Book Review: Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt

When an immaculately dressed woman steps out of an iridescent bubble and asks you if you’d like to become a substitute princess, do you

a) run

b) faint

c) say Yes!

For Desi Bascomb, who’s been longing for a bit of glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C–that is, once she can stop pinching herself. As her new agent Meredith explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient Egyptian formula “Royal Rouge,” she can transform temporarily into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?

Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when a bullying older sister puts you on a heinous crash diet? Or when the tribal villagers gather to watch you perform a ceremonial dance you don’t know? Or when a princess’s conflicted sweetheart shows up to break things off–and you know she would want you to change his mind?

In this hilarious, winning debut, one girl’s dream of glamour transforms into something bigger: the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.

Princess for Hire is a sparkly clean, fun tween read. I thought it was such a cute story and smiled throughout. The story never lagged and kept my interest through out. It has a great message. I’m sharing this book with my ten year old daughter.

This is a great debut novel from Lindsey Leavitt. I’m looking forward to the sequel The Royal Treatment as well as her other book Sean Griswold’s Head which is due out in March.

Content: Clean

Rating: 5 Stars

Source: From author for Review