Monday, January 21, 2013

It's Monday! What are You Reading? The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen

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When I read the False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen in July, I was immediately hooked on the trilogy and could not wait for book #2 to be published.  I recommended it to everyone and got my 5th graders hooked on it at the beginning of the school year.  In September, I was conferring with a student who was reading the False Prince and both of us were curious to find out when book 2 would be out so we tweeted Jennifer Nielsen for the details.  Our class was so excited to hear that the title of book 2 was The Runaway King and that it would come out in March.  We have been counting down the days since September to read The Runaway King.  

Needless to say, I was super excited to get a copy of The Runaway King via NetGalley to read this past weekend.  I sat in my favorite chair and could not put it down - I loved it!  Just like The False Prince, there are many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  It is full of action, loyalty, betrayal, bravery, and new alliances.  I am normally not a fantasy reader, but am hooked on this trilogy and now can not wait for book 3 to come out. I wish there were more than just three books in this series because it makes me sad there is only one more book left in this trilogy.  The publication date for The Runaway King is March 1st - we have it marked on our calendar in our classroom and the kids are anxiously awaiting its arrival!  If you have not started reading this trilogy yet, I highly recommend that you add it to the top of your TBR stack and enjoy it soon! 

Happy Reading! :)


  1. Reading it this weekend. We added this title to our Mock Newbery list. The kids can't believe that I haven't read it yet! Our Mock Newbery vote is Thursday and Friday.

  2. I really need to read The False Prince, I've heard so many great things about it!

  3. Terrific to hear that you like these books so well, but even more, Melanie, you have shared with students & gotten them so excited. And, me too! Thanks!

  4. Like Linda, you have made me curious about The False Prince, so I am off to look it up. Sometimes I like to wait till a complete trilogy is out and then read it in one go. It's an age thing I think!