When Desi Bascomb gets discovered by the elite Facade Agency–royalty surrogates extraordinaire–her life goes from glamour-starved to spectacular in a blink. As her new agent, Meredith, explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient Egyptian formula “Royal Rouge,” she can transform temporarily into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when a bullying older sister puts you on a heinous crash diet? Or when the tribal villagers gather to watch you perform a ceremonial dance you don’t know? Or when a princess’s conflicted sweetheart shows up to break things off–and you know she would want you to change his mind?
In this hilarious series debut, one girl’s dream of glamour transforms into something bigger: the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.
Review: Possibly one of my favorite young readers book, Princess for Hire, takes the cake! Desi, while timid at first, grows into a beautiful character and brings readers along for a magical ride. Through blunders and errors, she finds herself vaulted into the world of princess subbing. With each sub, Desi connects with her princess resulting in some interesting outcomes! Perfect for all ages and a charming distraction from happily ever afters.
Formats: e-book, hardcover, paperback