Author: Jessica Day George
Publication: May 25, 2010
Series: Princess #2
Source: Local Library
Read: February 5-9, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads):
This sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball was a fun read. I really fell in love with the character of Poppy. Jessica Day George stated her reason for writing this Cinderella retelling is that there is no way the girls would want to be stuck in another fairy tale where there is a lot of dancing.
Poppy moves to another castle as part of the Princess exchange program. I really loved Poppy's character in Princess of the Midnight Ball, so I was happy to see her as part of this novel. She is very strong person. Poppy does not want to dance despite being great at it. I didn't like Christian as much as I liked Galen, but he was very charming. Then there is Eleanor or Ella. Eleanor was born into a wealthy family, but after the death of her parents became a maid. She is clumsy, and could care less about doing her duties correctly. There is a twist to this Cinderella tale and that is that the Fairy Godmother is evil. The Corely told Ella lies in order to trap her in an enchantment.
I loved this Cinderella retelling because it mixed in the elements of Princess of the Midnight Ball into Princess of Glass. The story took a different turn to Cinderella. I didn't expect the ending that happened. It was not nearly as complex as the ending from Princess of the Midnight Ball, but I really liked the ending especially since there was some points that I wasn't sure what Poppy's part in the story was. This was my favorite in the Princess series because I love how this story took a twist on the tale of Cinderella. I really liked Eleanor and Princess Poppy as characters. I would recommend this series.