My rating: 5 of 5 stars
NOTE: I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Falcon Storm’s debut release, The Persnickety Princess, tells the tale of Princess Lavender. She isn’t just any princess. She’s persnickety! She builds a purple castle guarded by a “wicked” witch she hired just to get rescued by a Prince. Not just any prince, either. He must be exactly 5 foot 8 and three quarters inches tall. She spends all day fussing over every detail of the castle, her clothing and- you get the idea!
Her sister, Petunia, thinks Lavender is silly for wasting to much time being picky and waiting for just the right prince to rescue her. She thinks her sister should get out into the world and get dirty. Have some fun.
Lavender’s carefully-plotted world falls apart when her sister ends up the hostage of an evil dragon. Can Lavender overcome her Persnickety ways and be of help in the search for Petunia?
This is a wonderful read, full of humor and unexpected moments that left me laughing and shaking my head-in a good way! I especially enjoyed Upon A. Time, the narrator of the story. He’s a bard-excuse me, Bard, because you can’t forget the capital “B”-who finds himself captive after causing a little too much commotion. As a Bard is want to do, he decides to tell a tale in hopes of getting himself out of trouble. His quirky sense of humor is great, and I can’t wait to see what he will do in the next installment.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fairytales, or has a little one to read to at night. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.
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!