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The Tyrant's Daughter

J. C. Carleson

A former CIA official, Carleson’s first YA novel is a riveting account of 15-year-old Laila who grew up believing she was a Middle Eastern princess and that her younger brother was the heir to the throne. After her father's assassination, her family must flee from their war-torn homeland to a life of exile in Washington, D.C. where they live in a shabby apartment. While Laila reluctantly begins to enjoy the simple freedoms of school and friends, her mother is focused on the past and is conspiring with the CIA and rebel factions to regain the throne, leaving Laila caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy.