Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review: 'The Princess & The Hound' by Mette Ivie Harrison

A prince who possesses forbidden animal magic is set to marry a princess from a rival kingdom to cement peace between the nations. But the princess in question is more than what she seems and the prince must uncover her secret and challenge decades of discrimination in order to win her heart and rule the kingdom.

The Princess and the Hound is well-written, stays true to it's fairytale roots and should please readers who are looking for such a novel.   However, because of the narration and very traditional format of the story the reader never intimately knows either of the main characters.  The author does not allow the reader to really get inside the characters and so the reader is not emotionally invested in the story.   The tale itself is interesting but the narrative format makes the story drag in places.  This novel is interesting, but will not hold much appeal for readers from the broader spectrum - expect only hardcore fairytale buffs to pursue this novel.

Book Source: Local Library
Reviewer: Rebecca

Recommended Ages: 12+

Recommended for Readers of:
Princess of the
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Scott Card
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The Gathering
by Robin Bridges