Crown princess Aurelia is a survivor. She survived attempted assassination. She survived the king's rejection. She survived her mother's abandonment. And now, in exile, she must survive her kingdom-from hostile crowds to raw frontier to desert sands. But even as unknown assailants track Aurelia and expedition guide Robert, she knows what her greatest risk is: falling love...
- Paperback | 295 pages
- 137.16 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
- 28 Apr 2011
- New York, NY, United States
About Anne Osterlund
Anne Osterlund is the author of Aurelia and Academy 7, and is also a sixth-grade public school teacher and drama coach. She lives in Ione, Oregon.
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With her newfound freedom after being removed from her role of Princess, Aurelia has decided to tour her country. She longs to see her people in their everyday roles. Robert and guards accompany her on her journey. At first, Aurelia travels as a Princess. However, she doesn't want the people to see her as above their stations. She wants to become one of them. She gets her wish when an unexpected attempt on her life causes her to flee with Robert. Soon, Robert becomes the only person she trusts, but he's not crazy about the way she puts herself in danger. The two of them travel in disguise and off the main roads. While traveling, they run into a group of bandits. The leader, with his own army, protects Aurelia's mother. As Aurelia spends time with her mother, she unravels the truth from her past. She sees herself split between two futures. She can remain here and forget about the outside world, or she can continue on her journey. Her life's filled with difficult choices and emotional turmoil. The knowledge that her stepsister wants to take the crown motivates her. The horrors she sees on her journey motivate her. The danger of someone following her footsteps, lurking in the shadows waiting to kill her, motivates her. How far will she go to protect herself, Robert, and her people? EXILE was a great continuation of Aurelia's story. It's full of tension - danger lurking everywhere with double-crossings and betrayals. Romantic tension also fills the book; it's both frustrating (in a good way) and adorable. I love the bittersweet moments between Aurelia and her mother. I like how Aurelia's mind works through all that she sees. I love how her sense of right and wrong colors her world, and I also love her determination. She's a character one can't help but root for to be successful. I simply can't wait until the final installment of this story comes out!show moreby TeensReadToo