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Princess of the Silver Woods (Twelve Dancing Princesses) (edition 2012)

by Jessica Day George

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Title:Princess of the Silver Woods (Twelve Dancing Princesses)
Authors:Jessica Day George
Info:Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 336 pages
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This is a continuation of the tale of the twelve dancing princesses. The princesses are haunted by nightmares because the chains binding the King Under Stone are weakening. The author weaves the story of Red Riding Hood into this story but it takes some unexpected turns. I was enthralled. ( )
  TheMadHatters | Mar 23, 2014 |
Full review coming as part of the blog tour. ( )
  emmyson | Oct 9, 2013 |
The Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George is the third and final of the Dancing Princess books. I haven't read the previous two. Nominally, Silver Woods is also a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a smattering of the Robin Hood legends.

Petunia, the youngest of the nine dancing princesses is the lead in this book. She is kidnapped by Oliver — the Robin Hood of the book. Oliver has a tale of stolen lands and Petunia, as a daughter of the king, can help him set things to rights, if he's telling the truth.

Originally told from Petunia's point of view, the book later adds long passages from Oliver's point of view. Although his plight as an earl without lands was certainly compelling, he wasn't strong enough of a personality to hold his end of the story telling. Whenever I came to hone of his parts, I usually ended up skimming so I could get back to Petunia.

There's enough hints at the previous two books to help the uninitiated reader piece together how the sisters got to this point in their stories. The finally third of the book wraps in the loose ends of books one and two into a tidy conclusion. For someone not invested in the previous two, it's a bit long winded, but I suspect for fans of the series, it will be more riveting. ( )
  pussreboots | Jul 20, 2013 |
the ending when they escape really confused me. ( )
  Diavoletto | Jun 12, 2013 |
I do love a good fairy tale retelling/mash-up and JDG's books are very good. Love the cast of characters she created in the first book, and of course the new addition to this book. Even with so many characters she does a good job keeping it simple and non-confusing by letting just a couple different characters be the 'leads' in each of the books. ( )
  CodeName5012 | Apr 30, 2013 |
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When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse.

The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.
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When Petunia, youngest of the dancing princesses, is ambushed by bandits in wolf masks on her way to visit an elderly neighbor, the line between enemies and friends becomes blurred as she and her sisters get a chance to end their family's curse once and for all.… (more)

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