Monday, August 22, 2016

The Princess and the Sorceress. My review!

Nothing is coincidental. Not when you have a handful of helpful fairies, and one sorceress bent on vengeance! Jenny finds herself whisked back into the future just as she’s about to kiss the groom.  Genevieve finds herself longing for modern conveniences as she switches places as well. But there is more to this tale than time swapping.

This book does not read as a standalone; it is a direct continuation from the first book (The Princess and the Prom Queen). Though the plot is well executed, I found the characters’ adjustment period to their time swapping unbelievable. They adjust without much difficulty and, again, I like to be convinced by showing, not telling. That’s just me.

There is a dragon in here! Though I enjoyed his debut, I wish Weist gave him a more in depth part—he is a very promising character. Same with the sorceress’s daughter. When Weist introduced the sorceress’s daughter and how the sorceress was using her as part of her evil plot, I thought, “ooh, more characters mean more complications. More complications mean a fast paced read.” For a moment, I believed the daughter was the key to something bigger. Sadly, the daughter is only a tiny mention.

This story is as charming as the first. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to read a clean, fun, fairytale adventure!

The publisher provided an electronic copy for an honest review.

Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. Her books include Ring of Truth; A Christmas Worth Billions, Fashioned for Love; Endless: A Modern Cinderella Tale; The Princess and the Prom Queen; Magicians of the Deep; the Luck series--Stolen Luck, Twist of Luck, Best of Luck, More Than Just Luck, No Such Luck, and Just My Luck, a novella.

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