Thursday, March 31, 2011

Princess of the Midnight Ball :: A Book Review

Is it already Thursday? I swear time is speeding up. SWEAR! Anyhow, Thursday means a book review. And if you want to know what books other writers LOVE, you have to check out the links below! My fellow Bookanistas will only review books that they can gush about.

Last week I read Jessica Day George's Princess of the Midnight Ball.

Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and—of course—true love. Inspired by "The Twelve Dancing Princesses,"this novel is as captivating as it is fresh." -From Amazon

What I liked about this book: Seriously? You really want to know? The knitting! Or, more importantly, Galen, the guy who does the knitting. Have you ever thought of knitting as sexy? Well, IT IS! Read the book and you'll see what I mean.

What I Liked About the Characters: Galen. Yes, the knitter again. He's also a rugged soldier with an awesome work ethic (I must be getting old if I think a guy's work ethic makes him attractive) and cheerful disposition.

I like the princesses, too. They're all named after flowers. And they're all unique.

The Other Thing I Liked: Jessica Day George can really write! She's got a talent for weaving words into mental images. Things feel real in her writing, sincere, and true.

So if you need a captivating, beautiful book that will hold your attention from the beginning to the end, check this one out!

In other news, Check out Jessi Kirby's blog for an awesome giveaway!

As for the funky spacing on the links below, all I can say is: Sometimes I hate you! (All right, hate might be a bit strong, but I think you know what I mean.)


Jessi said...

This one sounds intriguing! And way different from the Barbie version my daughter watches!

Unknown said...

Looks interesting. I always love when a writer can "weave words into mental images." Thanks for the review!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I love fairy tale retellings! Yay!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a terrific book - thanks for the tip :)

Jo Schaffer said...

Sounds good. I wonder if it is like Wildwood Dancing-- that was also based on the dancing Princesses and it was really beautifully written.

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I didn't read the book yet, but some people recommend me to read it, I'm also the kind of person that doesn't make reviews, just a few words are ok for me.

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