The Princess And The Captain

The Princess And The Captain Malva is the princess of Galnicia destined to marry the Prince of Andemark or so her parents think On the eve of her wedding she escapes at dead of night little realising that she is letting herse

  • Title: The Princess And The Captain
  • Author: Anne-Laure Bondoux
  • ISBN: 9780747577669
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Malva is the princess of Galnicia, destined to marry the Prince of Andemark, or so her parents think On the eve of her wedding, she escapes at dead of night, little realising that she is letting herself in for a life of peril and adventure, including being shipwrecked in a huge storm and being captured as part of a harem.

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    About “Anne-Laure Bondoux”

    1. Anne-Laure Bondoux

      Anne Laure Bondoux has received numerous literary prizes in her native France Among her previous books published by Delacorte Press is The Killer s Tears, which received the prestigious Prix Sorci res in France and was a Mildred L Batchelder Honor Book in the United States.

    1000 thoughts on “The Princess And The Captain”

    1. ***NOTE***Adding a small advisory to my review since I think it turns up near the top of the page NOT LOOK AT THE DISCUSSION BOARD FOR THIS BOOK if you haven't read it. Someone posted a topic title with a major spoiler (accidentally, she was trying to get it identified and posted somewhere else entirely, but it was put onto the book's page probably by me, apologies)I've never considered myself to be someone who demands that their endings be happy, but this book's ending felt more like a betrayal [...]


    2. I knock off two stars for the ending. I absolutely loved this book, it had a great plot, and I was curious to see how it would end. I was like, "Alright, how are they going to keep everyone happy without the Princetta returning home? Hmmm interesting" I really liked this book until the last four or five chapters. She really could have made this book very good! But she just made the worst ending in the world! I was so upset by it. Oh! Oh well, it was good but I really do knock off two stars, coul [...]


    3. Liked the book, hated the ending. Blah blah, she grows up and learns her lesson for running away, meanwhile the guy who was the main focus of half the story dies! His entire life was pointless, which sucks because I liked him better than the princess, who was the main character of the story. Other than that it was an okay story. A bit strange but it managed to hold my attention. Most of the characters were fun to watch (so to speak) and the plot certainly had its twists, but I don't know how muc [...]


    4. I really don't know where to start with this book So I shall start with: I love it so much, but it also broke my heart.The story started with the heroic, independant and rebellious heroine, Princess Malva of Galicia. She didn't catch my attention, for it seems like that every YA novel comes with the author's most ideal strong heroine. However, as the story continue on, I find that there is something that seperates her from others An air of Difference, I suppose.As for the hero, Orpheus, he is ev [...]


    5. This book is absolutely gorgeous. It tells the tale of a Princess in a fictinal land who runs away to find a mythical island. The Captain only meets her about three fifths of the way into the book. Their lives are entwined from the beginning, but they don't know each other until deep into the book, which is a refreshing change, and worked incredibly well. The ending is so beautiful and the whole book is filled with action and danger and faraway lands.I'm going to end this review here and recomme [...]


    6. Hillary Chappus-McCendie Advisory: 2051. Did you enjoy the book? Why? Why not?Yes, I really enjoyed the book because it took place a really long time ago. It took place in the time of princesses and princes and I love reading books that take place in those times because it gives me a sense of what life might have been like back then. I love how girls wore gigantic fancy dresses all of the time, how there was a lot of royalty and how everything was just so different. I also love how there was fan [...]


    7. This was an odd book, which I was somewhat prepared for, seeing how it was originally in French and translated by the nice lady who did Cornelia Funke's books.What did I think well, the first half of the book felt very rushed. No descriptions, no meaty filler, just a lot of jumbled and stilted plot and dialogue. The second half of the book takes such an odd turn, (seriously, I won't spoil it in case you decide to pick this book up, but it is WEIRD) that it almost seems as though it is a differen [...]


    8. This was just brutal, and I almost gave up. All the characters felt flat and lifeless and I didn't care a great deal about any of them, let alone what happened to them. The ending was a gutsy surprise, but not something that seemed to fit with the story. It seemed to happen just because it could happen, not because it should have. What was kind of annoying was how long it took to get to the more interesting parts of the book, which are the islands. The cover has an image of a ship for crying out [...]


    9. ZERO STARS. One of the worst books I have ever read (bottom 10 for sure, probably even makes bottom 3). Poorly written and paced, cliche and pointless. To call the characters 2-dimensional would be one dimension too generous. I had no hopes at all for the book after the first 10 chapters or so, but continued reading out of a morbid sense of curiosity (and maybe a pinch of masochism). Even with such low expectations I managed to be shocked by the incredible stupidity of the ending. I am not being [...]


    10. Malva is a beautiful, strong-willed young lady, the princetta of her father’s kindgom, Galnicia. But there is one problem: Malva is being married off to the Prince of Andemark, a man she hardly knows and doesn’t love. With the help of the Archont, her tutor, and Philomena, her chambermaid, Malva manages to escape her country – but only to fall into adventures she would have never dreamed of.A couple things about this book caught my eye. One, the name…a twist on the title “princess”. [...]


    11. Wow. This is one of those books where I can't tell if I loved it or hated it.I hated the ending! Why make Orpheus, one of the main characters, die like that? Why make any of those characters die really. I still don't understand how Zeph failed his test? He's a freaking dog for God's sake! But since Orpheus died it showed that in a way the Archont won It's just stupid, how will the Princetta find another love anyways, not that she really deserved it It's her fault in the first place that they all [...]


    12. But of coarse i lIKED this book!I read it years and years ago, and perhaps it was the heart-ache, but i've never forgotten it since!HoweverThe ending wasn't the best one Anne-Laure could have done,why not have a happy ending to a hard,sad,life?I fell in love with all of the charectors and to see so many of them die was soo sad But then to kill off the Captain? Now that was abit over the line. I was soo hoping for some happiness, because well the book had absolutley none. It was one of those, 'th [...]


    13. After having read this book, I looked at other reviews and was surprised to see what a difference of opinion existed over it. Five stars down to one: it has achieved them all. Most readers hate the ending, and deservedly so is terrible. There are those who are able to get caught up in the adventure and romance, but for me it was just good enough keep readingd not good enough to rise above two stars.


    14. This book is really captivating. I really dislike the fact that Orpheus dies at the end. I believe that Princess Malva and Captain Orpheus should have ended up together and both alive instead of only Malva alive and wishing Orpheus was alive. Overall, the book was very good and i enjoyed the story very much.



    15. The ending broke my heart. Just when you think it's all over and everything is going to be alright. This was a book worth reading. It was recommended to me by a friend when I was 11 but even now eight years later I continue to love it.


    16. When I first started this book, I had no idea it was a translated novel. I was flipping through it and eating my lunch and saw a bit in the back about the translator. As a translated book, I had no idea. It reads smooth and there wasn’t anything that did not appear to me as out of place. I say, props to the translator and publisher for that!The Setting — is adventure. From humble Galnicia, to the shipwrecks on the high sea, to the harems and the Arpeggio, The Princetta has a vivid, exciting [...]


    17. JUST FOREWARNING THAT THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS SO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS DON’T READ THIS POST.I chose this book because I wanted to read something that neither I, nor my friends, had ever heard of; I wanted to be surprised. And, pleasantly, I was.The plot is simple. Set in a sort of middle-aged fictional world, the Princess of a country called Galnicia decides to escape as a stowaway on a ship on the night before her arranged wedding. This main character is called Ma [...]


    18. Wow, what an ending! It was so sad, but so awesome! While I do normally like to see a romantic couple end up together, It doesn't really bother me that there was no happily ever after here. THE CHARACTERSI disliked Malva, the Princetta, for the first half of the book. She was silly, impractical, and dragged her chambermaid across a vast desert to find an island she wasn't even sure existed. I felt absolutely no pity for her when she complained of hunger and thirst, since it was her decision to g [...]


    19. Originally posted on January 24, 2009 at Here There Be Books.As soon as I read the prologue, I knew I'd like this book. Strong-willed female lead? Check! A world slightly different to our own, slightly different but still recognizable? Check! Adventure on the horizon? Double check!I liked Malva, even though she tends to be obstinate and stubborn. I liked most of the characters, in fact, even poor spineless Orpheus. The writing style was perfect: it's formal enough to bring that air of old-fashio [...]


    20. This book was nothing I could have ever imagined. I started reading it because it was something my friend had on her bookshelf and I needed to keep myself occupied but it has turned out to be one of the best books I've had the chance to read. I find that Anne-Laure Bondoux paints an amazing picture with her words and whenever I'd put this book down I'd want to pick it right back up, I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning reading page by page and I simply loved every minute of it. I can se [...]


    21. First off I would like to say that this was an incredibly good book. Yes I have to agree the ending was absolutely horrible. I mean really they decide to just do that to one of the best characters in the book! Gosh I really was hoping for a wonderful, fantastic ending. But even still I don't understand why people would give this book 2 stars other than for the horrible ending. Other than that I can not deny that this book was wonderful. Full of adventure and events happening continuously. I woul [...]


    22. I loved this book, the plot held my eyes riveted to the pages as this sorry group of sailors made their way through the increasingly unknown seas. There was love, there was loss. The plot deserves a handy 5 star rating, but the translation wasn't spectacular, and the plot could have been executed much better.


    23. Another book that started out GREAT but then totally lost my interest in the second half. It was a little too "out there" for me. Something about all the characters having to face their true fears and "find themselves" through a variety of tests just got tedious for me to read about. And plus, the ending was HORRIBLE!!


    24. One of my favorite books of all times. Full of adventure and characters that are easy to relate to. An amazing book that should become a classic. I know a lot of people think the end is betrayal - I know how you guys feel but the adventure was really really worth while.



    25. I SO love it! The story really got me but no matter how many times I read it I still find myself crying at the end


    26. Áno s odstupom času vidím, že tá kniha nie je dokonalá, ale predsalen je písaná pre mladšie dievčatá. Keď som ja bola dievča, milovala som Princetu a Kapitána. Je v nej všetko. Nebezpečenstvo, dobrodružstvo aj láska. Takto spätne vnímam, ako ma ovplyvnila a že podvedome som hľadala všade Orfea. :D :D No nie je to len povrchná rozprávka s romantickou zápletkou. Nesie v sebe veľa dobrých myšlienok a posolstiev. Ukazuje deckám, že si nemôžu naivne myslieť, že kaž [...]


    27. Bondoux, Anne-Laure The Princetta 430 p. Bloomsbury - Malva, are ready discontented with her life as a princess, now finds that she is to wed a man many years older. With the help of her tutor and her maid, she escapes - only that her tutor has set her up to die. Thus begins a high seas adventure of self-discovery, taking the Princetta into danger many times over, but also helping her discover several loyal friends, and to discover where her heart and her duty lie. I especially liked that the en [...]


    28. I really enjoyed the book, following along with malva's adventures and getting to experience Orpheus's progression and struggles was really charming my only complaint was the unfortunate way Anne-Laure ended the book. Other than that I would definitely recommend this book to someone looking for a new book to read. The betrayal and friendships in this book will teach you to be careful who you put your trust in.


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