Title: The Last Princess
Author: Galaxy Craze
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
Series: Last Princess #1
Summary (goodreads.com): 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.
My Review: I was really impressed with The Last Princess. This is a dystopian novel and I normally don’t read them, but the idea of the English Monarchy surviving far into the future intrigued me. Sometimes I forgot that this takes place in the future because Craze did such an excellent job at describing royal life that I feel like this could have happened ages ago or even today. The subject of a monarchy being overthrown is kind of timeless in that regard. My heart bled for Eliza. I can't imagine how I would have handled myself in her situation. Craze created a world where I couldn't help but be on the royal’s side. None of what happened was their fault and anyone who blames them is crazy. Governments don't control the weather. Craze is fantastic at painting a picture of destruction and pain, which makes the reader feel as if they are taking part in Eliza’s fast-paced, exciting adventure with her. I look forward to reading more from Craze.