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Princess for Hire (A Princess for Hire Book) Hardcover – March 16, 2010
"Riders" By Veronica Rossi
A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. Learn more
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Desi's just hoping for something to make her life more like Audrey Hepburn movie when she spies an interesting ad in the newspaper. Suddenly there's someone else in her bathroom. Desi's relaxing bubble bath is less relaxing and more confusing when Meredith, her green haired godmother of sorts shows up with some news. Turns out Desi has an ability that--with a little help--allows her to be a substitute for princesses who need a little break.
Soon, Desi's filling in for royal girls around the world and finding out that there's more to it than the fancy dresses and glamour that she expected.
The first installment in Linsdey Leavitt's new series is a whole lot of fun. Desi is a great main character who really is like no other character I can think of--but also not so different that it's annoying or weird. She's a quirky girl who doesn't like being like everyone else or following all of the rules, but still worries about how her social life. She's very well developed and it's her unique traits that really make her able to be a main character that is temporarily pretending to be other characters. The same is true of Meredith, as well and I really look forward to learning more about them in future books.Read more ›
Desi is everything most young girls are; smart, clumsy and totally likable. She is also meddling, headstrong and not great under extreme pressure. All of these traits serve to make Desi completely adorable and I loved her characters.
Things I love in this series:
The fact that the princesses need a day off. No waiting in a tower for their prince to come; these chicks have real duties that get overwhelming.
The Agents; they are kind of like Fairy Godmothers except way more tough and taking a big cut of the subs pay.
The small bit of Cleopatra mythology included in the Agency history.
Desi's intelligence and how she figures out her love life.
The Royal's, helloooo, this book is a must for those of us who love royal gossip.
And finally, the new boy in town. He doesn't get a lot of page time but I am assuming he will be all up in the sequel.
If you enjoy riotous, and laughable middle grade lit then you are in for such a treat with Princess for Hire. I adored this book and I can't wait to get to the next!
Basically she wishes for a little glamour in her life. Then...wish granted.
A Princess Agent shows up, tells Desi she has M.P. (aka Magic Potential) and offers her a job to fill in as a sub for real life princesses who need an escape...er...vacation. Desi, of course, jumps at the job. But as it turns out, the job involves a lot more than wearing tiaras and looking pretty.
Desi is a lovable character; self deprecating, funny and with the best of intentions. Lindsey Leavitt's debut novel, PRINCESS FOR HIRE, is a fun read for tweens. And stay tuned because this is the first in a series of what promises to be more fun and adventures for Desi.
-- Reviewed by Michelle Delisle
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was absolutely amazing. I loved every minute of reading it. I love the stuff about MP and princesses.Published 4 months ago by Tennessee
A cute coming of age story. I'll be reading this one with my daughter.
In Princess for Hire, Desi is a teen filled with insecurities and a need to feel accepted. Read more
This book is really good. I wish there were more books in this series. I really enjoyed reading it.Published 18 months ago by Amy Baker
I enjoyed this novel a ton. although bread it with in three days despite the fact that I was bored out of my mind. this was probably one of the best novels I've ever read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michele Halstead
Princess for Hire is a sparkly clean, fun tween read. I thought it was such a cute story and smiled throughout. The story never lagged and kept my interest through out. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kathy Habel
Oh my goodness, what a charming little book! I was very pleasantly surprised in reading this. Read more
I thought the title of this book was really catchy and the concept/world-building was quite clever. I was on the fence with the writing style, read the sample and decided to buy... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lauren
This book was super! A quick, easy, and fun read. I hope you take my advice and rad this book.Published on July 22, 2013 by emmy
That is cool I love it I am going to get the next book in the series It would be so cool to have that jobPublished on April 9, 2013 by Rinswimmer