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Princess for Hire
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781423146384
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Desi Bascomb gets discovered by the elite Façade Agency--royalty surrogates extraordinaire--her life goes from glamour-starved to spectacular in a blink. As her new agent Meredith explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient formula Royal Rouge, she can temporarily transform into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services.

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    The Royal Treatment
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781423152477
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What girl wouldn't swoon over the outrageous perks in Desi's life as a princess substitute? Desi gets to hang out with crush-worthy Prince Karl, and the Façade agency has taken a special interest in her magical abilities. But between sub training, starting the eighth grade, and dealing with the cute-but-bossy new boy Reed, she's beginning to feel like she's in over her head.

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    Princess for Hire: The Royal Treatment
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1423121937
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What girl wouldn’t swoon over the outrageous perks in Desi's life as a princess substitute? Desi gets to hang out with crush-worthy Prince Karl, and the Façade agency has taken a special interest in her magical abilities. But between sub training, starting the eighth grade, and dealing with the cute-but-bossy new boy Reed, she’s beginning to feel like she’s in over her head. Even worse, when Desi learns a secret about the magic that keeps Façade running, she realizes that not everything is as perfect as it seems. Perfect for fans of The Princess Diaries and full of humor and heart, this second installment in the Princess for Hire series shows Desi that the royal treatment may just be masking mysteries, and only she can uncover the truth....one princess at a time!

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    A Princess for Hire Book, A: Farewell to Charms
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781423154631
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hailed by critics and fans as a "delightful romp" and a "must-read," the Princess for Hire series gets an adventure-filled and charming final installment as Desi Bascomb tries to stop the misuse of magic.

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    A Farewell to Charms (A Princess for Hire Book)
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1423123158
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy—she's the fastest girl ever to advance to level three in the Façade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who's a Façade legacy and secretly a sub for princes! As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Façade’s perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency’s dark past might require more than she can handle by herself. Desi is no damsel in distress, but sometimes a girl needs a knight in shining armor.

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    Princess for Hire
  • Author : Kimberley M
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1721094288
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Not all princesses live in big castles on the hill and wear sparkly crowns. In fact, not all princesses are born into royal style. Yuri is a young girl who has always wondered what it would be like to be a real princess. Her royal fantasies just may come true after she sees a sign that reads "Princess for Hire." She knows she has all the great qualities, but with so many other girls with the same dream as her, will she get her chance to prove herself to the king and queen? By the end of this rhyming picture book, Yuri learns that becoming the princess means more to her than she could ever imagine. When she's adopted by the royal family she gets what she always wanted deep down inside, a family to call her own. This imaginative story will teach young girls that princesses come in all kinds, and if you dream big enough, dreams really do come true.

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    Sean Griswold's Head
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781599904986
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After discovering that her father has multiple sclerosis, fifteen-year-old Payton begins counselling sessions at school, which lead her to become interested in a boy in her biology class, have a falling out with her best friend, develop an interest in bike riding, and eventually allow her to come to terms with life's uncertainties.

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    Going Vintage
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9781619631953
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.

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    Poison Princess
  • Author : Kresley Cole
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781442436657
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.

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    Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  • Author : Claudia Gray
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 9781368010474
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Explore the beginning of Leia's participation in the Rebellion and the origin of her friendship with Amilyn Holdo from The Last Jedi! Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She's taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren't acting like themselves lately; they are distant and preoccupied, seemingly more concerned with throwing dinner parties for their allies in the Senate than they are with their own daughter. Determined to uncover her parents' secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice: dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan (including the man she loves) or to the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero...

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    From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
  • Author : Meg Cabot
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781250066039
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess—this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half-sister, Olivia! Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old: average height, average weight, average brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes. The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half-orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain). Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she's knocked down at the bus stop . . . Until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia, Grandmère and her two fabulous poodles . . . . Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn't so average after all!

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    Princess of Glass
  • Author : Jessica Day George
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781599907291
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The enchanting second book in New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George's Twelve Dancing Princesses series is a Cinderella retelling that will sweep you off your feet! Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, where young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances--and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale--until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way. Don't miss these other stories from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George: The Twelve Dancing Princesses series Princess of the Midnight Ball Princess of Glass Princess of the Silver Woods Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Silver in the Blood The Rose Legacy series The Rose Legacy Tuesdays at the Castle series Tuesdays at the Castle Wednesdays in the Tower Thursdays with the Crown Fridays with the Wizards Saturdays at Sea Dragon Slippers series Dragon Slippers Dragon Flight Dragon Spear

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    The Royal Treatment
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780758252562
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a world nearly identical to ours, the North won the Civil War, Ben Affleck is the sexiest man alive, and Russia never sold Alaska to the U.S. Instead, Alaska is a rough, beautiful country ruled by a famously eccentric royal family, and urgently in need of a bride for the Crown Prince. But they have no idea what they're in for when they offer the job to a feisty commoner. . .a girl who's going to need. . . The Royal Treatment The Princess-To-Be Primer, Or, Things I've Learned Really Quick, As Compiled by Her Future Royal Highness--Yeah, Whatever--Christina. That's me. 1. Telling jokes you picked up from the guys on the fishing boat doesn't go over really well at a fancy ball. 2. Must learn to curtsy, stifle burps, and tell the difference between a salad fork and a fruit knife. 3. Must not keep thinking about Prince David's amazing eyes, lips, hands, shoulders, uh. . .wait, can I start over? 4. Becoming a princess is a lot harder than it looks. 5. Falling in love is a whole lot easier. . . In this dazzling, delightfully wacky tale from MaryJanice Davidson, a tough commoner and a royal prince are about to discover that who they truly are. . .and what they desperately desire. . .may both be closer than they ever dreamed. . .

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    Princess of Thorns
  • Author : Stacey Jay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780385743228
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.

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    Hell's Princess
  • Author : Harold Schechter
  • Publisher : Little a
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1477808957
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana "murder farm." Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn't merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They'd been butchered. Hell's Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard. The only definitive book on this notorious case and the first to reveal previously unknown information about its subject, Harold Schechter's gripping, suspenseful narrative has all the elements of a classic mystery--and all the gruesome twists of a nightmare.

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    Rejected Princesses
  • Author : Jason Porath
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062405388
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

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    A Princess Found
  • Author : Sarah Culberson,Tracy Trivas
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781429949743
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Sarah Culberson was adopted one year after her birth by a loving, white, West Virginian couple and was raised in the United States with little knowledge of her ancestry. Though raised in a loving family, Sarah wanted to know more about the birth parents that had given her up. In 2004, she hired a private investigator to track down her biological father. When she began her search, she never imagined what she would discover or where that information would lead her: she was related to African royalty, a ruling Mende family in Sierra Leone and that she is considered a mahaloi, the child of a Paramount Chief, with the status like a princess. What followed was an unforgettably emotional journey of discovery of herself, a father she never knew, and the spirit of a war-torn nation. A Princess Found is a powerful, intimate revelation of her quest across the world to learn of the chiefdom she could one day call her own.

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    Serial Killer Princess
  • Author : R.J. Blain
  • Publisher : Pen & Page Publishing
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution. Why would anyone put a mermaid and a gorgon in the same room together? While Tulip enjoys being alive, her lineage brings her nothing but trouble. Snakes eat fish, and the mer love tearing apart their serpentine nemeses with their hands and teeth. As for the gorgons… she’d rather not think about them at all. The last thing Tulip wants is to rule the mer kingdom. First, she can barely swim. Second, she’s packing more than her fair share of her father’s genes. Third, what is a landlocked princess supposed to do with an aquatic kingdom? If she gets her way, nothing. Add in her dirty little serial killing secret, and she’s an international disaster waiting to happen. There’s just one small problem: her father’s bodyguard tempts her in ways no one should, and if she isn’t careful, he’ll uncover her secrets, domesticate her, and infect her with a severe case of normality.

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    Fresh Princess
  • Author : Denene Millner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780062906113
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Based on The Fresh Prince created by Will Smith, Destiny is the Fresh Princess. Meet Destiny—a cool, energetic, and strong-willed young girl who approaches every day with her own signature style! That is, until she moves to a brand-new neighborhood, where nothing looks quite the same as it did at her old house. Even with new challenges and new friends to make, Destiny always has a plan. With a few reminders from her loving family and after remembering what being the Fresh Princess is all about, she may just take the leap and jump right in! Written by celebrated author, blogger, and editor Denene Millner and illustrated by Gladys Jose, Fresh Princess is the perfect book to encourage kids to proudly stand out and be themselves!

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    The Wolf Princess
  • Author : Cathryn Constable
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780545528405
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A captivating, atmospheric mystery set in the crystalline winterland of Russia. Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in the wintry wilds of Russia, Sophie Smith fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue: the beautiful, exotic Anna Volkonskaya. Over a river of ice in a horse-drawn sleigh, she brings Sophie and her friends to a magnificent, if weathered, winter palace. At first, Sophie is enchanted by Princess Anna's stories of long-ago royalty, of white wolves and gray diamonds. But when the princess takes a particular interest in her, Sophie grows concerned. What is her place in the sinister mystery that surrounds her? Even as the wind and wolves howl outside, is she more in danger now, a prisoner of the palace, than she ever was lost in the snow?

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    Joan of Kent
  • Author : Penny Lawne
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781445644714
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • The story of the beautiful wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.

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    The Chapel Wars
  • Author : Lindsey Leavitt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9781599907888
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Holly's grandfather leaves her his financially-strapped Las Vegas wedding chapel in his will, along with a letter asking her to reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the chapel next door, who is both cute and distracting.

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    Hunters for Hire
  • Author : Samantha Kane
  • Publisher : Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1419959603
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Hunters for Hire book.What if a beautiful rebel princess, on the run from an evil government, fell in love with the pirate who rescued her and with the bounty hunter who captured her? And what if the pirate and the bounty hunter used to be lovers? Princess Cerise Chessienne has the power to enslave men with sex. She's never used it-until now.Regan is the most feared pirate in the galaxy, renowned for two things-his temper and his loyalty to the princess.When bounty hunter Tie captures Cerise, he gives in to his desires. Now the two are addicted to sex with each other. Then Cerise leads Tie to his long-lost lover Regan, and Tie realizes that tomorrow-the day he starts his life over-has arrived.The Amalgamation wants to execute all three of them. So what are a beautiful princess, a pirate and a philosophical bounty hunter to do? Have amazing sex, of course. And somehow lead the rebellion while avoiding capture.

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    The Princess Powers Up
  • Author : Jody Bower
  • Publisher : Mandorla Books
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1950186164
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Once upon a time, the princess slept in a castle or in a woodland bower, innocent and untouched until the brave prince defeated the evil witch to win his way to her side and awaken her with a kiss. They got married . . . and there the story ends. Today's princesses run away from the castle, seek out the witch for training, and solve their own problems. Today's princesses earn their queendoms through their own actions and lead their people in new directions. We have been witness to an evolution of agency-the taking on of personal power-in the heroines of science fiction and fantasy movies and television over the last 90 years. Female characters have been moving into greater and greater arenas of action, stepping up to becoming not just heroines but superheroines-and in the 21st century, goddesses. In The Princess Powers Up: Watching the Sleeping Beauties Become Warrior Goddesses, Jody Gentian Bower traces this evolution with examples from Disney princess movies, the Marvel and D.C. universes, the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, and many others. Dr. Bower discusses how our changing culture has changed the landscape of film, allowing for new depictions of not just women but people of color, the nonbinary-gendered, and the differently abled, and shows how we are already shifting into new paradigms of heroism that are far more inclusive and diverse.

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    Nobody's Princess
  • Author : Esther Friesner
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780375849848
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Helen of Sparta wants to be more than a princess and a pretty face—she wants to be a hero. The traditions of ancient Sparta would have Helen know her place: a beautiful princess, a loyal daughter, a perfect bride. But Helen wants adventure, and she's not looking back. Not one to count on the gods to take care of her, she sets out to see the world and seek her own fate with steely determination. Her rebellious will makes Helen dangerous enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also gains her true friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi. If she is strong enough, if she is cunning enough, if she is brave enough, Helen will find her destiny . . . but what does destiny have in store for her? In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The back of the book includes further facts about Helen of Troy and Ancient Greece. Hand to readers who love Tamora Pierce and Leigh Bardugo, particularly if they just finished Wonder Woman: Warbringer and want to know more about Helen of Troy. "A must-read for fans of fantasy and mythology."—VOYA "Along the way, Friesner skillfully exposes larger issues of women's rights, human bondage, and individual destiny. It's a rollicking good story."—Booklist

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    The Iced Princess
  • Author : Christine Husom
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780698137011
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The national bestselling author of Snow Way Out returns with more sparkling snow globes and cold-blooded murder...snow globe-making projects and tips included! It’s that time of the year again—the Christmas rush is about to begin, and curio shop owner Camryn Brooks and her BFF, coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson, need to hire additional help. Their former high-school classmate, Molly Dalton, is not exactly who they had in mind. Has the rich socialite worked a day in her life? But Molly practically begs for the job. On her first day, Molly seems to be in her own little world, and Cami worries that her new employee may flake out. The problem turns out to be far worse than that when Cami discovers Molly dead in the back of the shop, after drinking a poisoned cup of coffee. Soon there is an avalanche of suspects as Cami starts shoveling through the clues—including a shattered snow globe of Marilyn Monroe. Now Cami will have to venture out of her safety zone before the pathological poisoner stirs up more trouble...

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    The Ordinary Princess
  • Author : M. M. Kaye
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781101142578
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone's surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is! "This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics . . . Neither Kaye's princess nor her book should be considered ordinary." (School Library Journal)

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    Lady in Waiting
  • Author : Anne Glenconner
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780306846359
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Discover untold secrets with this extraordinary memoir of drama and tragedy by Anne Glenconner—a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. With unprecedented insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance. New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Sunday Times Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller ABA Indie Bestseller The Times (UK) Memoir of the Year One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020

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    More Than a Princess
  • Author : E.D. Baker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781681197715
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess -- she's half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage! One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to hear a band of humans coming through. How did they get past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom? Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and soon realizes she's in even bigger trouble--she's being used as a pawn to help the king of this nearby kingdom, Morrain, find a secret passageway to the warring land of Scarmander, so he can capture his enemies by surprise. Aislin must find a way to break free, while also minding the beautiful human princess and ladies-in-waiting she now shares a castle with, who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin's inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities. And with a few loyal friends by her side, she's ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom once and for all. A classic and original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and goodness in all its shapes and sizes, More than a Princess will resonate with readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.

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    Garden Princess
  • Author : Kristin Kladstrup
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780763656850
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Princess Adela, preferring plants and trees to idle chit-chat, attends a garden party hosted by Lady Hortensia and finds something is amiss in the Lady's garden.

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    Her Royal Highness
  • Author : Rachel Hawkins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781524738280
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Regal romance abounds in this flirty, laugh-out-loud companion novel to Prince Charming, by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, now in paperback! Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better. Soon, Millie is accepted into one of the world's most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Here, the country is dreamy and green; the school is covered in ivy, and the students think her American-ness is adorable. The only problem: Mille's roommate Flora is a total princess. She's also an actual princess. Of Scotland. At first, the girls can't stand each other, but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, but Millie knows the chances of happily-ever-afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn't a fairy tale . . . or is it? New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings the feels and the laughs to her latest romance.

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    Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula
  • Author : Andi Watson
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9781466889583
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Princess Decomposia is overworked and underappreciated. This princess of the underworld has plenty of her own work to do but always seems to find herself doing her layabout father's job, as well. The king doesn't feel quite well, you see. Ever. So the princess is left scurrying through the halls, dodging her mummy, werewolf, and ghost subjects, always running behind and always buried under a ton of paperwork. Oh, and her father just fired the chef, so now she has to hire a new cook as well. Luckily for Princess Decomposia, she makes a good hire in Count Spatula, the vampire chef with a sweet tooth. He's a charming go-getter of a blood-sucker, and pretty soon the two young ghouls become friends. And then...more than friends? Maybe eventually, but first Princess Decomposia has to sort out her life. And with Count Spatula at her side, you can be sure she'll succeed. Andi Watson (Glister, Gum Girl) brings his signature gothy-cute sensibility to this very sweet and mildly spooky tale of friendship, family, and management training for the undead.

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    The Unauthorized Autobiography of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Author : Kathleen Hewtson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1981860037
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  • Genre : Books
  • The plan was simple: to kill Diana - as Diana herself had predicted six months before - in a car crash. Should she merely end up being injured, then it was imperative that she should die in the immediate aftermath of the accident, whatever it took. And, as it turned out, it took some of the most bizarre medical treatment ever handed out to a crash victim, but only a few people ever noticed that. ... And yet Diana survived, and what she has to tell the world will surely blow the British Royal Family apart. Still beautiful, still funny, still angry, she'd like to talk about her supposed fairytale romance with Prince Charles and shed some new light on the old story - her story, his story, Camilla's story. Diana's back, and she's better than ever.

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    The Princess Who Sang Like a Frog and Other Tales of Love
  • Author : Callie Cardamon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0578301229
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  • Genre : Books
  • Starred Kirkus Review Classic tales with modern wisdom.

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    The Farting Princess
  • Author : Fredrik Colting
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : 099882058X
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Princess Cleo lives in a lovely kingdom far away and spends her days feeding the royal ducks in the royal pond, riding the royal horses across the royal meadows, and baking princess cake in the royal kitchen. One day a wizard, disguised as a black raven, puts a spell on her and after that she just can't stop farting! The entire kingdom suffers from the green, smelly gas, and Princess Cleo is forced to move to the edge of the kingdom, where her only friend is a skunk named Jeremy. Together they have to figure out how to break the spell of the Farting Princess!

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    Cinderella Ate My Daughter
  • Author : Peggy Orenstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780062041630
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Peggy Orenstein, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Schoolgirls, offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults. Sweet and sassy or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters more than who she is. Somewhere between the exhilarating rise of Girl Power in the 1990s and today, the pursuit of physical perfection has been recast as the source of female empowerment. And commercialization has spread the message faster and farther, reaching girls at ever-younger ages. But how dangerous is pink and pretty, anyway? Being a princess is just make-believe; eventually they grow out of it . . . or do they? In search of answers, Peggy Orenstein visited Disneyland, trolled American Girl Place, and met parents of beauty-pageant preschoolers tricked out like Vegas showgirls. The stakes turn out to be higher than she ever imagined. From premature sexualization to the risk of depression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of this new girlie-girl culture is undeniable—yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters' lives.

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    Sophia, Princess Among Beasts
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316417495
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen in this thrilling fantasy novel. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The beasts are real. And so is the great army marching on her castle. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself. Sophia, Princess Among Beasts is a fabulous adventure, and a stunning mystery. Here again is proof of why James Patterson is the world's most trusted storyteller.

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    The Star Thief
  • Author : Jamie Grey
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 149294484X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • She might only be twenty-three, but Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There's just one problem – all she wants is to get the frak out of the business. But when Renna rescues an injured boy from the warehouse she's casing, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement on a garden world. Turns out, the kid was a plant to lead her to MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency. MYTH needs Renna's special skills, and they make her an offer she can't refuse – unless she'd like to spend the rest of her life on a prison ship. To make sure she does her job they shackle her with a MYTH watchdog, the handsome but arrogant Captain Finn. A former mercenary-turned-galactic-hero, Finn happens to have his own dirty secrets. Secrets that Renna wouldn't mind uncovering for herself. Together, they discover an experiment to develop illegal cybernetics that will create an unstoppable army. The intended target? The human star fleet.Now Renna must use her skills as the Star Thief to pull off the biggest job of her career – saving the galaxy. And herself.Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.