Set in the time of knights and sword fights, The Princess Spy is a fun YA book. While there is some romance in the book it is not the central story. Mainly, the hero and heroine are fighting for their lives and the lives of her family. The events of the story ensure that their lives will never be the same again; but they mature throughout the story and view things in a better way at the end.
The story is in a time of walking or horseback riding, cheese and bread as a typical lunch, dungeons, secret passageways, and greedy aristocrats that want to take over more than they should. There is a variety of interesting characters sprinkled throughout but a lot of the time it is just the hero and heroine fleeing the villain’s men. The story jumps back and forth between their points of view without confusion or duplication. Including the different languages of German and English and the fact that the hero could not speak both languages made for some interesting moments and kept it true to life.