Aug 6, 2010

#145 - "Princess of the Midnight Ball" by Jessica Day George


A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn.

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all - true love - to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George's take on the Grimms' tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

My rating: 5/5

My thoughts on the book: 
This is a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses! I have to say that I loved this book! I loved the story & the characters, especially Galen & I highly recommend it! It's lovely fairy tale, that everyone should read it! 



  1. I really enjoyed this one too, and there's apparently a sequel, Princess of Glass, featuring another one of the sisters!

  2. I love the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and will definitely have to get a hold of this book. Thanks for the review!

  3. I really have got to read this one.... :)