Palace of Stone has Finally Arrived!

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally arrived: Palace of Stone!  Sequel to Princess Academy.  Which won the Newbery Honor.  Squeeeee!

You can bet I’ll be running out to buy my copy as soon as I’m done typing, and I won’t ramble on too long so you can do the same.  What did I love about Princess Academy?  The writing is lyrical, as always with Shannon Hale’s books.  The emphasis on sound in the quarry people lifestyle is genius.  The reader experiences the joy of a child first learning to read, and the amazing ramifications it has on her life. But most importantly, this is not your typical princess book.  The main character is smart, tough, and (spoiler alert) relieved to NOT be selected as the princess.  And readers love Miri all the more for it.

This release is well timed with much ongoing debate on Shannon’s blog right now regarding why boys don’t read girl books.  Love the comical photos of “Real Men Read Princess Academy.”  Either Shannon has a lot of dirt on those men, or she has an incredible group of friends and family!  Check it out here and be sure to enter her contest.

About Jennifer Kay

Jennifer Kay is a KidLit author and Structural Engineer. She has a VCFA MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, is an SCBWI Rockford Network Rep, edits the SCBWI IL Prairie Wind, and belongs to Mystery Writers of America. Jennifer works as a writer, freelance editor, literary agency reader, and creative writing teacher.
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