Family Friendly Review: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… 

Book 1 of The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy by Jessica Day George.
Book 1 of The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy by Jessica Day George.

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

My Review:

When I want a family friendly adventure, plus courageous, noble characters and a “happily ever after” Jessica Day George’s books are the books I seek. All three books in the Princesses of Westfalin series are well written, well paced, put an interesting twist on the fairytale, and the best part, are clean reading for young and older teens. These books can be read individually or as part of the series. Check out Jessica Day George’s website for more  books and series for younger and older teens at http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/.

Book 2  of the Dancing Princesses series
Book 2 of the Princesses of Westfalin series
Book 3 of the Dancing Princesses series
Book 3 of the Princesses of Westfalin series
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Book 1 of the Dragon Slippers series
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Book 1 of Castle Glower series
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