Princess Academy

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 912 ratings

Princess Academy Publisher's Summary

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village.

The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

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  • Book 1

    • Princess Academy

    • Princess Academy, Book 1
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Laura Credidio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Father And Daughter Agree!

    • By Alfonzo on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 2

    • Princess Academy

    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline Tong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fourteen-year-old Miri lives on a mountain where her ancestors have quarried stone and lived in poverty for generations. Then just before winter's first snowfall, a delegation from the lowlands arrive with exciting news. The king's priests have divined that her small village is the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will come himself and chose his bride from among the girls of the village.

    Regular price: $16.30

  • Book 3

    • Palace of Stone

    • Princess Academy, Book 2
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Coming down from the mountain to a new life in the city is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy friends have been brought to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare for her wedding. There, Miri also has a chance to attend school - at the Queen's Castle. But as Miri befriends students who seem sophisticated and exciting she also learns that they have some frightening plans.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reviewed as a comparison to Princess Academy,Book1

    • By N. M. on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Forgotten Sisters

    • Princess Academy
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Mandi Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher! Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great ending to the series!

    • By Celina Reese on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95