What can I say about this book? It wasn’t over the top amazing for me. There was a lot of things I enjoyed about the book, but it wasn’t a five star read in my opinion. The story surrounds these two best friends that created their own comic when they were kids. It was basically their lifeline. It was something that made them happy. Well that was until one of the best friends gets in a car accident and passes away. May has to figure out how to move on with her life now that Libby and Princess X is gone.
Is Princess X really gone? May noticed stickers and graffiti of their childhood princess all around Seattle. It gave her the hope that maybe her best friend didn’t really die in that car accident. The story is honestly really cute. I love thriller style stories in YA settings. The characters weren’t really relatable since the story was so fast paced. I liked them but I didn’t love them. My favorite part of the whole book was probably the comic book pages in-between some of the chapters. It gives you more of an insight to the web comic that is mentioned and the infamous Princess X.
I felt like the story was a bit too fast. I wish it would have taken them longer to figure out the “mystery” aspect. If I remember correctly it only took them like a week or two to figure it all out. Overall, if you want a cutesy quick read then I recommend this book.
“Vision is also a fickle creature. You can see an object a hundred times, a thousand times, and it remains unchanged. Then in one swift second you realize it has been changing all along and your eyes hid it from you.”
Rating: 3/5 Stars | Read April 21st
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Mystery
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.
When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon – her best friend, Libby, who lives.