Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban is about Princess Andrea, while the life a princess seems pretty posh to most people, all Andrea wants to be is a knight. After winning an archery contest, Andrea is sure she is finally going to be able to become a squire when she is informed by her father, the King, that it is time for her to put away her foolish dreams and learn to be a lady of the court. Andrea decides to run away and accidentally finds herself in a different world, literally traveling through a portal from the world she knows to our world. Andrea finds herself fitting into our society without too much trouble and comes to love the freedom to be who she wants to when she once again accidentally travels through the portal, returning home. Only the home she has returned to is on the brink of war with its neighbor and the only one who seems to be able to stop the war is Andrea. Will she find the courage to do what needs to be done in her world? Will she be able to see past her own pain and fears to realize the future of both kingdoms hinge upon her actions? What happens when you live in another world for a time and return to your home and realize that you don’t fit in any more? Read and find out!
I really liked the combination of medieval society and our current society, the obvious differences between the two and the subtle similarities. Andrea’s decisions annoyed me at times, the obvious correct choices were there but she kept making the wrong choices and having to go back and fix them. However, I think the reason they annoyed me is because I am like that, in hind sight the perfect choice was in front of me but I refused to see it. I did like how Andrea’s perceptions of the people around her changed as she started to realize it wasn’t all about her but a much greater picture, especially her relationship with her mother. I also really liked how Andrea refused to accept there was nothing she could do about the situations she found herself in and once she made a decision she went for it. I recommend picking up a copy and reading about her journey yourself.
Author: Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Release Date: November 2007