She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.
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 resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for.
Really fantastic book! I loved reading about Helen, though this girl? I don't know how she's going to grow to be Helen of Troy, who was the one that they fought over, not someone who would so do something. And this girl seems like she'd do something!
Loved Helen's attitude towards life, going full force after it, not sitting there and letting it happen to her. Gets her into a few situations, but yeah, she is a princess, who's going to be Queen, which gives her a bit of privilege!
These characters were awesome, what they did, was really great! Like when the greeter guy before the Oracle said something to her brothers along the lines of their inheritance, and their were horrified and angry, because in their royal family, Helen is to inherit-they'd only inherit if something happened to her. Of course, I'm sure the guy didn't know that, because it's not the common practice. But, oh, well! That was them being great overprotective and sweet brothers!
Just love the mix of history and fact, and entertaining book that this book, and this series, and all books that I've read by Esther Friesner, are! It's just what makes these books special, and so great to read! Loved it!
Such a great book, I really need to read more!
Author: Esther Friesner
Series: Nobody's Princess #1, Princesses of Myth #1
Read: December 27, 2012
Reason Why: Enjoyed her other books, and it's a YAHFC Book!
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: April 24th 2007