Movement of Crowns is the coming of age story of Princess Constance. She's excited and worried about taking her place as official Junior to her father. She's unsure as to how the council will react to a girl being brought into their midst. And she's also realizing that her childhood friend Staid, is starting to mean more to her than she realized.
I'm giving this book 4 stars.
1: I loved how full of life and ready to go Constance was. She wasn't afraid of learning about other cultures, and in fact, her knowledge of other countries and customs was a boon to her country. Constance was a strong heroic leading female character, stronger than many in this genre of YA (is that the right genre? I'm assuming it is).
2: I love love loved the ending for Grace. I was definitely drawn to her from my first introduction and was cheering for her from the beginning. And I love how the king was able to balance kingship and fatherhood. I mean he called her his Apple for goodness sakes! That was so cute and adorable!
3: Although the book is a fairly quick read, I found the chapters were a little bit long and I struggled to find an appropriate stopping point.
4: This book definitely falls under the genre of romance, whatever else it may or may not be. Staid is gentlemanly and sweet. And even the king and queen have there own line of romance.
5: This book was filled with stunning word pictures that recreated each seen in vivid detail in the mind's eye! Splendidly done!
So definitely a sweet read for the fantasy loving teen out there!
A big thanks to Nadine Keels for showing me her book!