Waiting on Wednesday #14: Deception’s Princess

Maybe it’s that the girl on the cover looks like Merida from Brave, maybe it’s that the novel sounds similar to the movie as well, but I’m really looking forward to Deception’s Princess by Esther Friesner. The book is about Maeve, an Irish princess who is trying to find her own way in the world and hoping to find someone to love her for herself, not just her title and the kingdom that comes with it. When she meets the son of a visiting druid, she has to decide whether to stay loyal to her heart or her family

Esther Friesner is a Nebula Award winner and the author of the Princesses of Myth series, which tells stories about mythological princesses, such as Helen of Troy in Nobody’s Princess.

Deception’s Princess by Esther Friesner

Release Date: April 22, 2014Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner

Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it’s her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle—it’s easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.

Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she’s determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court’s deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father’s friends and enemies close—but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart.

Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine’s fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard’s tale. Hand Deception’s Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo.


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly is a Reference Librarian at her local library in Texas. She loves reading Young Adult and Teen Literature.

5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #14: Deception’s Princess”

  1. misterk3 says :

    great post i love it! :)


  2. Petra Poet says :

    First I’ve heard of this. Adding to my TBR list right away. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :-)

    My WOW


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