Sunday, April 7, 2013

Review & Giveaway: The Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm

About the book:  High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all. When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead. Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try? And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true. The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it!

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My Review: 
I absolutely loved this book!  I think that both of my step-children (ages 8 and 11) would love this story, and I plan to read it to them the next time we have them.  This book is silly and fun and had tons of laughs.

The Persnickety Princess is a tale told by a Bard called Once. Upon. A. Time.  He has been jailed and is telling the story of the Persnickety Princess Lavender in order to get out of his situation.  Lavender has high ideals of the only prince she wants.  She hides herself in a tower and hires a witch to keep away suitors that don't fit her ideal prince.

Lavender thinks she has found her match in Prince Hugo, but he is smitten with her sister Petunia and rides off to save her from a dragon.  Lavender, not to be ignored sets up an elaborate plot to fake her own dangerous situation.  Things get bumpy when her plan misfires and she really is in danger.  When Prince Hugo's squire keeps rescuing her and Hugo continues to ignore her in favor of Petunia, will Lavender adjust her way of thinking and learn her lesson about being Persnickety?  Find out by reading her tale.

This story is cute, fun, and well written and  I look forward to reading more fairy tales by Falcon Storm.

  About the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I've filled my life with stories of every sort from my father's hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others.  Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear "reality" is far too boring.

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 About the prizes: Who doesn't love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother's Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride. Here's what you need to do...
  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.
That's it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win--the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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Emlyn Chand said...

YAY! So glad you enjoyed The Persnickety Princess, Jennifer! Thank you for joining us on this tour and for cross-posting your review to Amazon and GoodReads when you get a moment.

Em :-D

Carrie said...

THis was definitely a great book. I think the ages of your step-kids are quite appropriate for the story too

Dustykatt said...

I'm really looking forward to sitting down with my Granddaughters to read this.

Falcon Storm said...

Really stoked that you enjoyed the book and as long as there are people that enjoy them, I'm going to keep on writing them.

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