Two Moon Princess

Two Moon Princess

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
     
 

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A Spanish Princess.
An American Boy.
A King set on revenge.

An unrequited love and a disturbing family secret bring a World to the brink of War.

Wishing to be the heir her father the king has always wanted, Princess Andrea trains to become a knight. But the king laughs at her efforts and sends her to her mother to be made into a lady. Andrea sulks. She finds

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A Spanish Princess.
An American Boy.
A King set on revenge.

An unrequited love and a disturbing family secret bring a World to the brink of War.

Wishing to be the heir her father the king has always wanted, Princess Andrea trains to become a knight. But the king laughs at her efforts and sends her to her mother to be made into a lady. Andrea sulks. She finds the ladies' company boring, their manners puzzling. To make matters worse, the queen, offended by Andrea's behavior, forbids her to attend the ball that her sister claims will change her mind. Andrea has had enough, and when that very night she learns of the existence of a parallel universe, she leaves her parents' castle and crosses the door into another world: present day California.
Andrea loves the freedom of California and plans to stay there forever, but when, accidentally, returns to her world with the Californian boy he fancies, she starts a chain of events that brings war to her kingdom. Her well-intended but somehow foolish attempts to stop the war and keep her love interest alive, will have unexpected consequences that will challenge her beliefs and change her forever.

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School Library Journal

Gr 7-9- Andrea, the youngest of four princesses in the kingdom of Montemaior, is forced to give up her dream of being a knight and become a lady. In a stolen conversation outside a formal ball, she receives confirmation of a hidden door to another world. Wearing a strange gift from her Tío Ramiro, a jacket with the mysterious words "University of California" written across the chest, Andrea runs away from her family's castle, stumbles into a cave at high tide, finds herself on Earth, and learns that Tío Ramiro and her mother came to Montemaior through the hidden door when they were teens. Tío returned to California, but her mother was wooed away by her father to become queen. Andrea soon attends classes at UC Davis and craves to keep this life beyond the walls of her father's kingdom. Caught in a rainstorm near a cave, Andrea and her friend John accidentally return to Montemaior. His presence in the kingdom is a threat, until he falls in love with Andre's sister, which encourages Rosa to break her engagement to the heir of a rival kingdom. Ros's abandoned suitor then declares war on Montemaior. In her first novel, Ferreiro-Esteban shows potential and presents an interesting take on old world vs. new world, but the romantic plot between Rosa and John means that Andre's story feels neglected. Those looking for a more finessed story about a young woman trying to succeed in a man's world might turn to Tamora Pierce, but Two Moon Princess is worth a second look.-Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA

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ISBN-13:
9781515095286
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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