A prequel novel to the Prophecies series Arabelle s life of leisure is shattered when she s attacked by a poisonous creature that hasn t walked the land in over five centuriesAs she struggles to live with the effects of the poison, Arabelle learns that it isn t the only cause of her sleepless nights With her gift of prophecy, her sleep is plagued with visions of assassins and monstrous foes that threaten her people and the ones she loves Yet during the day, her visions hint of a blue eyed boy that makes her hope for the futureThe fate of her people weighs heavily on her shoulders, and Arabelle knows she must keep a dark secret that only she can bear


10 thoughts on “Princess Interrupted

  1. Morgan Wyatt Morgan Wyatt says:

    Princess Interrupted by Michael A Rothman is a gem of a book Why you may wonder Well it includes all the things that make up a good tale include interesting plot line, action, conflict, and well rounded characters What makes it even better as a YA book is a strong female lead Well done, Mr Rothman.What makes it different from all the other teenage angsty tales is a character not focused on dating and social cliques It offers the reader a lesson in growth and personal awareness Princess A Princess Interrupted by Michael A Rothman is a gem of a book Why you may wonder Well it includes all the things that make up a good tale include interesting plot line, action, conflict, and well rounded characters What makes it even better as a YA book is a strong female lead Well done, Mr Rothman.What makes it different from all the other teenage angsty tales is a character not focused on dating and social cliques It offers the reader a lesson in growth and personal awareness Princess Arabelle is a bit of a spoiled diva until a toxic creature bites her changing her world, as she knows it She not only has the gift of prophecy, but the fate of her people depends on her.Princess Interrupted is a prequel to Prophecies series I would highly recommended reading before devouring the series There is so much to like about this book from its dynamic characters, well drawn settings, rising action, elves and other magickal creature It easy to understand why it is a YA treasure Like Harry Potter, it is okay if the parents read it too.Two thumbs up and five stars for Princess Interrupted


  2. Maggie Thom Maggie Thom says:

    This is an interesting fantasy that takes you into another world, actually it s a place where two worlds collide Princess Arabella is a young girl who is torn between being a girl and taking on the responsibility of saving her people She was a well developed character as one minute she was that young child like girl and the next she was making mature, adult decisions It is interesting to follow her journey as she struggles with how to deal with the poison that will kill her if she s not very This is an interesting fantasy that takes you into another world, actually it s a place where two worlds collide Princess Arabella is a young girl who is torn between being a girl and taking on the responsibility of saving her people She was a well developed character as one minute she was that young child like girl and the next she was making mature, adult decisions It is interesting to follow her journey as she struggles with how to deal with the poison that will kill her if she s not very careful Arabella must learn to accept, learn and grow into her skills and discover her true destiny, if she is to survive I thought the setting was easy to imagine the traveling caravan, the woods, etc as are a number of normal and fantasy type characters that you will meet as you travel in this magical world full of evil that young Arabella must learn how to master It s quite a good read I was given a copy as part of a book tour


  3. Brenda Maxfield Brenda Maxfield says:

    In the prequel, we are again plunged into Rothman s carefully developed world We get the lay of the land with a helpful map at the beginning, which I found very helpful as a reference throughout the story We join Arabelle in her struggle to come to grips not only with the devastating poison but with her gift of prophecy The names Rothman gives his characters and locations show a lot of creativity, helping to build his interesting kingdom And of course, what s a kingdom without a haunted fore In the prequel, we are again plunged into Rothman s carefully developed world We get the lay of the land with a helpful map at the beginning, which I found very helpful as a reference throughout the story We join Arabelle in her struggle to come to grips not only with the devastating poison but with her gift of prophecy The names Rothman gives his characters and locations show a lot of creativity, helping to build his interesting kingdom And of course, what s a kingdom without a haunted forest I have to admit that I have a weakness for tough female leads, and Princess Interrupted doesn t disappoint If you like fantasy with a good dose of action, magic, and love, this is the book for you I don t want to include any spoilers, but the last line of this prequel compels the reader to continue on


  4. Books Mom Books Mom says:

    Princess Interrupted is a prequel novel to the Prophecy novels we ve featured on this blog in the past and it is just as good as the books in the series This novel is set shortly before the Riverton family appears in Trimoria and tells Arabella s story.It s an exciting tale of how a girl grows up and comes into her own as someone who has duties to perform for her country I enjoyed the character of Arabella in the previous books and it was cool to see how she became that young woman.The story i Princess Interrupted is a prequel novel to the Prophecy novels we ve featured on this blog in the past and it is just as good as the books in the series This novel is set shortly before the Riverton family appears in Trimoria and tells Arabella s story.It s an exciting tale of how a girl grows up and comes into her own as someone who has duties to perform for her country I enjoyed the character of Arabella in the previous books and it was cool to see how she became that young woman.The story is told in alternating points of view between three characters, but it is still very much Arabella s story And, the good thing is you don t have to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one thoroughly If you have, you will be reminded of them in small ways if you haven t, this book is a good introduction to that series


  5. Rosie Rizk Rosie Rizk says:

    It could use a professional editor, but that aside, the book draws you into a world of magic, princesses who kill , sweet uncomplicated kid romance, and elves Great for kids ages 9 12, but I m older, and while the story is definitely on a simplistic kids level, killing is so easy, her fitness assassin training is quick and uncomplicated, everyone gets rescued and the world is saved before the end of the day it s still enjoyable for any age.Can t wait to read the next book by this author.


  6. Nikki Nikki says:

    Unlike many readers, I started this book, unaware that it was a prequel Sadly, it is The book is an incomplete story, merely an introduction It is a well written story with clear, clean characters, and a nice plot But it really is only 1 2 a book There is no resolution, no clarity For someone who has read the other books, I am sure this backstory isrewarding That said, I will likely read The Prophecies series.


  7. Kara Prem Kara Prem says:

    A prequel to a series that I haven t read yet It follows Arabelle, princess of a nomadic tribe of people who travel the land and trade with the cities and towns She is attacked by a dragon creature in the woods, and is healed taught by the Elves to survive There are some point of view grammatical errors switching from she to I in the same sentence, e.g Other than that, it s an interesting read.


  8. Sky Sky says:

    Great coming of age, fantasy read This being a prequel to a full series, I felt it was written well and introduced the main character greatly I admire the main character for maturing and learning to cope with her new life under rough circumstances Full review to come soon.


  9. Jolene Staskal Jolene Staskal says:

    Good but not terrific A good book but a book you can put down and I millstone readingWill not be reading the sequels.