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Princess Princess Ever After

30025791Title: Princess Princess Ever After
Author: Katie O’Neill
Series: N/A
Recommended for: Grades 3-6
Pages: 56
Call Number/Link:  GN J O’Neill, K (we don’t currently own, but other Pinnacle do)

Synopsis: When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all.

Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what happily ever after really means — and how they can find it with each other.

Review: I wish I loved this one more than I did. I adore the turning gender roles on its head, which this one does nicely. It also have excellent themes of friendship & heroism as well. I even adore Sadie and Amira, but I wish there had been more. At 56 pages there is very little meat to the story. It’s cute and sweet, but it’s very surface level. I just wanted MORE. I do think that kids will probably still enjoy it, especially if they like the twisted fairy tales. However, something like Princeless may be a better suggestion. I haven’t read it yet (it’s upcoming on my list), but it is much longer than this one and covers the same type of idea.

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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Graphic Novels, Juv, Uncategorized

 

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The Wrath and The Dawn

the-wrath-and-the-dawn-2Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Series: Sage of Shahrzad and Khalid
Recommended for: 8th Grade and up
Pages: 404 pages
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION AHDIEH, R. 

Synopsis: In this re-imagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.

I really enjoyed this story it is well written and the world is mesmerizing. I feel as though you get to know the main characters and a few minor pretty well.   Shahrzad is a smart, strong character that has a quick temper and a silver tongue.  She uses her storytelling skills to stay alive the first night, but than must rely on her wit to stay alive while she tries to find the best way to kill the boy-king.  It is part of a saga, so I am not sure how many books are going to come.  I am almost done with the second book and still loving the story.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Fairy Tales, Romance, Teen

 

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