Princess in practice by Connie Glynn
The Rosewood Chronicles. Penguin, 2018. ISBN 9780241334454
(Age: 11-14) Following on from book one, Undercover princess, this is a delight to read. It perfectly balances drama, adventure, friendship, secrets and self-discovery and the characters are wonderful and instantly likeable. Each chapter ends with a small cliffhanger and leaves you wanting to read more every time.
Rosewood is a magical place to get lost in and explore with the characters. Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who longs to be a Princess; Ellie Wolf is a princess who longs to be ordinary. When fate puts them in the same dorm at Rosewood Hall, the two come up with the perfect solution: to swap places. The story shows great character development and how they've grown so far.
Back for their second year at Rosewood, Connie and Ellie are close as ever, and learning more about their new roles. But strange things are happening at Rosewood. With pupils being poisoned, it seems like the threat of secret organisation Leviathan is growing closer. Lottie and Ellie are determined to find the culprit. But is danger closer than they think?