Description (from the back cover): High on the slopes of Mount Eskel, Miri’s family pounds a living from the stone of the mountain itself. But Miri’s life will change forever when word comes that her small village is the home of the future princess. All eligible girls must attend a makeshift academy to prepare for royal life. At the school, Miri finds herself confronting bitter competition among the girls and her own conflicted desires to be chosen. Yet when danger comes to the academy, it is Miri, named for a tiny mountain flower, who must find a war to save her classmates–and the future of their beloved village.
My thoughts: Great book, recommended to me by alliejaychris.
Sequels: Princess Academy: Palace of Stone