When they were in elementary school, best friends, Libby and May, created a comic about the daring and brave Princess X. But that was a long time ago. May goes to high school now, and Libby has been dead for three years.
May has never fully accepted that the car accident that ended her friend’s life actually killed Libby. Somewhere out there May believes Libby is still alive. She finally gets her proof when she begins to see Princess X everywhere. Whether it is on stickers or signs found in her neighborhood, the evidence that Libby is still alive is everywhere through the appearance of Princess X. May enlists the help of a tech genius named Trick and together they set off to find the clues hidden inside the Princess X comics that will lead her to her friend Libby.
But not everything is as it seems. May and Trick have stumbled into a bigger mystery than they planned and disturbed some long held secrets that some would kill to keep secret. Soon enough it is not just a race to unlock the clues and find Libby, but also a race for May and Trick to stay alive.
If graphic novel lovers are looking to try out a more traditional kind of book, I am Princess X would be a great choice. Also, fans of the Chasing Vermeer series by Blue Balliett or John Green’s Paper Towns will also enjoy Cherie Priest’s I am Princess X.
Does it have a Young Adult label?: No.
Recommended if you like stories with: mystery, murder, adventure, comics, stories with pictures, friendship, hackers, chase scenes, secrets, finding clues, Seattle, WA
Favorite Quote: “Besides, if comics have taught us anything, it's that death is rarely a permanent condition."
"But we're not superheroes," May argued.
"Speak for yourself," Jackdaw told her.”