I Am Princess X-Cherie Priest

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ONCE UPON A TIME…two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

ONCE UPON A FEW YEARS LATER…Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

ONCE UPON A NOW…May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

PRINCESS X?

 

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon—her best friend, Libby, who lives.


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