Sheila's Books Read

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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Review of "Princess of Glass" by Jessica Day George

The engrossing companion novel to Princess of the Midnight Ball, with a wicked twist on Cinderella.

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances—and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale—until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

I love Jessica's stories. I have liked every book that she has written. I give her the title first of a fantastic storyteller, then a writer. Anyone can write, but not everyone can tell a good story.

My favorite part about this book is the main character Poppy. I love her spirit, determination and intelligence. Her background dealing with black magic, comes in handy while figuring out the mystery to Ellen's transformation.

I also really liked the twist on this retelling of Cinderella. I have been very bored with many of the retelling's up to this point. Having the "Cinderella" be Ellen,"Eleanora", another character in the story, this was a good thing for me. It fit her gullible and fragile personality better. You can understand why she would have fallen prey to an evil source.

I wish that there had been more romance between Poppy and Christian at the end. I felt like things were just getting started between the two of them. My favorite male character in this story was Roger. He was a well rounded character showing much personality and wisdom. I almost wanted to see Poppy and Roger end up together.

As others have said and I agree, my favorite Jessica Day George book is still "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow". It sits there among my top 10 favorite books. I can't wait to read the next book from Jessica.

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