In this rousing sequel to Nobody's Princess, young Helen of Sparta is not about to be left behind when her older brothers head off to join the quest for the Golden Fleece. Accompanied by her friend Milo, and disguised as a boy herself, Helen sets out to join the crew of heroes aboard the massive ship known as The Argo.
Helen quickly faces all sorts of danger. There are battles to be fought, as well as an encounter with a terrifying murderous princess. With her beauty blossoming, Helen's journey takes her beyond the mythology of the Golden Fleece to Athens, where her very future as Queen of Sparta is threatened.
This was a really fantastic book! There were hard parts to read, and some really great parts, but when it all came together, it was just really great! Struggles, triumphs, and just plain growing up, all featured in this book!
Loved that she wanted to go on the trip with her brothers on The Argo with Jason, and how she starts having her period, which brings about the end of her pretending to be a guy. And that princess that she meets, well, she's a bit crazy! So glad that worked out in the end!
I just don't see how she goes on to marry the guy, after all, how he treated that guy with over the mirror, that was really horrible, and that kind of character flaw, well, it doesn't go away easily, and seeing that he was nobility, he didn't have any reason to actually work on it!
I still don't know how this Helen could grow to be the Helen that inspired that war. Sure, she's grow up since the last book, and will continue to grow, but with a war like that, she'd still do something, and while I know hardly anything about the war (like it's name) I don't think that Helen did anything except be the one that they fought over. Yeah. But that is a plus on the book's side!
Enjoyed this book so freaking much, so good! Now I just want more of the overarching Princesses of Myth series!
Author: Esther Friesner
Series: Nobody's Princess #2, Princesses of Myth #2
Read: January 2nd 2013
Reason Why: Loved book 1, and it's a YAHFC Book!
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: April 22nd 2008