Published by Scholastic Incorporated on 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, General, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Themes, Friendship
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Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel -now in paperback!
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.
When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon - her best friend, Libby, who lives.
I’m back again with yet another book review. I glad that I am back on my reading game and that even though I am reading fluffy YA contemporary books I am still pushing to get my reading game to the highest it can be. I originally saw this book at Barnes & Noble several years ago, when I was wandering the aisles but didn’t pick it up because even though the title was intriguing I knew that it wouldn’t be a book that I would want to keep in the long term. Luckily though Matt & I recently went to the Friends of the Library book store pop-up again and found some good finds including this book.
I loved the YA story of two friends finding each other again through a series of drawings turned webcomic years later and solving a murder mystery that runs through the Seattle area. If you are hardcore in the mystery/thriller genre I wouldn’t recommend this for you. While, this is a YA mystery novel it comes off more as a mystery/adventure than a mystery/thriller. It also has some well drawn panelling from the webcomic mentioned in the book, which made the story a bit more fun to read.
This book was an enjoyable fun read, which I didn’t hate. It is probably a book that is better off borrowed from the library than owned. I hope that you enjoyed this quick book review and that you’ll stay tuned for more posts in the future.