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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 - 15 years
  • Grade Level: 6 - 10
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: YA Angst (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934648272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934648278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,690,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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That sounds like what we want for every teen we know.
C. Leebrick
The story is tightly written, with likeable, engaging characters (no cardboard cutouts here!), and a good dose of humor.
Far-ranging Reader
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy.
Liana K

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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Far-ranging Reader on March 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Cinderella went to the ball, we all know that, but what happened at the ball? What were the other guests like? What did people talk about when they weren't dancing, and who became friends with whom? What was going on behind the scenes?

A Posse of Princesses answers those questions. Princess Rhis doesn't think she's necessarily going to snag the prince (though she can't help hoping), but she's determined to have a good time at the ball, and she does. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and the adventure she and her new friends find themselves in when the most obnoxious ball guest is kidnapped snaps with excitement and surprise.

The story is tightly written, with likeable, engaging characters (no cardboard cutouts here!), and a good dose of humor.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By E. Littke on March 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I discovered this author with her, at the time, duet Crown and Court Duel.
All the things I liked about those books are in this one.
Feisty lead character, intricate plotting, it's a romantic adventure. There's a touch of magic, and definitely humor. But at it's heart it is the story of a girl who finds her destiny by helping others with her own unique gifts. One of which is seeing others as people, not as their roles, be it servant or prince.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Johnston VINE VOICE on April 8, 2008
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Rhis, princess of the small kingdom of Nym, is going to a party: all the eligible princesses around have been invited to the coming-of-age party of Lios, the crown prince of Vesarja. Though Rhis feels out of place and plain next to Iardith, the most beautiful (and snobbish) of the princesses, she soon finds a circle of friends she can have fun and be herself with, and when Iardith is kidnapped, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue. The idea of princesses competing for a prince could easily be clichéd, but Smith's take on it is fresh and charming, with vivid characters, engaging friendships, and several delightful romances.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 2, 2011
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Okay, so I admit this wasn't much of a challenge for me to read, since this is the kind of stuff I lap up with a spoon. I mean c'mon, prince and princesses, castles...magic diamonds. Now, wait! Don't run, this isn't a cheesy version of Princess Diaries 2 (although, if you must know I liked that fluff film.) This is an adventurous take on some prince and princess clichés.

Up until now I had only read Sherwood Smith's Crown & Court Duel, but that was enough to cement her into my list of favorite authors. What I love about her, is that although I'm indulged with all my favorite elements in fiction, I'm still confronted with practical girls, who although wish for romance, know the duties they must face to protect things in life that are bigger than themselves.

Enter Rhis, princess of the small kingdom of Nym known for its mountains and gems. It's such a small kingdom they don't hold court or do that many social activities. She loves to spend her time in her tower playing her tiranthe and writing ballads. She feels no pressure to apply herself in her studies as she is not the heir, and will not grow up to be a royal mage like her sister. Before applying herself she wants to undergo an adventure and a bit of romance. Well lucky for her Queen Briath from a neighboring kingdom has invited all the eligible princesses to her son Lios coming of age party. So Rhis gets a chance to practice courtly behavior as well as be an ambassador for her own kingdom.

Income all the princesses who have hopes of snagging the prince and a series of parties, picnics, dances and all sorts of fun. Rhis finds herself making friends with such interesting characters. There is Taniva of the High Plains whose idea of fun is fighting with her neighboring enemy Jarvas of Damatras.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By akb--bookworm VINE VOICE on September 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I had originally overlooked this story based on the incredibly cheesy cover and the horrible title, but saw the review titled "Don't judge this book by its cover." So when I was in need of a new read and saw this at the local library, I thought 'why not.' A different take on Cinderella among all the fairytale retelling wannabes, it stands alone. This doesn't start like all the others like the "Once Upon a Time" series or Gail Carson Levine. This story is reminiscent of Crown Duel (Crown Duel / Court Duel)--A story standing on it's own merit and on it's own feet.

Princess Rhis, the youngest child in her royal family is invited to a neighboring kingdom's "Coming Out" party for their prince, who was just recently named heir to the throne. She has never been invited anywhere, nor traveled outside her own kingdom. At only 16, she has some pretty romantic (and silly) ideas about what this party will be like. She hopes to fall deeply in love and have love ballads written about her. She travels with her sister-in-law's younger sister and they become fast friends. Once there, she meets all the young royals and aristocracy from all the neighboring kingdoms. They all spend about a week together getting to know each other over meals, activities, dances, and concerts. Then comes the masquerade. Everyone has high hopes for the night, including Rhis. The next day, one of the princesses is discovered missing. Thinking she can save her, Rhis and a few loyal friends dash after her....and some of the princes follow after the girls.

I really enjoyed this story. Rhis started out as a rather silly and overly-romantic girl. But as the story progressed, she grew up.
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Sherwood Smith studied in Austria, finally earning a master's in history--she's been a governess, a bartender, and wore various hats in the film industry before turning to teaching for 20 years. She began her publishing career in 1986. To date she's published over forty books, nominated for several awards, including the Nebula, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and an Anne Lindbergh Honor Book.

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