Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

The Last Princess

Author: Galaxy Craze

Publication Date: May 1st, 2012

Publisher: Poppy

Genre: Dystopia / Post Apocalyptic



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 Thoughts: Yes, I know, another dystopian. I seem to be on a roll with these, but they are just so good. The Last Princess is not an exception, I really enjoyed reading it. It is really well written and fairly quickly paced. This was my first introduction to Galaxy Craze's writing and I couldn't be more pleased. Also, look at that cover! It's just so pretty, I love the colours and how the girl on the cover is mostly a silhouette. 

The Last Princess is a post-apocalyptic world. There was seventeen days of natural disasters that basically destroyed the earth. Now England is cut off from the rest of the world, if they even survived, and most of the remaining population is starving. The woods are dangerous, full of cannibalistic Roamers, and the New Guard travels from town to town, pillaging and recruiting, forcefully. Eliza and the rest of the royal family are doing alright, but food is even running out for them. Then they throw a ball and their father, the King, is murdered. Eliza manages to escape, but her siblings, Mary and Jamie, are captured and imprisoned. The story revolves around Eliza and her determination to get vengeance for her family by killing their parent's murderer.  

I thought Eliza was a very strong character. She grows and changes a lot from the beginning of the book. Though things seem hopeless at times, she manages to continue on her way and overcome her hardships. She goes from being a princess who  has never known the sufferings of her people, such as starvation, to becoming a soldier and fighting for her families lives and the peoples freedom.  

There is a bit of romance in The Last Princess  but not really that much. I like that it doesn't really focus on romance. Although, there is a bit of shocking news about the love interest, Wesley.  

Overall, The Last Princess is a great post-apocalyptic that seems fairly realistic. Since it's natural disasters that cause this world. So that is a somewhat scary thought. It's a quick read and I was barely able to put it down. Definitely one to add to your TBR. I highly recommend this if you are a dystopian fan.

Thank you to Hatchette Book Group Canada for the review copy.


  1. This one looks really good! I'm definitely adding it to my tbr pile.

    1. It was really good! I pretty much sat and reay the whole thing the other morning, couldn't put it

    2. I LOVE books like that. There are a few that I think I'd probably not put down, but I have too, because I work so early in the morning. I have next week off, though, so I'm hoping to read lots and lots and lots.

    3. I'm currently a SAHM, and my baby doesn't sleep through the night, and yet I still stay up late. At least I don't have anywhere to go during the

  2. This sounds good! Definitely adding this one. Agreed about the cover - love it!

    1. It was really good, I hope you enjoy it when you read it and thanks for stopping by :)


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