Palace of Lies - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Buzzwords: Princesses, coming of age, dastardly plots, kidnapping, what it means to be royal, orphans, secrets&lies, trust, friendship, love

Desmia is untrusting and unsure of herself because of years of emotional abuse at the hands of Lord Throckmorton, now in jail. Too soon, however, another hurdle strikes and Desmia must find a way to rescue her sister-princesses and save the kingdom.

A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, if a bit on the younger side. Will likely be a hit among middle schoolers.

ARC-Edelweiss