Pub. Date: May 25th 2010
Pages: 257 pages
From Goodreads.com:I loved Jessica Day George's Princess of the Midnight Ball, which is the first book in this series/companion set. You don't necessarily need to read the first one, but I highly recommend you to read it.
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.
Poppy was not one of my favorite characters in the first book, mainly because I didn't know much about her. I'm glad that this book was about her though. She is smart, funny, and not afraid to speak her mine at certain times. I loved watching her grow through this book and her relationship with the prince. Their relationship was a bit frustrating at times, but it was definitely interesting.
This book is loosely based on Cinderella (I think), and I loved the way Jessica Day George wrote it. Her writing is so enjoyable and her re-tellings are incredibly interesting. I don't think there was a dull point in the book. The only problem I had was that there were a few predictable parts.
Overall this was another wonderful book by Jessica Day George and I can't wait to see what she writes next!
Rating: 4.5 stars / 5 stars