May 07, 2013

Review: The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

The Last Princess
by Galaxy Craze
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Poppy


A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope-and love-once more.Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become... The Last Princess.

If you are a fan of Julie Kagawa's The Iron King, and Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, then The Last Princess is definitely for you. The same emotions I got reading The Iron King and Falling Kingdoms I got reading The Last Princess. I read it in four hours that is how fast the story moves and how enjoyable the story is.

The prologue is what really pulled me in, and normally the prologue does nothing for me. But in this book the prologue is the start of the action and the story just keeps going from there like the energizer bunny. It does not stop. In every chapter something dramatic was happening.

There is a very light romance, so light… that I wish there was more of it. However, the romance did have a nice twist to it a little past the middle. It just needed a little bit more for me. It was instant and no development at all. It was just there. Another slight issue I had was I would have liked a little more of the villain. You know he’s there, but there really wasn't much of a description, or scenes with him involved. I wasn't afraid of him one bit. I was more afraid of his soldiers than him.

I loved Eliza, your main character. She was brave, and smart about everything she did. She loses so much in this book and doesn't let it bring her down. She knows she cannot let the enemy win and has to do what she must do to survive. I also liked the description of the world Eliza has grown up in, and the reason they got to where they are in the book. It was pretty scary because honestly, it’s one of my biggest fears. Mother Nature is one scary lady.

The Last Princess is a dystopian YA novel. I love Dystopian novels so this was a must read for me and I am so happy I decided to finally pick it up. However, I wasn't blown away by it, but it was definitely good enough to finish and very satisfying. The ending was complete, but at the same time left room for a possible sequel. I am curious to see how the story continues in the next book.

3.5 out of 5 Stars!


  1. The cover and blurb didn't do anything to pull me in, but it actually sounds like a decent read. Will have to reconsider it.

    1. Honestly, I felt the same way, but I am so happy I bought it. I really enjoyed it. Let me know if you try it.


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