Item description for Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-esteban...
Overview Andrea, a tomboyish princess from the Kingdom of Zeltia is transported from a cave into modern California, but when she returns to her home with the wrong person, it sets off a chain reaction that threatens her family and their kingdom.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2007
Publisher Tanglewood Press
ISBN 1933718129 ISBN13 9781933718125
Availability 0 units.
More About Carmen Ferreiro-esteban
Originally from Spain, Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban lives in Pennsylvania and works as a freelance writer, editor, and translator. Her paranormal romance Immortal Love follows her adventures in search of a literary agent in a contemporary alternate world where the late Spanish poets Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and Federico Garcia Lorca are immortals.
Learn more about Carmen at carmenferreiroesteban.wordpress.com and www.carmenferreiroesteban.com
Reviews - What do customers think about Two Moon Princess?
Gutsy Princess Travels Two Worlds May 1, 2008
When I was growing up, many young girls might have envied the life of Princess Andrea, the heroine of Two Moon Princess. She lives in a castle in a world resembling medieval Spain. Horses, servants, beautiful scenery--what's not to like? But for Andrea, a headstrong young woman, that life is stifling. She'd rather train to be a knight, but her fourteenth birthday is only months away, and she must become a "lady." That means staying inside the castle, learning to curtsy and smile and do needlework ad nauseam. No more hunting in the woods.
One day, in the midst of this unwanted transition, Andrea is accidentally transported to modern California. Now we're talking! Andrea is awed by the freedom of the teenagers she meets on a beach. Here as well, she sees her uncle, and is taken to his beautiful home. He travels freely between the two worlds by entering a forbidden cave on the night of a full moon, and tells Andrea she must return to her father's kingdom the next month. But knowing Andrea as we do, it won't be that easy.
Unfortunately, her plans don't work out, and her return to the Kingdom of Zeltia is accidental. She brings back a California boy who falls in love with the lore and swordplay of Zeltia and puts his life at risk.
The relationships between Andrea and her parents, her sister, and the young men she is attracted to in both worlds, are expertly drawn. These are no two-dimensional characters. The author skillfully exposes the motivations of everyone who plays a role in Andrea's burgeoning adolescence. We see both the good and bad sides of people who have the heroine's best interests at heart.
Andrea matures during the course of the story, traveling from her world, which has two moons, to California and back again. She gets into more than a few hair-raising predicaments along the way, but this is no "damsel in distress" story. Andrea keeps busy saving a life or two on her own, learns to accept help, and never gives up trying for the best outcome for everyone in her parallel lives.
This is a princess story to keep a young adult reader turning the pages until the end. Even after the last word, though, you'll wonder what happens to Andrea next. Lucky for us, the author has written a sequel called The King In the Stone for the same publisher.
by Linda Wisniewski for Story Circle Book Reviews reviewing books by, for, and about women
Surprises at every turn Mar 14, 2008
You know it's a good book when reading it evokes an audible reaction, and sometimes even a physical one--like pitching forward in shocked laughter when you see the main character do something completely unexpected. This book delivers that kind of fun throughout.
Andrea is a rebellious princess in a medieval world who longs to be her own person, but her parents demand that she become a lady. Sound like a plot you've read before? Just wait. When Andrea finds an opening/portal that allows her to leave her world and enter a parallel world, modern day California, she believes this to be the place she belongs. And I ignorantly thougt so too. I particularly liked the way the author reveals Andrea's experiences, as she adjusts her archaic lifestyle to that of the twenty-first century. Andrea is awed by the "cubical rock" called a mall, and amazed at the way clothing hangs ready-made for purchase.
Still, this is only the beginning to an action packed adventure. As Andrea inadvertently ends up back in her world, setting off a chain of events that plunge that world into war, a much more complicated story evolves, yielding many unexpected twists and turns. I could not put this one down.
The Compulsive Reader's Reviews Jan 1, 2008
Two Moon Princess, written by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, tells the story of Princess Andrea, who lives in a parallel world called Xaren. Discontent with her life, she wants to learn to fight with the other squires, not become a lady and as her distant parents demand. But even when her Tio Ramiro fails to convince her father, she is forced to learn to become a lady, and learn the finer arts of royal behavior with her elder sisters. Until she finds a portal that takes her to modern day California. Here, Andrea flourishes. She is convinced that this is where she is meant to be, and intends to stay forever. But when circumstances beyond her control force her to return to Xaren, along with a John, a boy who is not supposed to know her secret. Soon John is involved in a war that will surely tear her country apart--unless Andrea has the courage and strength of mind to put a stop to it all.
Headstrong, clever, and sometimes a little foolish, Princess Andrea is a character to fall in love with immediately. Her grounded and pragmatic persona in intensely appealling. Fast paced, enchanting, and humorous, Two Moon Princess is definitely a book that you will not want to miss. Don't be fooled by the demure cover, this one headstrong princess's journey will make you wish that Andrea's story would never end as she learns that she can be a lady and still follow her heart.
A fun, fantastical read! Dec 23, 2007
A wonderful coming-of-age story that spans two worlds and features a clever, lovable heroine! Nicely told, with lots of action and a touch of romance--perfect for any young adult.
Great World Creation Dec 23, 2007
Full of quirky, opinionated young characters with boyfriend-girlfriend baggage that follows them between two worlds as they fight to preserve their country's future while trying to understand their pasts. Action, young adult romantic entanglements, strong young female characters, patriotism to one's country and one's beliefs make this a clean and enjoyable read for a young adult audience.