Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen
written by Ellen Emerson White


Ellen Emerson White wastes no time getting back into the swing of things in Long Live the Queen, the third installment of her series about Meg Powers, the President's daughter. Meg's back and enchanting as ever--she's always stuck out for me as being a non-annoying main character. As a person stuck in her situation, she had the potential to be a totally arrogant, ungrateful character, but thanks to White's great characterization, she's far from any of that. I was glad that the predicament that befalls Meg in this book didn't span throughout the whole book, allowing room for some fallout. The panic Meg goes through is portrayed very well through fragmented, frantic writing. I was very glad to read a girl survival story, as it is usually a boy character that is put through something like this in fiction. Meg's subsequent interactions with her friends and family, particularly brother Neal, are heartbreaking, and I will admit I teared up. It's a very simple, methodical plot progression throughout the novel. I did feel like there was much left to be said at its conclusion, and I was a little disappointed by that. I know it's more realistic this way, but it is a book, and I think it is not entirely unreasonable of me to expect a full conclusion. Regardless, it is, once again, a great book from Ellen Emerson White, and I can't wait to read the final installment in the series!

Rating: 4.5/5

Also in this series:
The President's Daughter
White House Autumn

I got this book from...:Chatham University's Jennie King Mellon Library