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Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Princess of Glass
by Jessica Day George

Princess of Glass (Princess 2)

By: Jessica Day George

Release Date: February 1, 2011

Rating: 4 stars

Summary: 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.

 
 

Review: 

The first part was rather slow for me and I would rate the first half of the book 3 stars. It took me a while to get into the story and I expected a bit more spunk and attitude from Poppy. And although the story itself was rather slow, the relationships between Poppy-Christian-Marianne were going really fast. After 5 seconds I already had the feeling they were best friends. Sometimes this can feel natural but it didn’t feel for me that way in Princess of Glass. I also didn’t get Ellen’s part in the story right away but after getting to know her better she grew on me. Well, I guess I mostly felt pity.

I liked the second part more (apart from the ending). The pace was faster and I liked the twist towards the end. What I didn’t like so much was the rushed ending. I expected that the evil Godmother had planned something to make the end game more difficult and tricky. Not really… Everything went really smoothly and it was over before I could blink my eyes. I wouldn’t have mind it if the ending had been worked out more.

Nevertheless, I liked Princess of Glass slightly better than Princess of the Midnight Ball. The re-telling of Cinderella and the way the author included the well-known aspects like the mice, carriage, the beautiful gown every girl dreams of (and probably once wore during carnival), and the lost slipper was nicely done.

Go to Lis’ review on Goodreads.

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