Note: This time of year is always very busy for me. Last year, I hadn't really started blogging yet, so I was able to keep myself above the craziness. This year, I am. My blog is slightly inactive due to the holiday craze. Hopefully will return to the regular posting after the new year. :)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Wide Awake Princess - Review

 The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
WARNING: Things highlighted in Black, like so example  are spoilers. You'll have to highlight them(such as if you were going to copy and paste it) to see what they say. This is so that people who dislike spoilers won't have to see them if they don't want to.
  This was a very cute book, but it also had tinges of maturity and action in it. Some parts you had to think about, while others were sweet and lighthearted. I don't remember finding any plot holes, but some parts were sort of...airy.
  I did enjoy reading this book, although at first glance it looked like a book for a nine year old. I suppose it was all the pink on the cover, mixed with the swirly scrawling of the word "Princess." It isn't much anything like I expected it to be. I half expected Annie to be very whiny, the princes to be arrogant,(Which some of them are, but in an entertaining way, I guess.) and the witches and beasts to be thrown into a horrible stereotype and not taken anywhere.
  Annie, however, was not whiny, not in my opinion at least. She had a very pure heart, never thinking of herself as better than anyone else, and was brave. Her main concern was always helping someone else, whether it be her sister or lost children. 
  Not all of the princes were narcissistic, in fact two of them were very nice, and one wasn't too horrible. Another wasn't vain at all, in fact, he was quite self conscious and a little bit dark, but his past was sad and his behavior was reasonable. Two princes in particular, though, got on my nerves a lot. Both were horribly full of themselves, one even going as far to pinch Gwendolyn when he kissed her in hopes it would wake her.
  The love story in this was quite sweet, to the point where I giggled slightly at certain points and did mental "Aw's." 
  Liam was charming and quite protective. I very much liked his character. 
  Overall, I was happy with the ending. Everyone found happiness and the kingdom was at peace.


Kare said...

I love how you hid the spoilers... you are a genius
-just sayin

Brielle said...

Kare: Ha, thank you, ma'am. Although, I can't take credit for the idea. I saw it on another blog(Which I forget the name of..) and thought it was pretty good idea. Apparently I'm not the only one. xD


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