Lily Sparrow has finally created an equation for being a good princess.
Things are adding up and making sense, and she’s even growing a
measurable amount more excited about her future. But unexpected
variables keep being tossed into her equation:
1. Carole Claus is facing her first hurdle as Santa. She needs Lily’s help.
2. Lily’s Half-Birthday–an important Smythian tradition–is coming up, requiring her to find time to prepare for it.
3. Her algebra teacher has an unusual (and stressful plan) for Lily.
4. Lily remains convinced that her mom is hiding something from her.
5. The investigation into the traitor is an on-going source of stress and tension at work for Lily and Calo.
6. Oh, and Calo’s still betrothed to Su’Sauna, making life difficult and confusing all around.
Will Lily be able to place these variables securely in her equation?
Will the Sparrow family find a way to convince their critics they are
good for the Kingdom? Or will everything fall apart–subtracting all the
good will Lily has already earned from her citizens?
In My Opinion
Let me start by saying I had not read the previous two books featuring Lily Sparrow before starting The Sherwood Proof by Kristee Ravan but was able to catch up quickly with the high points of the previous books.
In book three of The Lily Sparrow Chronicles, they young princess is finding her footing (with several missteps) in her role as Future Protector while also balancing school, friendships, and family relationships. Lily is a likable and relatable character who is sometimes overwhelmed by all she is juggling, desires to be her best, but often makes mistakes.
Ravan keeps readers interested with multiple story threads and plot twists that keep the reader guessing. Even the epilogue hints at more intrigue to come for Lily as she grows into her role as princess. This series will delight tweens and young teens as they journey with Lily through her many life lessons.
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About the Author
Kristee Ravan lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter, and pet fish, Val (short for Valentine). She wanted to be many things as she grew up including a general, an artist, and an architect. But she never bothered to say, “I want to be a writer when I grow up.” She was always writing stories and thought of herself as a writer anyway. She sent her first story to a publisher in the sixth grade. (It was rejected – in a nice way.) When she is not making up stories in her head, she enjoys reading, juggling, green smoothies, playing dollhouse with her daughter, and hearing from her fans. You can contact Kristee at the Facebook page for her Lily Sparrow books: The Lily Sparrow Chronicles.
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Kristee Ravan says
Thank you for hosting The Sherwood Proof and reviewing the book. I’m glad you enjoyed it and the plot twists.