Jun 12
2015

Shelf Awareness starred review for I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“In her first novel for young adults, Cherie Priest (Boneshaker) introduces Libby Deaton and May Harper, who unite to create the comics character Princess X. The story quickly becomes a gripping mystery after Libby mysteriously disappears and May becomes obsessed with finding her…In a clever innovation, Priest seamlessly integrates Kali Ciesemier’s comics within the prose narrative. Each new episode of Princess X reveals further clues and a terrifying reality for their creator. Ciesemier’s portrait of Princess X achieves a sense of both anxiety and bravery. Priest demonstrates that creative teamwork of the kind shared by Libby and May leads to an intimate knowledge of one’s collaborator.” — Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Jun 8
2015

I Am Princess X is one of Amazon’s June Best Books of the Month

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of Amazon’s picks for their June Best Books of the Month: Teen & Young Adult!

Jun 5
2015

I Am Princess X on LA Times summer reading list

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of the LA Times’ 30 summer books that kids will gobble up!

May 4
2015

Library Journal starred review for I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“May and Libby created Princess X on the day they met in fifth grade. That was before Libby and her mother died in a car crash. Now May is 16 and looking at another long, lonely summer in Seattle when she spots a Princess X sticker on the corner of a store window. Suddenly she starts seeing Princess X everywhere, including in a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com, where the princess story is eerily similar to Libby’s. This means that the only person who could have created the comic is May’s best friend­Libby­who must still be alive. In her YA debut, Priest offers a tantalizing, page-turner of a mystery that spans real locations in Seattle and dark pockets of the Internet. May is an assertive, capable heroine who finds help from likable and well-realized characters along the way in this fresh and authentic story. Even when the action moves online, Priest keeps the story exciting and approachable without ever resorting to technical jargon. Accompanying illustrations by Ciesemier bring the story found in the webcomic to life and integrate beautifully with May’s search for Libby in this utterly satisfying read. VERDICT An excellent book with loads of cross-genre and cross-format appeal. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal, Starred Review

Apr 29
2015

I Am Princess X is one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Books 2015

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest is one of the YA picks on Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Books of 2015!

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