Saturday, January 31, 2015

My TBR List January: Princess of the Midnight Ball short review

Hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading
Book: Princess of the Midnight Ball
Author: Jessica Day George
Publication: January 20th, 2009
Source: Local Library
Read: Currently Reading

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

 Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

 Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.



My Thoughts:

I'm currently on page 124 of Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. I just wanted to do a short review since I haven't finished the book yet and you can look for my full review during fairy tale fortnight, which will happen sometime in March.

So far Princess of the Midnight Ball is amazing. I just finished My Life with the Walter Boys which had 12 boys and this one has 12 girls as children. I find it funny that I read these two books so close together. I find myself very addicted to Princess of the Midnight Ball. I plan to only read a few pages before going to bed and an hour later I finally decide I should go to sleep.

The main sister in this book is Rose, but all the sisters have a part in the book and we are able to see bits and pieces of each sister's personality. I love how closely this book follows along with the 12 Dancing Princesses. The Midnight Ball is so mysterious, which makes me want to keep reading to solve the mystery. I am also falling in love with Galen, the groundkeepers who shouldn't be involved with the princesses, but finds himself attracted anyways.

There is my short review. I'm sure I will have a lot more to say once I finish the novel. Look for my full review during Fairy Tale Fortnight.


As a sidenote I also finished another one of my TBR list votes this month which was Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins. I really enjoyed this book also and would highly recommend it.

It is time for another month of TBR List Meme. Here's my schedule for February.

February 7th: Vote
February 14th: Winner
February 28th: Review

Come back and vote.

16 comments:

  1. This sounds like a magical read, Rachael, I'm glad you're enjoying it so far :)

    Have a great weekend and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Its great. I'm almost finished now and just so in love with this book.

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  2. I have this one somewhere on my bookshelf I really need to try it. :)

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  3. Love books with a fairytale theme or that are a fairytale telling! And love that you are loving it! It sounds like a fun read.

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    1. I'm totally in a fairy tale mood right now.

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  4. Oh this oen sounds interesting and the cover is lovely. I am glad to hear you are enjoying it and am looking forward to your full review. And what a coincidence you read a book with 12 boys first and now a book with 12 girls.

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    1. I love the strange coincidence. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I really liked this series, I need need to read the third one finally!

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    1. I'm binge reading the series currently.

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  6. I'm so glad you are loving it! Galen stole my heart too. He is such a good guy, and I love his interactions with Rose and her sisters.

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    1. Galen is so great. I'm really enjoying this book.

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  7. So glad to hear you're enjoying the book. This short review is a great post. Love it!

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    1. Look for my full review during fairy tale fortnight.

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  8. I'm glad you're enjoying (or enjoyed, at this point) Princess of the Midnight Ball. It does sound really good - I might have to read it, too. I can't remember what I voted for but I think it might have been Sold for Endless Rue, so I'm happy to hear that was a great read as well!

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    1. I'm on the third book in the series now and I think they are all great. Sold for Endless Rue was also a great read. Thanks for stopping by Brandee!

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