Title: I Am Princess X
By: Cherie Priest
Call #: YA Fiction Pries.C
May and Libby were childhood best friends and together they created a character called Princess X. May wrote the stories about the purple katana wielding Princess X and her adventures and Libby drew the pictures. All this comes to an end when Libby and her mom pass away in a car accident.
Fast forward a few years later, May is sixteen and wandering the streets of their old neighborhood when she finds a sticker of Princess X stuck to a store window. How can this be? Did someone find Libby’s Princess X drawings? May soon learns Princess X is a webcomic with a mysterious author. As she starts reading it, she finds details only her old friend could know. Is Libby still alive? If so, where has been all these years? May embarks on her own adventure to find out.
This book is intense! I don’t what I was expecting after reading the description, but it surprised me every step of the way. The mystery draws you in from the beginning and makes you want to race to the thrilling/slightly scary end. If you enjoy fast, paced and suspenseful stories, I Am Princess X will be right up your alley. Bonus: the book has illustrated comics between chapters. It is also great as an audiobook (available on Hoopla). Grades 7 and up.