Review: The Persnickety Princess – Falcon Storm
Ever since she was a child, Princess Lavender has dreamed of having a gorgeous price rescue her. The stories she’s read have lead her to the path she’s tread upon for so long, and she’ll do anything to achieve her goals. So much so, that she’s concocted the perfect plan in order to find her Prince Charming, once and for all. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan.
While many a prince has come to ‘rescue’ her, none of them have fallen into the ideal image she’s set for herself when it comes to achieving her happily ever after. She knows she shouldn’t be quite picky, but she can’t help herself. She wants everything to be perfect for when the moment arrives when she’ll finally find that special someone. If everything is go just the way she wants it to, she’ll need things to go as smoothly as possible.
When an unexpected prince shows up at the palace, Princess Lavender thinks he’s there to rescue her at last. To her surprise, Prince Hugo has other ideas. He’s there to rescue her sister, something she is determined to keep from happening. She’s finally found the prince she deems is worthy of rescuing her, and she’s not going to let anything or anyone stand in her way. Not even her sister.
Concocting a plan that will hopefully bring the prince over to her way of thinking, Princess Lavender soon realizes that it’s hard in trying to make things happen. Prince Hugo’s attention isn’t quite focused on her, no matter how hard she tries to make him rescue her. His trusty squire seems to be around at the precise moment when she needs a helping hand, however, something she finds highly annoying. Never-the-less, she’ll do everything possible to bring the prince around, even if it ends up killing her in the process.
This was such a delightful read. A quick read, and highly engaging, you’re immersed in a world where a princess’s demands means everything. Granted, the situations she finds herself in aren’t exactly ideal, but the reader will find him/herself becoming a little fond of Princess Lavender by the time the book ends. I think this is a great start to a very promising series, and I look forward to what comes next.
About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!
About the book: High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.
When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.
Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?
And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.
The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or Kobo Books.
About the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring. Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.
About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.
Here’s what you need to do…
- Enter the Rafflecopter contest
- Leave a comment on my blog.
That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!