Nalia is the princess - or at least she thought she was. But upon turning sixteen, she discovers that she is in fact just a common girl, raised in the real princess's stead to keep her safe. Turned out with a handful of coins and a new name, Sinda, she has to make her way in the real world now.
But the real world is a cruel place - more cruel than Sinda ever realized. With the help of her budding magic powers, she discovers a sixteen-year-old conspiracy to steal the throne. It's up to her to stop it... but what can one false princess do?
Although I wasn't a huge fan of the plot, it was an interesting premise, with fairly well-written characters and a nice writing style. I ended up liking The False Princess, although I wasn't in love with it.
The plot was underwhelming - it started off quite interesting, but quickly became pedantic and predictable.
I liked some of the characters a lot; Kieran was cute & the villain was decently written. I never really got a fix on Sinda, and I'm still not quite decided whether I liked her or not. But the other characters were, overall, well-done.
The writing was tasteful, well-paced, interesting, and detailed without being slow or boring. I liked it quite a lot.
End Result: three stars. A decent book, but not amazingly excellent.