Title and Author:
The Midsummer Captives by Lea Doue
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Reason for choice of rating:
While there is some kissing and implied violence/injury, there is nothing graphic or beyond something you might find in a typical fairy tale.
I honestly felt this was better than the first book in the series. Getting away from the palace and all the other princesses upped the focus and it was easier to pin down the story ... plus to me Gwen is a more interesting character than Lily, better motivation, her conflicts felt natural to me, just generally a stronger girl.
The story moves at a good clip and Sissi is dang creepy/weird. Honestly, she's the Lady Gaga of the fantasy fashion world and I was just sitting there waiting for her to show up wearing a meat dress ... which she didn't, but she came pretty dang close a couple of times.
There was one "shout at the characters for being stupid" moment but the character figured it out like two pages later and I was like, "Good, now I don't have to hate you."
I'm excited to see where the other princesses end up.
Lovers of fairy tales and clever re-imaginings.
Books and movies you would compare this to:
Ella Enchanted, Tangled
What mood did this book leave you in?
Happy, wanting more
Fairy Tale, Romance, Fantasy, Princesses,
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