Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Review: THE PRINCESS AND THE PROM QUEEN by Jaclyn Weist

Back Cover Blurb
genre: YA fantasy 
Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention. 

Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than everything she always wanted. 

As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become. 

My Review
4.5 stars out of 5
I love a good fairytale, especially if it's remade in an interesting and unique way. THE PRINCESS AND THE PROM QUEEN is exactly that!

The author did a great job of differentiating between Jenny and Genevieve's voices. They felt like very distinct characters, and I never struggled separating them out in my mind. Furthermore, I liked both of them equally! I kept turning pages because I couldn't wait to find out what happened with each girl.

I really loved some of the minor characters in this book, particularly Ammon. He was just a great brother. I really loved Lucy and the love interests as well.

I found the fairytale world fun and captivating, and loved some of the things Genevieve found unusual in the 21st century (toothbrushes that don't hurt!). It made me really believe both girls had traveled to an unfamiliar place and time.

There were some really surprising plot twists in this book that I loved. It's hard to catch me off guard, and the author did that in this novel more than once. But I think my favorite part of the whole book was the ending. It was unexpected, and so perfect! As I got closer and closer to the end, I kept thinking, "There is no way she can wrap this up in the amount of pages left!" But she did and I loved it and it was perfect.

A fun, romantic, and CLEAN read perfect for anyone. The book is written for a YA market, but I think tweens and younger would find this book enjoyable too.

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