Princess Academy

Princess Academy

Palace of Stone

Book - 2012
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Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Childrens, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781599908731
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Hal
Characteristics: 321p
Alternative Title: Palace of stone

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pink_rabbit_545
Jan 31, 2018

this was a great book! I cant wait to read The Palace Of Stone!

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librariesandbooks
Sep 10, 2017

This was just as good as Princess Academy, if not better!
My favourite in the series!

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librariesandbooks
Sep 06, 2017

I enjoyed reading this book. There were some weird things in it, like the "quarry-speech" and the thing about Mount Eskel not being a province so lowlanders look down on the villagers as if they are not real Danlanders, and some of the names were funny (Katar??) Otherwise I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read!
(NEXT PARAGRAPH MIGHT SPOIL) I was surprised but very happy with the prince's choice. I was just disappointed at the very end because I thought Peder was going to ask Miri to marry him! Now I'll have to read "Palace of Stone". Olana's confession at the end made me dislike her just more.
I was a little doubtful at first but now I'm so glad I read it!! 4 stars out of 5!

Beatricksy Aug 29, 2017

With an astonishing sense of place and a really charming cast of characters (and with a very logical and realistic magic system!), this one's a keeper. Sometimes you can have your fairy tale cake and eat it, too: it's the sweetest ending I've read in a while.

sarahbru17 Aug 03, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
This was long one of my favorite books in elementary and into middle school. The setting in itself makes for a very different fairy tale story, and the plot doesn't follow stereotypical archetypes.

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bluehydrangea
Jul 10, 2017

This lacked the drama of the mysterious Mount Eskel setting (which I found so compelling in 'Princess Academy') but it's still a great read : I'll be downloading the final eBook instalment to find out what the amazing Miri does next.

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blue_parrot_326
Jul 02, 2017

A great book from the Princess Academy trilogy. A good continuation for the first book. I liked the first two books in the trilogy by Shannon Hale. The third book might be a little boring. However, this book and it's prequel are very good. It is hard to keep the book down till you are done.

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blue_parrot_326
Jul 02, 2017

This is the best book in the Princess Academy trilogy by Shannon Hale. You just have to keep reading it till the end. One of the best books especially if you are into stuff like princesses.

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evelyno
Feb 28, 2017

This book... well, to be honest, I found it a little disappointing. It does, in some regards, pale in comparison to the first book. The setting, for one, I find less attractive. I find that I have become attached to Moutn Eskel, and I was a slight bit disgruntled to find the change in scenery. The quote "Evil" characters were a bit bland and too obvious, which took away from the story, and the romance-esque thing that developed between Miri and that shady scholar was one that I found both distasteful, and unnecessary. The relationships between the couples were too gushy and unrealistic, and the dialogue became more, how to say it... ah, yes--Cheesy-- in some places. I think overall the books lost quite a bit of their initial charm and quality. However, I do think they retained enough of it to still be an amusing and worthwhile way to pass the time. Though the pull was not quite as strong, I was still greatly compelled to keep turning the pages in this much awaited sequel.

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evelyno
Feb 27, 2017

I found the subject of this book to be rather interesting, and once I begun it was hard to stop turning pages. With the rich writing style, powerful imagery and complex emotional states, this book brings you into the pages in such a way that it seems as though you are experiencing it from the front lines. Though the characters can be bland at times, they are made much more realistic by the relationships they have with each other and the complicated thoughts and emotions they have. The plot contains an enticing mixture of action, human imperfection, self-doubt, determination, and ultimately, perseverance, with even a sprinkling of romance and vaguely magic-like wonderment to keep you coming back for more.

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hcellam
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evelyno
Feb 28, 2017

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evelyno
Feb 27, 2017

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Jun 11, 2016

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

There you go...let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears.

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brit22fab
Jul 23, 2015

" Some say we are what we do, not where we are from. I say we are both"- Miri

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lahull
Jun 04, 2015

" this is from your sister,who does have a name,Miri."

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CaeHarry
Jun 24, 2013

"This is from your very silly but always hopeful sister,
Miri" (page 104)

crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“What should I say? That I like him so much it hurts?”

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gracemi
Aug 22, 2012

-the palace of stone-

book the 2nd

miri goes down to the lowlands and finds herself in the middle of a revolution ,katar (not able to do so herself) asks miri to find out what the revolution is about. As asked miri befriends commoners to find what everything is about and to make sure that mt. eskel is on "the wining side" also miri goes to a school called the queen's castle and there meets a boy that puts her relationship with peter in doubt seeing as he hasn't asked her to be his betrothed and seems distant ,perhaps too busy and tired around her. soon the climax occurs and mixed up in fliped who will miri end up with and will brita get her happy ending?

crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

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