Reviewed by Shelby N, bookworm extraordinaire
This is a beautiful book! Roughly based on 'Cinderella', the main character of this book is a secondary character in one of the Authors previous books. Princess Poppy of Westfalin is sent away to Breton as a part of royal exchange program (for the royals of marrying age). There she meets the Danelaw Prince, Christian. With an enchanted Prince, a to-good-to-be-true Godmother, a soot-covered maid, and, yes, glass slippers, will Poppy ever have her happily ever after?
I love this book because it has something for everyone. Into magic? There is a Fairy Godmother. Is action your thing? There are plenty of action scenes. Do you want romance? There is just enough romance so that those who crave it will be happy, and little enough that those who don't won't be bogged down. You can also relate to the characters, which I believe creates a strong and captivating plot. The author did a wonderful job of creating scenes and locations that the reader can see, but also does not spend so much time in this that the reader becomes bored.
This book is a must on my bookshelf, and one I have read over and over again. The author has written many other YA books, and all of them are wonderful. Although this book is marketed under YA, it could be read by middle school children. It beautiful, easy to read, and portrays strong characters and plot. Not to mention the cover art is gorgeous! That is why I can firmly say that Jessica Day George is one of my favorite authors.
Market: (Young Adult Fiction)