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I truly enjoyed Princess of the Midnight Ball!  This is a totally new twist on an age old classic, The Twelve Dancing Princesses.  If you are a fairy tale junkie, this is definitely a book you should look into, and even if you aren’t a big fan of fantasy, there’s still a good dose of adventure, family troubles and true love.  Either way, I think you should give this book a go!  What I loved about this book is the strong resolve of the hero, Galen.  Nothing can stop him from saving the Princesses, even when he was denied access to the castle and various resources, he worked it out.  In this version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the girls are forced to dance each night, bound by a contract that their mother made before her death, to dance for 24 years in return for 12 daughters and the end of their war.  Another difference is that the many princes who tried and failed to discover the cause of the princesses’ worn out slippers, all died tragic deaths, and because of their deaths, the princesses are then tried for witchcraft.  My favorite character in the book would have to be Lily, she is the oldest after Rose, because she can be motherly and sweet one moment and then the next moment, she’s throwing knives and firing a pistol at their pursuers!  I loved the fact that she was not a push over like many of her sisters, although she didn’t have the cunning that Rose had, she was definitely NOT defenseless!  Overall, this book is filled with quirky and fun characters, and with 12 girls of various ages and personalities, there’s bound to be someone that the reader will be able to connect with.  I think that this is an eloquently written book full of things for everyone!  So if you need a distraction this summer, pick up Princess of the Midnight Ball, and I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by: Austen A.

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