More Reviews

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I updated this blog. That’s inexcusable, even if I have been really busy with school and royal duties and the holidays and publicity and my social life and stuff.

Anyway, I’m pretty excited because today my editor let me know that Ransom My Heart got a really good review from something called Booklist. Here it is, in case you want to read it:


*Ransom My Heart.
Thermopolis, Mia (Author) and Cabot, Meg (Author)
Jan 2009. 432 p. Avon, paperback, $13.95. (9780061700071).

Her Royal Highness Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldi, Crown Princess of Genovia, has decided to write her own book. "Mia" is used to fame, after all, since her creator turned coauthor, Meg Cabot, has shared her story in the bestselling Princess Diaries series. Now Mia tells the tale of Finnula Crais, a thirteenth-century lass whose skills as an archer far surpass those of anyone else in her village. She often shoots forbidden game in the forest belonging to Sir Hugo Fitzstephen, Earl of Stephensgate, sharing the meat with the struggling peasantry. When another of Finnula’s many sisters is about to get married and the family can’t afford a dowry, the incorrigible Finnula decides to kidnap Sir Hugo, who has returned from the Crusades with what she figures must be a bounty of spoils. Then the worst thing possible happens: Finnula falls in love with the captive knight. The antics and adventures of the feisty heroine and frustrated hero make this hilarious medieval romance a sure-to-please page-turner. And the authors are true to their animal-rights and environmental convictions: all proceeds from the novel, which is printed on environmentally friendly paper, will be donated to Greenpeace.— Shelley Mosley

I know! This is a big deal. It’s making it all seem kind of real, you know?

And not to toot my own horn, or anything, but other nice reviews have been coming in as well, like this one

"¦which means a lot to me, because it’s written by an actual college student–just like me! (Although the author doesn’t seem very familiar with current romantic fiction if she thinks a lot of them feature stereotypical characters or blushing maidens. Hardly any of them do anymore. They’re usually full of well-crafted characters and heroines who don’t act at all maidenly.)

Of course, not all the feedback I’ve received about the book has been positive. It seems my grandmother isn’t the only one who is unhappy about my having written Ransom My Heart and gotten it published (even though by doing so I’ve accomplished a lifelong dream. Thanks for the support, Grandmére!)

Apparently one or two people dislike it because the characters in the book have sex (I know, shocking: It’s a romance). And the reason for their unhappiness with this is because the movies of my life (you remember those, right?) are geared toward children.

So, allegedly, children might pick up Ransom My Heart, which is by me, and LEARN ABOUT SEX! Apparently, I’m not ever supposed to mention sex or write books in which characters have sex, even if they are adult characters who live in medieval times WHO WERE NOT IN THE MOVIES OF MY LIFE, and the book is being sold in the ADULT SECTION OF THE BOOKSTORE.

I would just like to point out that people who worry about these things remind me SO MUCH of my grandmother (not the grandmother from the movies of my life, who was cool, but my real life grandmother, who is so not cool).

Also that people who worry about kids being psychologically scarred from reading love scenes in romance novels really need to get a grip on reality. I recommend they visit this site or this one and find out about some of our world’s real problems.

Anyway, sorry if you’ve been waiting for me to friend you on MySpace or whatever, I’ve been pretty busy, and now things are about to get even crazier with finals, doing press for the book, and the holidays and all of that. I’ll try to keep this blog and my MySpace updated though. Maybe I’ll even join Facebook!

Okay, that might be TOO much. Even for me!

In the meantime, if you want a widget that counts down the days until the book comes out, you can get one here:

Cool, right????

Okay, I gotta go now or I’m going to miss dinner in the dining hall. Everyone’s waiting for me.

Talk to you later!


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