Title: Rose and the Lost Princess
Author: Holly Webb
Series: Rose, #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication date: April 1st, 2014
My rating: 4.5 of 5
(Book read on June 19th to June 20th, 2014, from a review copy received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)
Now an apprentice magician, Rose is asked to help find a very special missing personTurning the worn pages of her spell book, Rose can't believe how much her life has changed. Once a poor orphan, she is now an apprentice to the king's chief magician. But when the country's beloved princess vanishes, everything changes. As rumors of dark magic fly through the city, the king asks Rose for help. She must find the missing princess, before all is lost.
My Thoughts on the Book:
Rose and the Lost Princess is a great follow-up to the amazing Rose. Once again, I was completely entertained & enchanted by the story & the setting, and especially by the characters in it, and I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.Rose tries to balance her new life. She's still delightful and smart and fun, and I loved reading about her everyday life, because it's anything but boring. But, there's trouble brewing against all the magicians. And of course there's the mystery of the snow in October, as well as the Princess mystery. Who's behind these things, and is it possible that they just might be connected?I loved the writing style. Holly Webb really manages to capture the atmosphere of the palace, the magic, the snow, just about everything. It's so whimsical, and enchanting, and magical, and fun, yet there's also something not-quite-so-right about it all. I loved going on another mysterious adventure with Rose, Gus & Freddie, as well as all the new & old characters. It was delightful to meet them all, and as I said, I can't wait to see what will happen next.I highly recommend Rose and the Lost Princess to every fan of magical stories. It's historical, yet fairy-tale-like, humorous, mysterious, adventurous, and full of lovable characters, that you wouldn't want to leave.