Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle by Pepper Thorn
Princess Rose carries a dangerous curse.
Everyone loves her.
When she turns away each of the princes desperate to marry her, one takes matters into his own hands. He steals her away througah a magic mirror to his own distant kingdom. But nothing in the Crystal Castle is quite what it seems: not the handsome prince, not the mad king she never sees, not even the silent page who becomes her only friend. When Rose finally unravels the maze of secrets and discovers what the prince really wants, she knows she must escape or lose more than her life.
Fans of dark fairytales like Coraline and Clockworks will thrill to the mystery and suspense of Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle.
A middle grade fairytale for ages 8 and up.
I hadn't read a fantasy book in quite some time. Usually, I love reading fantasy books all throughout the summer. Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle was the perfect book to get me back into that mindset. It was a short read, yet it was entertaining.
I must admit, the book was predictable. Princess becomes cursed, something bad happens, princess has to save the kingdom. Even though it was predictable, it was still a fun book to read. I loved Princess Rose's personality. She stood up for herself, and didn't take crap from anyone. She's a great role model. I also enjoyed how her curse played out in the book. It played a very vital role in helping her with what she needed to do.
I didn't Trust Prince Raven from the beginning. I could tell right away that he was a jerk who was up to no good. When he avoided her questions and was gone for a while, I immediately became suspicious of him.
The book ends in a weird way. It didn't tie up all the loose ends, which bothered me. However, the way it is done is beautiful. It's the only thing that I didn't predict in the book before it happened. Even though Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle was predictable, I still greatly enjoyed it.
I give Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle: 3/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, Typing Cat Press, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.