The False Princess is thoroughly enjoyable YA fantasy novel. Sinda is a sympathetic character and one in whom it is easy to become invested as she adjusts to her new status in life and then begins to investigate the plot around the princess. Her best friend, Kiernan, is also quite the charmer and while the developments in their relationship were never a surprise, it was an excellent addition to the novel. The main mystery plot is extremely engaging although not too complex. A fun read that will appeal to fans of the Kristin Cashore's Graceling series.