Before I get to this week’s post I want to let you know about an important series of events. Write Hope’s auction to raise money for Save the Children’s relief efforts in Japan is going on right now. Several items are available for bidding each day. You can bid on signed books, signed ARCs, critiques, and Skype chats with publishing industry professionals. A pair of custom made fingerless mitts to be crocheted by yours truly will be on the block at some point, too.
Now on to our regularly scheduled programming:
3/24/11: Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
Up until now I’ve only written about YA books in this series. I found this on the YA shelf at my library, but the character is about to start 8th grade. So maybe it’s in the tween category? Anyway…
Desi has a sucky summer job and struggles with feeling like vapor. Her crush doesn’t notice her, her former beauty queen mom and lawyer dad are busy with her baby sister and she has a fight with her best friend. She dreams of having an impact. Then Meredith steps out of a bubble and offers her a job as a substitute for royalty. This is the chance Desi has been waiting for.
However, in her training she is told she is just a fill-in. She shouldn’t cause any waves for her princess or try to have an impact on her life. But Desi can’t leave well enough alone. Will it cost her the best job she has ever dreamed of or will she finally have an impact in her own life?
I was afraid this book would be cutesy. I was so wrong. Well-written with a great message, I look forward to book #2!