Title and Author:
The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue
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While there is a little bit of kissing and some mild action violence, I honestly don't consider it to be any more problematic than the average Disney Princess movie.
I like a good romantic fairy tale retelling and this one provided just enough new to the story while keeping aspects I like (I'm a sucker for the wounded warrior hero, for instance). There are a lot of characters in this and for the most part they remain distinct. Yeah, sometimes it is hard to keep track of all 12 princesses, but the ones who carry the plot definitely stand out and I think that's what matters. I'm glad it didn't get busy trying to give them equal "screen time."
Minor complaints: "okay" in fantasy novels is a pet peeve of mine, and this uses it a lot. I think that's just me, though. Overall, a satisfying read.
Lovers of fairy tales and satisfying romance, people who like ballgowns.
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What mood did this book leave you in?
Fairy Tale, Romance, Fantasy, Princesses,
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