Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George, Book Review
Blurb from the book:
When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.
I love the twelve dancing princesses story! It is one of my very favorite fairy tales! I have read many different versions, yet I keep coming back to Jessica Day George's retelling. She begins with her first in the series, Princess of the Midnight Ball, followed by the second in the series, Princess of Glass. Each story gives a unique perspective to the magic and curse surrounding the twelve princesses. The third and final book in the series, Princess of the Silver Woods, did not disappoint! It incorporated even more fairy tales into the story, like Robin Hood and Little Red Riding Hood. The book was fast-paced and all of my favorite characters were there! Some new characters were introduced, some likeable and some that were not. I felt myself trying to figure out who was really good and was putting on a facade! In this final installment of the Princess series, Princess of the Silver Woods will have you on your toes as you take the adventure of a life-time! Bravo, five stars to Jessica Day George! I love her work and can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!
You can pick up Princess of the Silver Woods for pre-order via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
This book will be released December 11, 2012.
Source: Netgalley; publisher for review
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