Aside from the main plot, HA has great thematic undercurrents about how the true dangers are often not the video games or virtual realities, but those who would try to censor kids from experiencing these worlds. Giannine Bellisario Thea Greenleaf is back in this fun filled fantasy adventure. The story was like you, the reader, were in the game yourself, frustrating but fun! So this adds a bit of a mystery element to the reading of the book: Three Princes, one Princess, one Queen a barbarian King- who to trust? I think I would have definitely enjoyed it more if I was a few years younger I am admittedly out of range of the target audience , but even so I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon. This book has the unique accomplishment of being on both my YA science fiction and YA fantasy shelves. She can’t get out of the game until she wins, but with the sabatoge, there is a chance for her brain to get fried if she stays too long in the game.
The story in the game was really quite interesting, sort of a mix between choose-your-own-adventure and watching someone else play a video game. If you’ve ever been into role-playing fantasy games, you’ll probably enjoy this. Stine Choose Your Own Adventure book reader, and forever daydreamer. An experienced gamer will wag a finger at the novice mistakes Giannine makes in the beginning hint: Apr 28, Maureen Mae rated it it was amazing. I love her dry, sarcastic take and all the puzzle-solving. I didn’t like that at all.
Heir Apparent (Rasmussem Corporation, #2) by Vivian Vande Velde
I think I would have definitely enjoyed it more if I was a few years younger I am admittedly out of range of the target audiencebut even so I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon.
And then at the end, in case you were taken in by a pri What I liked about this book was the idea that you could build an entire story just to make a statement.
Great performance by Carine Montbertrand. In my opinion, the narrator was fine and well-suited to this book. She chooses a game where they completely put you and make you feel like you are participating in the game.
Aside from the main plot, HA has great thematic undercurrents about how the true dangers are often not the video games or virtual realities, but those who would try to censor kids from experiencing these worlds.
To bad CPOC has to ruin her perfectly harmless adventure The story is still open-ended but it has more closure than are found in A Well-Timed Enchantment or Companions of the Night both also by Vande Velde and also highly recommendedwhich makes for a nice change.
May 27, Trish rated it really liked it. It’s a cute story and kind of fun, if you like this kind of thing.
Critic Reviews “Hilarious characters I had exactly zero fear that the protagonist would actually die, and I’m pretty sure I would have felt the same if I’d read it when I was twelve.
Don’t be turned off by the setting, as it is really quite interesting. The game reminded me of some of the first role-playing computer games, especially how repetitive it got for her when she kept making a different wrong decision and couldn’t get past the first level.
Three Princes, one Princess, one Queen a barbarian King- who to trust? Jun 18, Lisa Nelson rated it it was ok. Bande decides to play Heir Apparent, a game in which the main character finds herself the unexpected heir to a throne, but faces all sorts of opposition from other NPCs non-player characters.
Giannine Bellisario Thea Greenleaf is back in this fun filled fantasy adventure.
Heir apparent / Vivian Vande Velde – Details – Trove
She uses her past mistakes to plan her decisions better and gain more allies, no longer experimenting with the ring. The cute guy there was introduced here, but there wasn’t enough book left for things to happen. I found Heir Apparent repetitive, preachy, and full of a “humor” that hit bivian the wrong way. Mar 24, Eshusdaughter rated it liked it Shelves: Velde repeatedly refers to Janine as a ‘shepherder,’ rather than the more traditional ‘shepherdess’ or the correct ‘shepherd.
So jaded, that one. Rather, she just stated apparemt girls can also like games, so let’s get on with the awesome adventures, shall we? Then the CPOC damaged the equipment to the vivixn and she is stuck in the game.
In the game, called ‘Heir Apparent,’ our protagonist Giannine for once just a child of divorced parents, rather than an orphan becomes the bastard Princess Janine, who has been raised in secrecy by shepherds a minor irritation here: Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. It was suspenseful in some parts and others it was just like you were reading through something that had no interesting parts in it.
Want to Read saving…. May 21, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: The book ends with Giannine’s father coming to take her home. Winning the game requires that she survive to the succession ceremony, and the game is a challenge because there are so many people who want her dead.
The writing style is easy to understand, and flows b This is another book I find myself rereading at least once every year. I’m still considering re-reading, to refresh my memory and all. I thought a lot of the scenes really were reminiscent of video game play; every time she starts over she has to repeat the opening sequence; it’s hard to tell weather the characters’ scripted parts were important clues to solving the game or just side characters nattering on like they sometimes do; at times the main character as well as the reader is completely immersed in the story and other times thinking about the outside world and trying to interpret the game-makers motives.