A wonderfully clean read. Maybe it was just really nice and refreshing to read after reading 2 zombie books.
This is the story of Azalea, the oldest of 12 princesses. It was new to have the royal family be poor. They lived in the castle but had to have porridge for breakfast every morning and pass down too big of clothes/shoes to the younger sisters. I felt more sorry for the princesses when they were poor than when they were rich in other versions of this story.
My favorite sister by far is Bramble! The sisters are named in alphabetical order from Azalea to Lily so Bramble is the 2nd daughter. She is so funny! I love how she really has no filter. Whatever she’s thinking she’s going to say and do.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t the type of book where I couldn’t put it down and had to read it late into the night, but it’s a nice change to be able to put a book down when I need to do other things. I highly recommend reading it. There of course are a few romances blooming which always makes a book better for me!
Funny Bramble sayings (there are lots more!):
“All ten of them crowded about together on the floor, hidden, pressed between the trees and the wall.
‘looks . . . comfortable,’ said Azalea.
‘It’s not so bad now that we can’t feel our legs.’ Bramble grinned, her thin lips turning up into a wry smile.”
“‘Oh . . . stuff if, Delphinium,’ said Bramble.”
Talking to her father the king-
“‘Down with tyranny!’ Bramble cried. ‘Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!‘”