Speaking of fairy tales… Princess of the Midnight Ball is inspired by “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” from the Brothers Grimm. The story begins with Galen, a soldier returning home from years of war, who finds work as a gardener at the palace. There he meets Rose (clearly a popular name in fairy tales) and her eleven younger sisters, all of whom are named for flowers and all of whom are cursed to dance away the night every single night. In desperation, the king offers Rose’s hand in marriage to the first prince who can break the curse. Many try, and they all fail, until lowly Galen volunteers to take up the challenge.
George has taken one of the lesser-known Grimm stories and created an exciting full-length novel jam-packed with romance and action. This one is a keeper. And again, the shallow part of me says, Oooooh, what a gorgeous cover!
–Lisa, Teen Librarian