Sunday, November 13, 2011

Princess Stories

I know, it's been forever. Does anyone check this anymore?? :) But I recently read two books that I enjoyed, both fairy tale retellings by Jessica Day George (how did I not know she existed until now?).

Princess of the Midnight Ball -- This is a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses story. I liked the setting a lot, and the main character is really the boy in this one. He was great. And he knits. How about that?

Princess of Glass -- This is a companion book, written about one of the younger sisters from the first princess story. I won't tell you which tale she's rewriting; see if you can guess! I think I liked this one even better than the first.

They're pretty easy reads with well-developed characters and they're both fun worlds to fall into for a while.


Kellie said...

I also loved Princess of the midnight ball and when I get the chance will have to read the other one you suggested. If you liked these I suggest you read Palace of Mirrors. I cant remember who wrote it, but I really like it oh and another good one is Book of a Thousand Days, that's one I need to buy because it's worth reading again and again.

Cathy said...

I'll have to check these out soon - I'm reading The Princess Academy - perhaps all these princess books are preparing us for the small princesses we're raising??