I enjoyed Diane Zahler’s debut novel, The Thirteenth Princess, so I am looking forward to her next outing, A True Princess. I love the cover; the colors and the textures make it look like a tapestry to me.
From publisher website:
Twelve-year-old Lilia must save her best friend, Kai, from a terrible enchantment caused by their perilous encounter with the Elf-King and his beautiful daughter. Now the only way for Lilia to break the spell is to find a mysterious jewel of ancient power hidden somewhere in the North Kingdom. But the jewel will not be easy to find. The castle where it lies is caught up in a different kind of search—the search for a true princess.
Readers who love fantasies by Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted) and Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) will eagerly welcome Diane Zahler’s books to their shelves.
A True Princess will be in stores in February 2011.