Princess Academy


by Shannon Hale (Author)

Book Cover for Princess Academy

   Book 1   
Pages: 336

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.

Recognition: Newbery Honor (2006); Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2008)

Princess Academy Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Princess Academy
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: royalty  fairy tales  fantasy  romance 

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Books in series order

1.   Princess Academy  (2005)
2.   Palace of Stone  (2012)
3.   The Forgotten Sisters  (2015)