I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

After May’s best friend, Libby, dies in a car accident, May is lost. The girls used to do everything together, including creating a comic series called “Princess X”. The comic features a strong female character (Princess X) who must take back her kingdom from usurpers. A few years after Libby’s death, May begins to see pictures of Princess X plastered around town. At first, May thinks the stickers and posters must be some sort of weird coincidence — someone must have copied Libby’s drawings. But, as the clues keep piling up, May isn’t so sure. Is Libby really dead? If not, where is she, and why does everyone think she’s dead?

Wow! I LOVED this book. I really like that it features strong, smart female characters who are obviously super talented. I also loved that we get to read the Princess X comments along with May’s story. While this book has a large “tech-thriller” aspect, don’t worry if you’re not tech-savvy; the book is still very easy to understand. I can’t lie, I read this book in almost one sitting because I just HAD to know what happened next. If you’re looking for a new mystery/thriller to read or if you love web comics/graphic novels, definitely try this book out. I just hope there are more!

*Lonestar, 2016

Rating: 4.5/5

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