Jul 272015

Cover for I Am Princess X by Cherie PriestThe Globe and Mail: Princess X is a converse-clad, katana-wielding heroine invented by childhood best friends May and Libby. When Libby dies in a car crash, so does the fictional superhero. But a few years later, Princess X mysteriously shows up in a popular Web comic. How could a dead girl’s ideas come back to life? Ninety per cent text and 10 per cent comics, this is the genre-bending story of May’s quest to learn the truth behind Libby’s death and Princess X’s baffling reappearance. Delicious twists and turns make up this tightly focused tale of sleuthing, hacking and friendship – even after May partners with Patrick, her tech-savvy neighbour, not a mite of flirtation clouds the plot’s trajectory. Don’t let the pink on the cover fool you; this is a staggeringly original thriller that should find a wide audience.