Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'Princess of the Midnight Ball' [3 1/2 ]

Princess Rose is the eldest of twelve sisters condemned to dance

each night for the wicked King Under Stone in his palace deep within the earth.

It is a curse that has haunted the girls since their birth -

and only death will set them free.

Then Rose meets Galen, a young soldier-turned-gardener

with an eye for adventure and a resolve that matches her own,

and freedom suddenly begins to seem a little less impossible. To defeat the King

and his dark court, they will need one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit

with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all -

true love.

This is our book club read for February...

I actually quite enjoyed reading this novel. It is loosely based on the fairy tale of the 'Twelve Dancing Princess' which I think is an old German fairy Tale.

Well written and easy to read, you'd be able to finish this novel in a sitting or two.

The two main characters of Princess Rose and soldier-turned-gardener Galen are very easy to like, and before you realize it you are hooked into their stories.

As in most fairy tales good fights against evil and hopefully good wins.

Of course there has to be romance involved and this was beautifully done.

It is a book that 14-15 year old girls will love to read.

Enjoyed Greatly.

I rate this book 3 1/2 stars...

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