Title: The Princess in the Opal Mask
Author: Jenny Lundquiest
Published: October 22nd 2013 by Running Press Kids
Source: Won copy from Elana Johnson
Summery: Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria’s royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face–including Wilha herself.
When an assassination attempt threatens the peace of neighboring kingdoms, Elara and Wilha are brought face to face . . . with a chance at claiming new identities. However, with dark revelations now surfacing, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks.
First Thoughts: The Cover is very eye catching. I love how the colors blend in and how perfect they go togather. I also LOVED the fact it wasn’t someones face zoomed in and you just got a pretty cover with the mask. It fits with the story. When i read the summery for first time i thought ” Wow This sounds like it’s gonna be pretty good ” I just sounded a little different then books i have read. Tho the book did have similarity’s to other things but the author twisted to her own and i thought that was pretty cool.
The Basics: The story starts off with Elara, she was an orphan when she was child and soon taking by a family that well doesn’t treat her all that well. She never knew anything of her real parents or even her name. She gets treated like a maid and lives the ” Poor Life . Living the life made Elara Brave and pretty tuff but she kept her feeling bottle up growing up.
Next you get The Mask Princess Wilha. Living a different more rich lifestyle of a princess then Elara she is left with a burden. She has worn masks since she was a child, sworn to never take it off. Most believe if you stare at her you will be cursed and saved.
Elara and Wilha life’s combine, and Elara most become Princess Wilha Decoy. Elara tying to find out her family past comes across more secrets then she wanted. They both discover that they have more in common then they thought. Now there is a lot more to the story then that but that’s the best you are gonna get out of me of the story. Lots of Eye candy for the lady’s..no joke good luck trying to pick.
Final Thoughts: I love both sides of the characters in the story, it helped bring the story together. I loved how they both had different personalty’s but the same. Elara is more loud spoken while Wilha is more calm and responsible….for the most part ( you kinda watch her come out of her shell ).
I loved how the story was about love and the life of being a princess but it was soo much more then that when they story goes on. it had a lot of “Kick-ass” moments with some suspense sprinkled in. The way the book ends is just my gosh mind blowing. I read the book fairly quickly i loved how it was fast paste. Defiantly a page turner. Good luck finding a dull moment because there is none.
overall loved the story, the characters and the beautiful cover. The story had kinda of a mix of Cinderella and the parent trap ( once you read the book you will understand ) I throw all my stars on this book. Amazing just pure amazing. I don;t understand why not a lot of people haven;t read this book? It’s really good i 100% recommend this book to readers out there.