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The Cheap Reader

The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1) - Jennifer A. Nielsen -Sage was a difficult character to like. He definitely followed the beat of his own drum. He was incredibly stubborn and reckless but I also liked him for that. There were so many times I wish he’d give in and do what was asked of him because I hated to see him punished. I really admired him for sticking to his morals though.-Nielsen did a great job with Sage (and his story). You believed everything coming from him. Nothing about him felt faked.-Even the side characters were nicely developed!-I know false royal story line is common but I love it. Treason, lies, secrets! So many things to love in a story.-There was a perfect dose of politics in this story. You got small hints of it everywhere. You know that war has been brewing for a while. The royal family is all dead and under suspicious circumstances. Far too many people want to take over. It will be interesting to see how things continue for the rest of the series.-I did like the twist towards the end. Sure things were a bit too perfect but that’s okay.-I love that it’s great for all ages. It doesn’t feel overly juvenile and there isn’t a lot of language or violence. On top of all that, it’s not a simple story. There’s a good amount of depth to the story and the characters.The bottom line? Quite good.