The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy Series #3)

The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy Series #3)

by Shannon Hale


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A New York Times Bestseller

In this third book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series, Miri goes from student . . . to teacher!

Miri has spent a year at the king's palace, learning all about being a proper princess. But 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.

As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.

Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale:

The Princess Academy trilogy

Princess Academy

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone

Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters

The Books of Bayern

The Goose Girl

Enna Burning

River Secrets

Forest Born

Book of a Thousand Days


Graphic Novels

with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale

Rapunzel's Revenge

Calamity Jack

For Adults


Midnight in Austenland

The Actor and the Housewife

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619639331
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Princess Academy Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 48,379
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor–winning and New York Times bestselling author of the series Princess Academy, Books of Bayern, Ever After High, and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, as well as stand-alones Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous, and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, among other books. She also wrote three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah.


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The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
The Forgotten Sisters was a good conclusion to the Princess Academy series. At first I was a little disappointed that the setting a and characters changed so much, but I quickly grew to like the new additions and location. Miri once again proves herself to be resourceful and smart when it comes to sticky situations. She manages to win over important people and negotiate successfully with others. The book ended on a happy note, leaving me satisfied that all was right (or headed in that direction) with her world. This is a good series for middle grade and young adult readers, both girls and boys. It has plenty of action while delivering deeper themes throughout the story. Content: clean Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iloved it. One of her bestbooks yet. I love how she tied evrything back in with ti prinxce and britta. Hus is a must read but dmot read unless uou have read all the other ooks in series. Now we r all wondring if she will wriht a prince acadomy.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book but the first two were the best. Some things r so common in other books like wen miri "fainted like a lady" in order to trick som traders. The whole plot is common. Three sisters tryong to turn from rags to riches.......if u read it u wood understand. The ending was great with the scene bout queen sabet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all of the other princess academy books and now i love this one too. It is soo good u should so read it. I especially liked it because it is unpredicrable. U think this is gonna happen but the total opposite does. Also peder and miri r sooo cute together. Shannon hsle really describes the whole book well along with complete description on characers. I do say though you must read them in order. :)
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I enjoy Shannon Hale's original fairy tale Princess Academy Series.  She creates a world and characters that I just love. The books do need to be read in order, Princess Academy, Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, and this third book, Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters.  The first book introduces this fairy tale, the characters, the setting, and the relationships we see throughout the series.  The second book continues the story with the characters facing more mature conflict and seeing their relationships grow. In this third book, Miri, the main character, evolves even further as she is forced in to a situation that pushes her out of her comfort zone.  As she works through physical, emotional and mental difficulties, she becomes a heroine like she's never been before.  I am impressed with how she cares for others, rises above her fears, faces adventures, solves mysteries and "saves the day".  I do feel at times that the story drags a bit.  I want it to move a little faster at points, but those are few. I really enjoy seeing the relationships grow in this story.  In the first book we learn about young friendships and growing romance.  Now that the characters are older and have faced life outside their small village, the relationships, both friendship and romantic, grow.  With the introduction of these three "forgotten sisters", we see new friendships grow as well. I love this series and recommend it.  It is clean, engaging, adventurous, and has a bit of young romance too. Warnings: None I would let my 14 and 17 year old daughters read this book and I think they would like it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the other books first they are great shannon hale is great all around great. I love miri and i love how she hits everything head on and turns out on top. I would recommend these to girls but not boys mostly because it has romance in it.
LiterateLibrarian More than 1 year ago
This was a good final installment to the Princess Academy series. Miri can finally go back to her beloved home and family. On the day of her departure, the King calls her back for an important mission: to train the King's "cousins" to become potential brides to the neighboring country, Stora. Reluctantly, Miri accepts. The girls live in a swamp, scavenge for food, and mistrust everyone. Miri has got her work cut out for her. With the help of those around her, she uncovers a plot, earns respect, escapes prison, and saves the royal family. This isn't the best book of the series, but it still has the same wit, fun and adventures as the others. Highly recommended.
Jessica-IReadtoRelax More than 1 year ago
It had been so long since I'd read book two in this series, The Palace of Stone, that I was worried I wouldn't be able to fall into this world easily again. On the contrary, I almost think the extra time between books enhanced my experience. It reintroduced me to Miri, Peder, and some of the other characters, while also drawing me into a new part of the world as Miri travels to Lesser Alva to meet three "cousins" of the royal family. Readers get to see smart, resilient Miri turn from student to teacher, and yet still learn some lessons along her way to the final ending. I loved that these books demonstrate how much we can learn from one another and how we interact with and treat other people. Friends, family, strangers, each are important and each touch and color our life experience. I especially loved how Miri passes on things she knows to the sisters, but internalizes the things she can learn from them, as well. And the fact that she, again, finds the solution to a MAJOR problem in the kingdom... we need to keep recognizing and valuing girls like Miri in real life. This book was definitely a shade darker than the first two, but as the characters had matured, it seemed only fitting. I think these books tackle more than readers expect by looking at the covers and I cannot wait to pass them on to my niece when she's old enough. Recommended to readers ten and above looking for a smart, kind heroine in a neat fantasy setting. But, start with Princess Academy so you can take Miri's journey along with her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book. I love how Miri is always fighting for something, something good. Peder and Miri are so cute together. A must read. One of my favorite series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What about Peder Does she marry him or not is he in the end o the book?w
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait, so does she still marry Peter? 0_o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first novel in this series, PRINCESS ACADEMY, came out when I was still in high school. I'm several years out of college now, and I still love these characters and this world just as much now as I did then. Maybe more. Miri and her friends had come a long way from the class of girls chosen as potential princesses, and the trials they face have grown even larger in scale. Time and again, these girls must rely on the strength of their friendships, their love of their homeland, and the lessons they've learned at the princess academy to keep themselves and their nation safe. My absolute favorite thing about THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS is the strength of its female friendships. There's so much support where there could be rivalry, and modesty where there could be pride. The focus of the story is on the damage that's done when a nation ignores its female voices--not on the petty disagreements or small, unhealed wounds between mothers and daughters and sisters and friends. This is a girl power series if ever I've seen one, and we need a thousand more series like it. We need Miri's logic and poise, Britta's gracious leadership, and Astrid's strength. We need boys like Steffan and Peder, who respond to the opinions of everyone around them--male or female--with courtesy and respect. Most of all, we need to know that a world in which progress can be made and people can listen and learn from each other is possible, and Shannon Hale has created a perfect one within the pages of these books. Absolutely, 100% recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times, repost this on 3 other books and look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened between Mari and Pador. Do they marrie in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing going to de the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like a good book! It sounds like a fun adventure! I want it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't actually read this yet (was going to preorder this then realized it just was published), but I love this series and can't wait to read the next enchanting tale from wonderful Miri and her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew abouht the second book i just havent had a chance to read it yet and now i find out theres a second book ans its bin out three days now. Cant wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No i haven't read this yet. Bit it makes me laugh that no body knows this came out. Let alone that she published a swxond book.