July 2010 Loved it This was an interesting take on the Cinderella story, told from the perspective of Poppy, Christian and Eleanora I m thinking Eleanora is supposed to be the Cinderella character, but the main characters are really Poppy and Christian I loved both, they were fun to read and I enjoyed their relationship Poppy is a fun and unique heroine She is a bit of a tom boy, but is striving to be a little lady like She doesn t take any gruff from people and jumps in to help when she sees her friends in trouble Christian was also a great leading man, even when he was enchanted with Ella his feeling for Poppy kept him grounded I hope I haven t given away too much there This is a sequle companion to Princess of the Midnight Ball, it could probably stand on its own, but I would recommend reading them in order The story unfolded smoothly, was well paced, and full of surprises Day was able to mix in common elements of the Cinderella story while still creating a very unique and enjoyable version I think Day is an amazing author and I love her books, I truly hope there will be many Content Squeaky clean.
From my experience, Jessica Day George s books have proved to be light, fun, and inventive reads Well, Princess of Glass definitely fit in that description.
I loved the unique way that she retold the Cinderella story It was so much different than any other Cinderella story I ve read seen, and I loved that Creativity very epic Do not doubt the mathematical accuracy of this formula XD The characters were loads of fun, though I have to admit, some of them acted rather ridiculous most of the book I suppose that wasn t really their faultyou know what I mean if you ve read this OKAY, BUT POPPY She was the best I liked her a LOT than Rose from the first book She just felt a lot fleshed out and interesting than Rose I loved the thoughts going through her head chuckles SO YES It was a fun, fluffy read I thought the resolution of conflict near the ending felt rather rushed and cough lame But all in all, I heartily enjoyed this book and can t wait to see what the author has in store in book three Popular Ebook, Princess of Glass By Jessica Day George This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Princess of Glass, Essay By Jessica Day George Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You I read the prequel, PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL about two years ago and loved it When I saw that Princess of Glass was coming out soon, I was very excited Then, only a few months later, I found it on the shelves of the library It took me exactly how long it took to get back to the car to start reading It didn t disappoint I was excited to read about Poppy and loved the twists and turns that the plot took on CINDERELLA For those of you who read my review of Princess of Glass before, yes, I ve changed it Because I originally read the pre reader copy, and I recently re read it in it s published form.
It went up a star I still didn t like that there was less knitting, but my other objections the fact that she added swear words than in her previous books and one part where it s so surreal it didn t fit with the rest of the book vanished She changed it Yay Thank you, Jessica Day George you rock.
I m still wondering when the next book will be out.
I was dissappointed by the first book Princess of the Midnight Ball and really hope this one would be better The thing I have noticed so far with the author is that her books are wonderfully written and engaging up until the ending About 50 pages give or take before the end I feel like the author is anxious to be done and rushes through what should be the most amazing, wonderful, and exciting part of the book The climax comes too quickly and leaves the reader totally unsatisfied As a result I feel it also leaves the romance and relationship a little unbelievable too because things are wrapped up so quickly it s hard to really feel or believe it This author has great potential and I really want to like her books, but I hope she improves upon her endings I want to sit back and say, Now that was fun or Great or whatever not be left feeling frustrated and rewriting the ending in my head.
I read this book for the BookTubeAThon 2017 Challenge 3 Finish a book in one day Dancing You, Poppy I never thought I adore this series It s one of the sweeter retellings I ve found so far much adapted to younger readers, but still enjoyable for those of us like myself who s older And I like how the author interpreted the end of the original story of the 12 Dancing Princesses They lived happily ever after and they never danced again in order to explore what happily ever after and no dancing meant.
In this story, we follow Poppy, one of the princesses made to dance every night for the King Under Stone In an attempt to bring peace between the nations the royals have begun an exchange program and Poppy has left her home country to stay in anot Another exchange student is Prince Christian of Danelaw and the two become friends One of the servants at the house Poppy is staying at, however, has a dark secret and wants to snatch Prince Christian for herself, and when a mysterious woman charms the court wooing all the men and making all the women jealous Poppy finds herself having to solve a magical mystery Who is the woman with the glass slippers This retelling of Cinderella is much in tune with the original story not the Disney one which I prefer That some problems are solved far too easy, some of the characters feel a bit flat and the story progresses quite fast which is most likely perfectly fine with a younger audience, but perhaps not with an older one prevents me from giving it a 5 star rating But definitely a good book and I am looking forward to reading the next one already When I first heard there was going to be a companion novel to Princess of the Midnight Ball I got so excited I didn t even bother to find out what the next book was going to be about I m glad I didn t because I might have been turned off that it s a retelling of the Cinderella story It s hard to make this original, but the author did a good job of making sure the story stayed fresh and yet keep true to the heart of the retelling.
This time around Poppy one of the twins from the previous novel is the main character and though I don t recall much about each sister, Poppy definitely stands out in her own story Poppy, just like her other sisters who are unmarried, are sent to be guest in other countries to show unity and no ill will While in Bretoner she will stumble upon sinister plans from the Corley, but she has already been through one curse can she live to tell tale of this one Poppy is a perfect character for this retelling She s levelheaded, fun, a shark at cards, and bright and just the right character to help solve the mystery of what is happening to Eleanora Ellen Lady Ella no kidding she has that many names in the book The Eleanora character with the three names annoyed the heck out of me for most of the story, though in the end I understood why she acted stupid, it would have been nice to like her from the beginning The retelling is told from a kind of outsider perspective since Poppy is not the actually Cinderella It makes the reader experience the story from another angle There of course has to be a prince, in this case his name is Christian and he will get entrapped into the Corley s plan as well.
I m glad the author made sure to kind of gradually recap what happened in the previous book without it distracting from this story, because new readers wouldn t probably understand why Poppy had such a hate for dancing when she is so good at it Throughout the book I was just anticipating how they all were going to take down the Corley, but this is where the book kind of fell flat to me When I read it I thoughtthat was itIn Princess of the Midnight Ball the ending was intricate and I had expected something similar here Other than that though I do recommend it highly to fairytale lovers.
I wanted to mention that at the end of the book Jessica Day George gives instructions on how to knit some of the items mentioned in the book That is neat of her to do that, but too bad I don t know how to knit I loved this one, so than Midnight Ball I so enjoyed getting to know Princess Poppy She is just so spunky and not your normal princess I loved her I loved all of the characters really, they were fun to read and when it came to Prince Christian, his obliviousness towards his own appeal was quite enduring and It made me attracted him The story is interesting and fun, the writing so fluid I was able to fly through each chapter when I actually sat down to read Highly recommended.
Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature Three years after they have solved the problem of the evil underground King of Stone and his twelve sons in Princess of the Midnight Ball or have they , the king of Westfalin and his twelve daughters are still dealing with the aftermath Some of the girls are suffering from PTSD, and the rulers of neighboring kingdoms are still bitter about the loss of their princes and other young men who died while trying to figure out the mystery of the dancing princesses in the first book So the king of Westfalin institutes a type of exchange program, sending his daughters to other countries for extended stays with their royal families, to try to repair the relations with them and perhaps even to form some helpful alliances through marriages Princess of Glass follows one of the younger sisters, Poppy, now 16 years old, as she travels to the country of Breton and tries to deal with the social scene there Poppy is so traumatized by her many years of midnight underground dances that she never wishes to dance again, but turning down dance invitations from important nobles is a bit tricky, as is dealing with the temperamental King Rupert of Breton However, when Poppy meets Christian, a personable and handsome young prince who s also visiting Breton from the country of Danelaw, she begins to think life in Breton might not be so bad Her new friends in Breton try to help her ease back into society and dancing.
But new problems arise, in the form of a resentful Cinderella character with a highly questionable fairy godmother Ellen Parker is hopelessly inept and clumsy, in addition to being resentful and angry not a great combination for a servant She s also hiding the fact that she s the former Eleanora Parke Whittington, a gentleman s daughter, descended into servitude when her family s fortunes failed When a mysterious fairy godmother offers to help Ellen regain her glory days and capture the affections of Prince Christian, Ellen is delighted that her fortunes are finally changing.
But the Corley, her fairy godmother, clearly doesn t have Ellen s best interests at heart Godmother melts glass directly onto Ellen s feet, shaping them into magical dancing slippers She also creates an enchantment that affects the young men at the balls, making them forget every woman except Ellen who is now, appropriately, going by Ella The magical knitting that was so important in the first book comes back into play in Princess of Glass, as do other types of white magic.
Jessica Day George comments about Princess of Glass in her Goodreads review Basically I wanted to explore what would happen to one of the Twelve Dancing Princesses after their curse had ended In the original story it says, And they lived happily ever after, and they never danced again So I decided to stick one of the girls into a new fairy tale, one where she had to dance, and see what she would do The aftereffects from the traumatic events of the first book still linger, and George explores several of the secondary effects in this sequel It s a nice touch, examining the question of what happens next with an eye to the logical consequences of what came before Poppy is periodically troubled by vivid dreams of the evil underground prince that she used to dance with, but at least in this book, these dreams remain just that Readers will find out in the third book whether her dreams are created by memories of her past or are portents of problems to come Poppy is a delightful heroine, with a lot snarkiness in her personality than her older sister Rose, the main character in Princess of the Midnight Ball Despite being troubled by her past experiences, Poppy is determined and knows her mind, but is concerned about others at the same time It s a good thing that Poppy is so appealing, because Ellen Ella is the opposite she s angry, conflicted, jealous of what she s lost and what the ladies that she serves still have, and frustrated with both her appalling ineptitude and her lower status in life In other words, an ideal victim for the fairy godmother s schemes She s also a brat For most of the book she s a highly unlikeable character, which may put off some readers The Corley, the villainess, struck me as a bit cartoonish, rather than as a truly ominous threat.
Overall I found Princess of Glass a charming read I especially appreciated the element of surprise added by the greater creativity of the plot in this volume, as opposed to the first While it s firmly in the middle grade younger YA category, I still recommend it for readers of any age who like lighter, young adult fairy tale retellings.
Having had a few years to recover from the Westfalin Analousian War, the kings and queens of the Ionian continent have devised a novel peacekeeping plan they ll all exchange children for several months to a year, hopefully securing many marriage alliances and lifelong goodwill.
Most young Ionian royals find this plan annoying, but it s actually painful for Poppy and Daisy, twin princesses of Westfalin Not too long ago, they and their ten sisters were under a curse that left several Ionian princes dead It wasn t the girls fault at all, but the truth is not widely known In some places the sisters are still suspected of witchcraft.
So Poppy finds herself alone in her late mother s homeland of Breton The Breton King is already hosting Prince Christian of the Danelaw, so Poppy is instead housed by the noble Seadown family She makes fast friends with Marianne Seadown, the brothers Roger and Dickon Thwaite, and even the wary Christian but their comraderie collapses when mysterious Lady Ella turns up at the King s ball Nothing is known of this girl save her first name, yet every eligible bachelor in Breton is after her And she has her cap set at Christian, whom Poppy was starting to really like.
At first Poppy s just hurt, as one is when slighted by a kind and handsome prince But previous experience tells her there s something fouler at work here than a swain snagging siren She s aided by Roger, who thinks he knows Ella s true identity What follows is a caper of card games, masquerades, glittering chandeliers, shiny ball gowns, and horrors from the Underworld.
Content Advisory Violence Poppy has to shoot an evil creature with a silver bullet Sex Dickon shocks the Breton court by showing up to a masquerade with no shirt, and Marianne coordinates with a midriff baring top Language Poppy turns the air blue by saying things like blast it Substance Dickon gets drunk at one of the parties Nightmare Fuel view spoiler The Corley s magic shoes are turning Eleanor s feet to glass They re able to reverse this after the witch who cast the spell dies hide spoiler