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Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

September 8th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars

Description from A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

I was drawn to this book first mainly due to the cover.  I loved the dress and thought the dress was gorgeous.   While the story was not bad it is not one of my favorite books.  Apparently the story is based on some fairy tale that I am not familiar with but it was still an interesting concept.  Galen was a wonderful hero although I found some of his actions to be rather inept for a professional soldier.  Nonetheless he and Rose seemed perfect together and I would like to see the stories of the rest of the princesses as they all finally settle down.  There is a hint that there are other portals that allow evil forces into this world and are being protected by 4 white witches.  So I think that leaves room open for sequels.  Galen’s knitting talent holds a prominent role in the story and there was an interesting afterword that mentions knitting initially being a male only past time as it was thought to be too complex for women’s minds.  It even mentions how some schools required it’s students to be able to knit in order to graduate.  I found that to be an interesting historical tidbit as now knitting is so predominantly a woman’s hobby.

This was a Library Loot book.


Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

5 Responses

  1. Falling Off The Shelf

    This book sounds very interesting, and as for the cover..I love it too! Great review.

  2. dsuzuki


  3. Belle

    That is definitely a gorgeous cover! I don’t usually pick a book because of its cover, but that one might persuade me. Just love that gown. And that’s an interesting thing about the knitting.

  4. dsuzuki

    LOL. I am always drawn to those sorts of covers. I also picked up I think it was Luxe based on the cover.

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