Princess of the Midnight Ball
By Jessica Day George
Bloomsbury, 2009. 280 pgs. Juvenile/young adult fiction.
In a lovely fairy tale retold, twelve princesses are cursed to dance every night in a mysterious otherworld. A former soldier, working as a gardener in the royal gardens, works together with the eldest princess in an attempt to break the spell and free the sisters. The challenge is even more difficult than imagined as they are up against a deeply cunning and manipulative foe. Rediscover an old story told by a fresh new voice in Princess of the Midnight Ball.
This book was interesting and captivating; it is an excellent choice for any reader who loves other fairy tales by authors like Shannon Hale and Gale Carson Levine. It's written in a way that can appeal to both adults and children alike.