{Blog Tour} Review: The Princess in the Opal Mask (The Princess in the Opal Mask #1) by Jenny Lundquist

The Princess in the Opal Mask (The Opal Mask Series, #1)The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist
Paperback, 352 pages
Published: October 22nd 2013 by Running Press Kids 
Review Copy: Digital ARC provided by the publisher
Purchase: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble
Description from Goodreads:
Every Fairy-Tale Ending Has a Price. . . .

Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria's royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face--including Wilha herself.

When an assassination attempt threatens the peace of neighboring kingdoms, Elara and Wilha are brought face to face . . . with a chance at claiming new identities. However, with dark revelations now surfacing, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks.
My Review: 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Princess in the Opal Mask is a book that I hadn’t heard much about until I was invited to join the blog tour. It isn’t the type of book that I usually read, but the cover (which is stunning) and the description caught my interest. And in the end? I’m happy that I took a chance on this book.

I did suspect the big reveal with the girls early on, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the big reveal in the book, because it did answer my questions concerning the mask – that was something I definitely wouldn’t have been able to get on my own. There’s so much secrecy, that it is hard not to find myself eager to turn the pages, wanting to know what would happen next.

Elara and Wilha are pretty much polar opposites. Elara is more strong-willed, while Wilha is more delicate, and complying.

I adored Elara’s character. When they finally reveal the truth to her, she doesn’t hold back how she feels. She’s been treated as a servant for the past sixteen years. That has been her life. She has had to fend for herself for so long, that she isn’t afraid to put up a fight. And that is exactly what she does when they ask her to protect Wilha. In her eyes, she is nothing more than an item to them, something they can use when needed and toss when they are finished.

But even though I adored Elara’s strength, I enjoyed reading about Wilha. Her character is rather broken and sheltered when we first meet her, but by the end, she realizes she has a choice.

This is a book I would easily recommend. Sure, it starts off slow, but once it starts picking up? You won’t be able to put it down.

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