Aug 23, 2010

Book Review: Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

3 1/2 Yummy Cookies!

Cover Love: I love the dress, it certainly fits the period of the book. But, overall the cover is nothing really outstanding, it is just fine.

Summary from Good Reads:

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.

As I started this book I must admit I was worried. It is a re-telling of Cinderella and after reading the inside cover I knew that I would be cheering for Poppy, who was not Cinderella! How could I read a Cinderella story and not cheer for Cinderella?! But, I adored Ms. George's re-telling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses-Princess of the Midnight Ball so I was very excited to read this. And I found that not cheering for Cinderella was fine because I loved Poppy! She was really the one I wanted to win. I also love Ms. George's writing, so far every one of her books that I have read has been a pleasure.

Like her other books, this one is a relatively quick read, no surprises, just a strong well written tale that has me looking forward to the next one. After all, she basically has 9 more princesses she could write about!

Book bought from Borders.


  1. Great review Jana! And dude, if I haven't told you - love that you review in cookies!

  2. I would love to wear the dress, just for a day! Maybe two. Oh, and the book sounds interesting.