Princess of the Silver Woods (Twelve Dancing Princesses Series)

Princess of the Silver Woods (Twelve Dancing Princesses Series)

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by Jessica Day George
     
 

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Jessica Day George's inspired fairytale that combines the popular stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood.

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Jessica Day George's inspired fairytale that combines the popular stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greta Holt
Petunia was only seven when she and her sisters were forced to dance with unwelcome suitors in the Kingdom Under Stone. Rescued from the kingdom years ago, the sisters have moved on with their lives. Petunia, the youngest sister, is sixteen, an excellent shot, and a determined girl. But she and her sisters are beginning to have terrible nightmares of the princes below the ground. In the final book of George's trilogy, the evil suitors find a portal to the real world and devise a way to try to kidnap the sisters. Petunia falls in love with a real world bandit who is an earl. Rose and Poppy, heroines of former princess books, support their husbands. Magic is brought into play, and the evil doers receive their just desserts. Petunia is spunky and positive, but the character does not focus on obvious details, such as the duchess's involvement with the prison under the ground. Her good earl Oliver is given an attractive voice, and it would be interesting for readers to spend more time with him. The book does pull all threads of the trilogy together neatly. It is difficult, though, to force one plot to do so much heavy lifting. Readers may become frustrated with explanations of the earlier relationships among people, evil spirits, and wars. Fans of George's reframing of the twelve dancing princesses fairy tale, though, will be pleased with the ending. Third in the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" series. Reviewer: Greta Holt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619631267
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
Twelve Dancing Princesses Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
79,316
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the author of Princess of Glass and Princess of the Midnight Ball as well as three novels in the Dragon Slippers series, and Tuesdays at the Castle. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and was a movie store clerk, a bookseller, and a school office lady before becoming a writer.
www.jessicadaygeorge.com

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Princess of the Silver Woods 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
TheLifeofaBookAddict More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the cover of the book. It reminded me of Little Red Riding Hood wandering through the forest, which is one of the fairy tales this book recreates in a new way that and Robin Hood. Princess of the Silver Woods is the third book in the Princess series by Jessica Day George. This particular story centers on Petunia, who is the youngest out of her twelve sisters.  While traveling to visit the Grand Duchess Volenskaya's estate their coach is seized by the Wolves of Westfalian Woods. Petunia may be young, but she carries a gun on her for protection and uses it to gain her freedom from the bandits...for the moment.  In their kingdom there is a new King Under Stone. When the King's father used to reign, a curse fell upon the twelve sisters that forced them to dance for King Under Stone each night at the midnight balls.. The sisters were able to free themselves from the curse, but now the son of King Under Stone has taken the throne and is eager to prove that he is just as strong if not more than his father was. He is desperate to save his crumbling kingdom. And he believes he knows the only way to save it. When Petunia eventually makes it to the Grand Duchess Volenskaya's estate she realizes that things are not always what they appear to be and danger can come in many forms.  This was a cute story and I had fun reading it. I wasn't sure what to expect since it was a retelling of Robin Hood and Red Riding Hood, but I think Jessica Day George did a good job. I got caught up in a world filled with a rich historical setting, beautiful princesses, bad guys, good guys, and a magical curse. I liked it. Fairytales are always entertaining to read, no matter what age you are. ** I received this book from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books/Netgalley in exchange for nothing, but my honest review. Thank you!** 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Jessica's books and her Twelve Princess trilogy is by far the best I've read. I got the book yesterday and finished it already. It keeps you in supense so you have to know what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and I had a hard time putting it down. A very good end to a great trilogy of stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author, and i highly recommend the other two books of this series. This book was a very good conclusion to the series. C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Princess of series, especially this one. Even though the story has a slow start, it gets better as it goes along. It's nice to see how everything ends with Petunia and her sisters. If you love fairytales, I recommend this one.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
Another great fairy tale re-telling by Jessica Day George.  I liked reading about these characters again and I feel it is a must for anyone who has read the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!! This book and the 2nd book are tied for my favorite!! The first book was awesome and these are also awesome! This is one of my favorite series to read and i will diffinatly be re-reading these books! I read this book in less than 24hours and read the other ones in about the same amount of time. These books just make you wanna keep reading and i seriously didnt put the book down until i was done with it. Cant wait to read it again!! One of the BEST books ever in my opinion!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my god why does it have to end!!! -a very concerned readee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book sooooooo much, it reminded me of the maximum tride series by James Patterson in a way. Immeadeatly when i read it i fell in love with it. The suspense keeps you on you toes and the story is unforgettable. I am notgoing to narrorate the whole story like some other people do, but i am going to say i looooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -dance on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the other 2 books in the series and this one was not a disappointment!
bookworm-reader More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. But not as much as I liked the other two. This one was good but I found Petunia to be kind of annoying in that she wouldn't believe anything bad about anyone. Hello!? Petunia you do remember The King Under Stone, right? He is not the only Bad Guy here. That is pretty much the big thing that got to me, that I could not get passed. Oliver for his part was good at first and then turned in to a fool.. not being able to speak right and not really helping all that much at the end.. I mean really she could have had a better love intrest. If you are going to retell Robin Hood why not write a more "Robin Hood and Maid Marian" love story... More fighting with arrows and swords to save the love of your life? Just a thought. Though I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first two doesn't mean I didn't like it! I would have to say though that Poppy's story is my number one, then Rose's, then Petunia's. All in all good Twelve Princess trilogy and I WILL be re-reading all three in the furture!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does it have to be ptunettia i think this one should be about pansy because they introduced her charter more in thr fist book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down just like the other ones. Loved every word and enjoyed seeing how things turned out! Good read!
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Happy cinco de mayo! *tosses everyone a chip bag an puts out a salsa bowl*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in putting suitcase on the bed beside Sage's and sits on Sage's bed with a giant grin* Hi. What's going on?
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Turns over... hey ill tell yahh in the mornin im tired.
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SomerMem More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Couldn't put it down! This author captivates you!:-)