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Princess Of The Silver Woods-A Book Review

2 Jan

Sorry this review is so long…but, it was a really good book:)

When princess Petunia and her twelve sisters Rose, Lily, Jonquil, Violet, Poppy, Daisy, Lilac, Hyacinth, Lilac,  Iris, Pansy, and Orchid were younger they were forced to go into the dark Kingdom Under Stone every night and dance against their will because their mother, the late Queen Maude, had made a deal with the evil King Under Stone. The princesses had defeated The King Under Stone and some of his sons along with the help of Rose’s lover Galen, but are still being haunted with the cruel nightmares of the new King Under Stone, along with visits in the night from the princes’ shadow forms.

Petunia, the youngest of all her sisters, was on her way to stay at her friend The Grand Duchess’s estate along with the duchess’s grandson Prince Grigori, when her coach was attacked by a group of bandits, The Westfalin Wolves! And even worse, brave Petunia was abducted by their leader Oliver!

When Petunia gets to the Grand Duchess’s estate not everything is how it should be…The nightmares about The Kingdom Under Stone are becoming more and more real, the evil princes of the Kingdom Under Stone are out to get Petunia and her sisters, Oliver has discovered mysterious writing on the floors of a hot house at the estate, and everywhere the princesses look there is someone trying to get them into the Kingdom Under Stone! Is the duchess really one of the Nine Daughters of Russaka? Why does the maid Olga seem so suspicious? And will Oliver, Petunia, the Princesses, and their husbands be able to defeat the King Under Stone once and for all?

My Thoughts: I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It may even be my new favorite!  As many of you know I love all of Jessica Day George’s books and she is one of my favorite authors. Since I read the other two books in the trilogy Princess of the Midnight Ball (which you can read my review of here) and Princess of Glass and loved them I have been awaiting the release of this ever since I found out about it over the summer. When I got it for Christmas I was so excited and I immediately went in to reading it, and then I read it again because it was so good! It’s really interesting to see more of Petunia’s personality now that she is older. I really liked the take on Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, and the Twelve Dancing Princesses all in one. Oliver was so sweet to Petunia and they were such a cute couple:) It was really cool to have the good frau come back since she played such an important role in the first book. I was really surprised at the end of the story, but I’m not going to tell you what happened because I’ll spoil it:) Jessica Day George did a great job with the writing and I was never bored:) The princesses are definitely my favorite characters and I understand what they’re feeling throughout the whole book. Princess Poppy is really funny and brings comical relief to really suspenseful moments:) I understood why Oliver turned to banditry after I heard his story and it was kind of funny to read about him abducting Petunia. It’s really cute when Oliver tries to deny that he loves Petunia, but you know he really does. Prince Grigori and The Grand Duchess are so evil! They are my least favorite characters in the whole book, but the Nine Daughters of Russaka tale was really interesting to read about. The King Under Stone and his brothers are so evil and bad, but they’re funny at the same time, especially when Violet and Poppy beat them at poker and got all the princesses’ things back:) Galen and Heinrich were really sweet and you could tell that they cared about the princesses a lot:) And they were really brave when they helped Oliver and his men escape and when they went into the Kingdom Under Stone. I know that Oliver’s men are minor characters, but they are very loyal and they have so much confidence in Oliver! I give this book  10 stars out of 5 (It was that good!)

Princess Of The Midnight Ball-A Book Review

6 Apr

Princess of the Midnight Ball

Princesses Rose, Lily, Jonquil, Violet, Poppy, Daisy, Lilac, Hyacinth, Lilac,  Iris, Pansy, Orchid, and Petunia are forced to dance against their will every night at midnight in the Under Stone Realm because their Mother, Queen Maude had made a deal with The King Under Stone and his twelve sons. Now it’s a few years later and Queen Maude has died the only thing left to remind you of her is her garden full of flowers and her daughters named after flowers. Meet Galen, a young solider returning back from the war, his family is dead and goes off to look for his uncle. Soon Galen finds himself working in the Queen’s garden at the castle. When Rose and Galen first meet it is a terrible sight. Rose falls into a fountain and gets a disease which her eleven sisters catch as quickly as she did. Now everyone is hearing about the princesses’ worn out dancing slippers, why were they dancing if they were sick? Many princes had tried to find out and were found dead the week later. Galen did not care, he had to find out and help Rose…and her sisters, (but mainly Rose.) Then the princesses are accused of witch craft, Galen knows this is not true and feels like he is the one to help. But he is not the only one who knows the Queen and princesses secrets. But he loves Rose….

My Thoughts: I love Jessica Day George and first read her book Tuesdays at the castle, this was not as good but I still loved the take on the Twelve Dancing Princesses, I hope there is a third book in the series, I already read the sequel. I give this book four and a half stars out of five.