Book Review, princess of glass, princess of the midnight ball

Book Reviews: Princess books

Title: Princess of the Midnight Ball
Author: Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: January 2008
Pages: 288
Series: Princess #1
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

From Goodreads.com:
A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above. Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

 
My Thoughts:
I LOVE a good Princess story. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George did not disappoint. I loved it! I seriously just enjoyed staying up late engrossed in this world of princes and princesses. This is a story of 12 princess sisters forced to dance every night from midnight to dawn. The story mostly follows the oldest sister Rose and a soldier turned royal gardener named Galen. The book is full of heartache, exhaustion, sisterly love, adventure, and romance of course!

Title: Princess of Glass
Author: Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 2010
Pages: 257
Series: Princess #2
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

From Goodreads.com:
Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances–and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale–until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

My Thoughts:
One of the middle sisters from Princess of the Midnight Ball, Poppy, is the main character of Princess of Glass. Princess Poppy is sent to a neighboring country to help better alliances. She meets another Prince visiting as well. There is another girl involved who happens to be a maid often covered in cinders. It’s a fun twist on the tale of Cinderella. I loved it!

Happy Reading!