(Pdf New) [Princess of the Midnight Ball] BY Jessica Day George

  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball
  • Jessica Day George
  • English
  • 20 January 2019
  • 9781599903224

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free download Princess of the Midnight Ball Jessica Day George ß 8 free download summary Princess of the Midnight Ball ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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 conuer 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 i. I bought this book yesterday at work and was excited to start it I had some time in the evening and read a few pages When I woke early this morning and couldn t get back to sleep I decided to read for a while I couldn t stop until I had finished the WHOLE THING I loved it I have read other variations on the 12 dancing princesses but this one had different twist and turns that made it so much different and better

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free download Princess of the Midnight Ball Jessica Day George ß 8 free download summary Princess of the Midnight Ball ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF S 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. The Ionian continent has been devastated by the ten year war between the kingdoms of Westfalin and Analousia which ended with Westfalin barely victorious famine a depressed economy and thousands upon untold thousands of deathsGalen is a young veteran who lost his father mother and little sister during the war He finds employment at the royal residence in Westfalin s capitol one of many men tending the late ueen s massive impractical flower garden There he meets the twelve princesses secretive girls suffering under a curseor are they the ones doing the cursingRose the King s eldest daughter likes Galen right away But when he offers to solve her mystery she s dismayed Many young men before him have tried to solve the curse They were all princes and all of them met wretched fatesThere s an evil underground just waiting until its descendants are human enough to walk abroad in sunlightContent Advisory Violence A guy stabs a humanoid monster with a silver stake Someone is knocked out tied up and imprisoned in a wardrobe A little kid is bullied and forcibly interrogated by a crew of grown men while her father and sisters are absent A woman is threatened with hanging Characters freuently discuss the people they lost in the war and the pain they still feel Sex At the beginning we hear a storyteller spin the tale of four sisters who were locked in a tower to protect them from evil influences only for all four girls to be impregnated by the King Under Stone in other news the King Under Stone is Zeus No details givenOne of the princes is supposedly given to making suggestive comments but none of his or anyone else s actual dialogue is remotely risu Galen and Rose kiss exactly once Language None Substance Abuse None that I remember Nightmare Fuel The King Under Stone and most of his court look human if rather pasty and elongated and generally Tim Burton ish But after centuries of living within the magical confines of their underworld they can no longer go aboveground The King s sons are half human and can endure fresh air but like vampires and Uruk hai they cannot withstand sunlight view spoilerUnder Stone is obsessed with marrying the princesses to his sons because humans would be able to survive aboveground and take over the kingdoms of Ionia He also wants these weddings ASAP apparently unwilling to wait for little Pansy and Petunia to at least hit puberty Eek hide spoiler

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free download Princess of the Midnight Ball Jessica Day George ß 8 free download summary Princess of the Midnight Ball ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn 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. Final review first posted on Fantasy Literature The malevolent King Under Stone cuts not one deal but two with the ueen of the country of Westfalin first that she will be able to have children second that Westfalin will be victorious in its battles against other countries In return the human ueen agrees to spend one night per week dancing with the King Under Stone in his underground kingdom But the once human king has an agenda and supernatural beings have a way of twisting their agreements to find loopholes The Westfalin ueen bears no sons but has twelve daughters not coincidentally matching the number of half human sons of the King Under Stone who plans for his sons to have mortal wives and thus break the king out of his underground bondageWhen the ueen dies before fulfilling her bargain the King Under Stone forces her twelve daughters to finish the contract by secretly coming down to his kingdom and dancing with his dark sons In fact he has no intention of releasing them and is slowly binding the girls with his magic to his kingdom as well as preventing them from telling anyone what is happening to them Their frantic father the King of Westfalin begs for help from neighboring royalty and nobility but each young man who tries to find out why the princesses are exhausted and have worn out dancing slippers falls asleep fails to solve the puzzle and then mysteriously dies But a polite young soldier named Galen returning from Westfalin s latest war is kind to an old woman who then gifts him with an invisibility cloak and some very good adviceThis young adult retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses recreates their story with a few minor twists such as the scheming role of the King Under Stone who is the person responsible for the young men s deaths not the girls father the fuller development of a relationship between the oldest princess and the soldier and Galen s unusual aptitude for knitting apparently it s very useful for soldiers to be able to knit socks which will eventually play a role in the resolution of the mystery But in general Jessica Day George follows the traditional plotline so the surprises are relatively mild for any reader familiar with the original storyAll twelve princesses are named after flowers Rose Lily Jonuil Hyacinth Violet and so forth Who knew there were so many flower names for girls I wasn t able to keep any of them straight except for the two eldest Rose and Lily and the priggish Hyacinth Still with twelve sisters this likely would have been an issue for me no matter what they were namedI found Princess of the Midnight Ball pleasant reading but not memorable In fairness though this middle gradeyoung adult novel seems to be aimed at a fairly young audience who may not be familiar with the original fairy tale and who will be apt to be enchanted by the magical world George creates and the budding romance between Galen and the oldest princess Rose For readers who enjoy young adult fairy tale retellings but are looking for a greater amount of depth and twists on the original twelve dancing princesses tale I recommend Juliet Marillier s Romanian based retelling Wildwood DancingGeorge has written two seuels Princess of Glass and Princess of the Silver Woods which continue the series with two of the younger princesses as main characters and also weave in themes and elements from other fairy tales Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood respectively I actually consider both of these seuels stronger works than this first book in the series primarily because of the greater creativity in their plots If you or your child enjoys Princess of the Midnight Ball it s worth continuing with the seriesInitial thoughts There are YA books that are detailed and complex enough for adults to enjoy and then there are those that are so simply told that they truly are just for the kids This I think is one of the latter Somehow three different novelizations of The Twelve Dancing Princesses have come my way in the last three or four months this book Entwined and Wildwood Dancing None of them is perfect but I liked Wildwood Dancing the best Midnight Ball will appeal mostly to girls in the 10 16 age range I think The writing is on the simplistic side It was a pleasant unobjectionable read and a fairly straightforward retelling of the original fairy tale To put it another way it felt very middle school ish Which is fine if you re 13ETA This book and my review just resurfaced in the comment thread and I ve been thinking again about this one and Wildwood Dancing It s worth mentioning that I just increased my rating of Wildwood to 5 stars and one year after reading Princess of the Midnight Ball I have absolutely no recollection of the plot of this book or how it s distinguishable from multiple other retellings of the twelve dancing princesses fairy tale None That doesn t mean it s a bad book just that for me it was completely forgettable