Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Book Review: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Princess of the Midnight Ballis a beautiful retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Rose and her eleven sisters (with eleven unique flower names) are wearing their dancing slippers out each night, much to the mystification and anger of the king and the people. When Galen, a recently returned soldier turned gardener learns of the princesses' problem, he decides to find a way to help. With the assistance of some magical objects, he learns just where the princesses are going and why. But, he discovers, it is much more difficult than he thought to break the enchantment.

I am a huge sucker for fairy tale retellings, but this book is just beautiful! I loved the characters, the humor, and especially the descriptions. With just the right amount of magic and mystery, I was unable to put this book down until its conclusion. Not to mention, the cover is just amazing! If you are a fan of George's other books, or fairy-tale retellings in general, this one will definitely satisfy.

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->

Mostly intense situations, not violence.

Overall rating: ****

1 comment :

  1. Yippee! I have this book crammed in with lots of others to read. (I've checked out too many books this past week. I'll never be able to get to many of them.) I'll have to dig it out and read it soon.


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