Mini Review: A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith

A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Smashwords - EBKS
Format: ebook
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 3.1.2008
Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue.

What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them. Everyone learns a lot about friendship and hate, politics and laughter, romantic ballads and sleeping in the dirt with nothing but a sword for company. But most of all they learn about the many meanings of love.

Sherwood Smith is the author of over 25 books, in particular stories for children and young adults. She has been writing fantasy since age eight, and her best known novel CROWN DUEL is currently in its ninth printing.
I have wanted to read this book for a long time, but I never got around to either checking it out, or just going and buying it. Well, I finally got a hold of it, and let me tell you: it is one sweet book!

A Posse of Princesses is a charming tale about Princess Rhis, who just wants an escape from her dull life. It includes everything from castles, horseback riding, and grand dinners, to rescues, boys, and young love. It challenges your conventional view of princesses and princes, and breaks past the clichés. I finished the book in one sitting, and felt entirely entertained. There were a few parts that seemed a little far-fetched, but overall it was a light, fun read.

I recommend this to readers of Shannon Hale and Robin McKinley, and anyone who is a princess at heart. :)

Read this if:
...you are a princess, you are in need of adventure, and you believe in love.

Content Warning
*This section may contain some spoilers about content!*
Clean read! :)


  1. I love this book! Actually, I love everything by Sherwood Smith, she is one of my favorite authors. :)

  2. I love Hale so I bet I would enjoy this one. Great review.

  3. Lieder: I agree, she is a great author and this book is no disappointment. Thanks for you comment!

    Juju: I sure hope you get to read it! :)

  4. I love Sherwood Smith--and this was a great book. I didn't love it as much as Crown Duel, and I thought it went on a little too long...but definitely a solid read.

  5. I agree; not as good as crown duel/court duel, but definitely a good read. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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