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Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1) - Community Reviews back

by Esther M. Friesner
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Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it 3 years ago
Well, it fit my booklikes-opoly square. It was an award-winning author I was always curious to try (although her middle grade books may not have been best starting point). It is set in Bronze Age which coincidentally a post I've now misplaced was asking about. But it read very generic medieval...
nobody here but us chickens
nobody here but us chickens rated it 6 years ago
Okay, so I picked this one and its sequel up at the bargain outlet, and I wasn’t really sure about them. I’m not generally a huge fan of Greek mythology, but they sounded interesting, so I decided to give them a shot. All I can say is this book was surprisingly amazing, and if you like historical fi...
altheaann rated it 8 years ago
An historical novel about Helen of Sparta (before she grew up and became Helen of Troy)? Sounded compelling to me! Especially because Sparta is such a fascinating, complex and often-problematic culture.Unfortunately, I got the impression from this book that it was written as a generic Western-prince...
Elysium rated it 8 years ago
Made to page 47 and I give up. I knew this was YA and it sure sounds like it.
The Blair Book Project
The Blair Book Project rated it 8 years ago
Nobody’s Princess a fresh new intake on Helen’s life. Yes, that Helen; the face that launched a thousand ships. The girl who lead two capitals to war and lead men to their deaths. But this story is set before this all happened of course. Readers are introduced to our heroine, Helen. A spontaneous an...
Ashleigh Paige
Ashleigh Paige rated it 8 years ago
This does not warrant a proper review, but there is something I need to say about it:Despite what you may have heard, this is not a feminist book.If it were, it would not scorn the feminine nor would it scorn the idea of a woman marrying and having children. Nobody's Princess does this in excess. Be...
A Book Lover's Ramblings
A Book Lover's Ramblings rated it 8 years ago
Nobody's Princess is about a Spartan princess named Helen. Helen wants to do more with her life than making cloth and healing people. She decides that she wants to learn to fight like her brothers, so she convinces her brother's combat teacher to train her, too. A few years later, she talks her moth...
The Cozy Reading Corner
The Cozy Reading Corner rated it 8 years ago
Review to come.Actual Star Rating: 3.5 Stars
wealhtheow rated it 9 years ago
I really liked a short story by Friesner, "Thunderbolt," and she's apparently expanded that story into this series. Looking forward to reading it!
The Night Owl
The Night Owl rated it 10 years ago
3 1/2 starsNobody’s Princess is a retelling of Helen of Sparta. This one is different in that Helen is a child when we first meet her and it only goes up to her early teens. The rest of the story is told in the second book, Nobody’s Prize.I did enjoy the different take on the typical Helen of Sparta...
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