Princess for Hire Series
Desi Bascomb isn’t the typical 13-so-close-to-turning-14-year-old girl. Instead of fretting over boys and hairdos, she’s mulling over her next job as a Princess Sub — picking locks, attending royal weddings and “sitting in” while the real princess takes a break from her responsibilities.
Well, she does fret over boys — just one in particular. But don’t tell her agent.
Lindsey Leavitt dazzles with magic, plot twists, and oodles of heart in this delicious and entertaining series that will appeal to readers of all ages.
“With creativity and a sense of humor, this first novel is a delightful romp. The provision of magic makes all things possible, and the sense of place is vividly realized.” ~Booklist Review
“Entertaining wish-fulfillment fantasy.” ~Horn Book
“A fast-paced and humorous read with a dash of romance…. sure to leave readers longing for the next installment.” ~School Library Journal
“This story will easily appeal to fans of Meg Cabot’s “The Princess Dairies” as well as anyone who likes their princess stories with a bit of excitement.” ~Children’s Literature
“Desi shows that she’s a heroine with heart.” ~Publisher’s Weekly
“This is a confection with fairy dust sprinkled throughout… Laugh and enjoy the wit of the author and the delightful, well-meaning blunders of the protagonist, Desi.” ~San Jose Mercury News
“The magic works in the story and the magic works on the reader. The whole book is like eating a giant cream puff. Delicious.” ~National Book Examiner
“Leavitt keeps the story dancing along with breathless, wish-fulfillment glee. Desi’s character stands out with her unsinkable confidence.” ~Kirkus Review
“The squeaky-clean kind of book parents can feel at ease letting their girls read.” ~Deseret News
“It is a fun fantasy filled with humor, adventure, and even a little angst.” ~VOYA
PRINCESS FOR HIRE
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.
The Royal Treatment
Desi Bascomb’s job as a princess substitute has gotten a whole lot more glamorous now that she’s advanced to Level 2 within the Facade Agency. Magical make-up, roller-skating celebrities, and the chance to see Prince Karl again are just some of the major perks. Not to mention, she’s landed the role of Fairy Queen in her school’s production of Midsummer’s Night Dream (opposite her best friend’s crush. Which is a little weird, but at least he wears a donkey head during their kissing scene). Life should be perfect, but Desi can’t seem to shake the feeling that there is more going on with the agency’s magic than she’s told. Like why is this mind-bending power exclusive to royals? Is it possible that there could be a bigger way to make an impact in both parts of her life?
A Farewell to Charms
Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy—she’s the fastest employee ever to advance to level three in the Facade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who’s a Façade legacy and secretly a sub for princes!
As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Façade’s perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency’s dark past might require more than a princess sub can handle by herself. Desi is no damsel in distress, but sometimes a girl needs a knight in shining armor.