Thorndike Press

Pennyroyal Academy

  • M. A. Larson
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 141047870X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410478702
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 408 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2015

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A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, and finds herself in a world at war. She enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights prepare to battle witches and dragons. Given the name “Evie,” she endures a harsh training regimen and learns what it truly means to be a princess — realizing surprising things about herself and her family, about human compassion and inhuman cruelty. And with the witch forces moving nearer, she discovers that the war between princesses and witches is much more personal than she could ever have imagined.


Customer Reviews

"Younger readers who are closer to the princess-loving age may enjoy the novel more, but older readers will also appreciate the girl-power update to the fairy-tale world of their youth."


"Flashes of inspiration light up a protagonist with plenty of spine . . . A sequel-worthy debut . . ."

— Kirkus Reviews