number one recommendation for fantasy lovers to get out of a reading slump. So fast-paced and easy to read and get into with one of the best protagonists ever. I loved every second of it.RTC.

    27. Rating: 2.5 Stars In all honesty,The False Princecontains nothing within it to warranty such a low rating – its writing is easy to read, its pace is swift, and the plot is a page-turner. In fact, to many readers,The False Princewill no doubt be a breath of fresh air – something new, unique, and original in the genre of fantasy. However, to me (and I’m sure numerous other older readers),The False Princeis nothing but a disappointing rip-off of Megan Whalen Turner’sThe Queen’s ThiefSerie [...]

    28. 2 "predictable, dull, unoriginal" stars !! First of all this is not a YA book. This is a children's book. I would have found this relatively interesting from the ages of 6 to 9 but not much beyond. As an adult reading this I was bored, irritated and kept checking back at the ratings to see why this book's average is over 4. This is a mish mash of fairy tales put together in a simplistic and convenient way. I guessed each and every maneuver and plot device and rather than being:a rip roaring adve [...]

    29. All right! It is almost midnight and this is when I write my finest reviews (oh stop laughing) so I shall write the galumptious (how can galumptious not be a word? I feel affronted) (well, it is a word now) (hmph) review that The False Prince deserves because let me tell you this, the book is pretty freaking fantastic. Okay, before I go forth with this review, let me tell you that it is Finals time and I am rather batty (battier?) during these times so the following review maybe be interspersed [...]

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