Friday, December 2, 2011

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

I just finished reading Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. I really enjoy reading retellings of fairy tales, and this one was no exception. This is a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.


Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and—of course—true love. Inspired by "The Twelve Dancing Princesses,"this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also publishing this season.

My Take:

I can't tell you how fun this was to read. I haven't read anything like this in quite a while, so maybe that's why it was so much fun! It is very similar to other books I've read with the same story line, but I enjoyed this one more than most. The hero, Galen, is an ex-soldier working in the palace gardens when he meets the oldest princess, Rose. They don't encounter each other much and don't fall in love right away, but it's very sweet how he dotes on her and finds ways to give her gifts without the others realizing he's interested in her. This is a story about endurance and cleverness and love. This would be a great book to read on a winter's day with nothing to do. I highly recommend it!

Happy reading!

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