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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Enchanting, magical, thrilling!

The novel centers around a girl named Reveka who is an apprentice to the castle's herbalist. The castle where she works harbors twelve princesses who dance their shoes to pieces each night. There is a huge reward for anyone who can solve the mystery of where they go, bu...
The novel centers around a girl named Reveka who is an apprentice to the castle's herbalist. The castle where she works harbors twelve princesses who dance their shoes to pieces each night. There is a huge reward for anyone who can solve the mystery of where they go, but anyone caught spying on the princesses at night either "disappears" or falls into a sleep from which they never awaken. Reveka is desperate to find out where the princesses go so that she can win the dowry and go off to a nunnery to be a herbalist. For all that the book immediately sounds like a new version of THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, this story only encompasses half the book. For once Reveka manages to follow the princesses and find out what is happening, something HORRIBLE happens.something that changes her life forever. THE PRINCESS CURSE shifts gears and delves deeper, following Reveka on a dangerous journey of her own that I don't really want to spoil for you.

I adored Reveka and think Haskell is a brilliant new writer. I want more books by her and would love to see more stories set in this world (but the publisher will only request more if THE PRINCESS CURSE sells well, hint hint HINT). I wasn't ready to leave when the last page was turned. It's funny; when I first heard about THE PRINCESS CURSE and saw the book's awesome cover, it was an instant must-read. When I found out that the book would be middle-grade, I decided to borrow it rather than buy it, thinking it might be like other middle-grade fairy tale re-tellings where I'd rather own them in paperback and not pay the hardcover price. As soon as I finished reading this, however, I knew that I needed a copy of my own and had to buy it right away! The novel is middle-grade due to the fact that Reveka is only thirteen. It has a hint of teen in it, though, touching on one word in particular that a child won't understand.and hopefully won't look up in the dictionary. Because the book skews younger, there isn't as much of a romantic element as I like in my fairy tales, but it's open-ended enough that we might get a lot more in a sequel.which I want to read right NOW

posted by Bonnie_W on September 19, 2011

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Stop!

    IGNORE the other reviews, this book is bad!

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