I've heard from a few colleagues that The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen was a great read, so I had to try it out. I started and finished over Easter weekend.
The main character, Sage, is spunky, boisterous and full of life. He and two other orphan boys are bought and being tested to see who will make the "best" prince to replace the long-lost prince of the kingo
Ms. Smith, SBMS