Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Posse of Princesses Review

300 pages

Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue. What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them. Everyone learns a lot about friendship and hate, politics and laughter, romantic ballads and sleeping in the dirt with nothing but a sword for company. But most of all they learn about the many meanings of love.

I was first introduced to Sherwood Smith as an author from randomly picking up her novel of Crown Duel and Court Duel. I really enjoyed those and hoped for more. A Posse of Princesses isn't as good as those novels, but it is a bit of a fun light-hearted romantic read. Rhis isn't the typical princess of a fairytale, she has a strong mind and does things her own way. I do wish that This was more of a action character, that is, enjoying sword fighting and horseback riding, but she is still able to make a pretty formidable character. There is an awesome twist in this novel (even though I figured it out quite early) that is definitely a bit different from most books I read. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fairytale-like stories and romance.


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