BOOK 1: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Princess of Glass description:
Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances–and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale–until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.
I love stories that take old fairy tales and reinvent them… this is Cinderella like it’s never been told before… and I’ve read my fair share of Cinderella retellings… and believe me, no one wants this fairy godmother… this book takes place a little while after Princess of the Midnight Ball and deals with Poppy who is like in a royal exchange program, because after all those princes got killed in the first book connections with other kingdoms are bit iffy… then, as much as she never wants to dance again (understandably) she’s talked into going to a ball where she recognizes a poor servant girl who is dressed up like royalty, but she’s the only one that sees who the girl for who she is… and as matters get worse and worse she has to figure out what exactly is going on and stop the godmother who is trying to hurt those around her… definitely exciting and a fun read… and it ties in nicely with the first book while definitely standing well on it’s own… and I’m happy to say the next in the series is just as great… definitely some books worth checking out…