A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remembers how to hope-and love-once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become... The Last Princess.
It is an easy read and the story moves quickly but left me with so many questions. To start with I didn't understand the reason of roamers to be present in the story though they have nothing to do in whole story and probably the villain Cornelius Hollister was more powerful than the king as he had so many weapons and soldiers.
I feel the main protagonist “Eliza” was a strong character with so much disaster happening around her, she still never give up and tries to fight back for revenge. I feel sympathy for from beginning to ending as first she lost her mother then her father, her brother and sister was kept in prison for execution. The heart aching moment was when Portia cut her hair and burnt her chick as for every girl their hair is precious.
The author choose the words correctly for describing her struggle to survive in the cruel world but fail to justify some logic like how can the queen eat something directly from a stranger at that time what were the securities doing , the connection between the royal family and Hollister, Eliza had a chance to live comfortably but she decides to stay and fight with the citizen, then the people appreciated her and can die for her but why can’t they die for their children and why didn't they try to take the queen Mary (Eliza’s sister) and prince Jamie out of prison.
Moreover I can give 3 out of 5 stars to this book for its strong main character despite of improper plot, story line and logic I still didn't hate this book neither did I feel wasting my time.