Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Wide-Awake Princess

As Princess Annie walks through the castle, everyone bows away from her. But this gesture is by no means a sign of respect, but one of caution. You see, when her elder sister Gwendolyn was born, she was graced with amazing beauty, but cursed by an evil fairy. In order to prevent Annie being cursed, her parents asked that she never be touched by magic. Now that Gwendolyn's curse has taken hold, Annie must find her sister's true love to kiss her awake. Will Annie finish this quest...or will she be doomed to failure?

The Wide-Awake Princess is an enchanting tale of magic, princes, and possible love. E.D Baker spins a wonderful tale that incorporates new and old fairy-tale friends. I especially liked this book because it reminded me of all the tales I read in my younger youth. The story moves along at a good pace, with enough details so it's realistic, but not so much you feel like skipping over full paragraphs. I'm suggesting this book to young girls looking for a pleasant magical read.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Seaside , OR USA