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Princess of Glass (Twelve Dancing Princesses) (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Jessica Day George

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Title:Princess of Glass (Twelve Dancing Princesses)
Authors:Jessica Day George
Info:Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 272 pages
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Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George (2010)



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Poppy was once one of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and after her curse to dance every night in the underworld was broken (in [b: Princess of the Midnight Ball|3697927|Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess, #1)|Jessica Day George|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312063284s/3697927.jpg|3741438]), she resolved never to dance again. But during an ambassadorial visit to Breton she becomes a side character in a twisted version of Cinderella, and realizes that she just might have to dance at at least one more ball to break the evil spells flying around the ballrooms of Breton.

I really liked Poppy, who is stalwart and sensible but far from a perfect princess. And I enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns this story took, from "Cinderella" being a sulky housemaid who hopes for better things, to the glass slippers being made from magical, molten glass. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
I really enjoyed the first half of this book. The pacing was nice, characters well developed, I didn't feel like I missed anything from not having read Princess of the Midnight Ball first. So I was disappointed with the rushed ending. It had a hurry up and get this over with feeling. If the author had taken another 100 pages or whatever was necessary to explain a little more to tidy up the ending it would have made this a much better read. ( )
  slsmitty25 | Feb 11, 2015 |
Wish I had read this closer to reading her other Princess book to be able to better remember what happened, but I was able to piece enough together to carry on. I LOVE her books! I will be waiting impatiently for the next. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
This is book 2 in the series, following princess Poppy, one of the twelve sisters from the previous book. Somewhat sideways to Poppy's own story, there's a highly unusual and modern retelling of Cinderella in there that throws a completely different light on the tale. Fairy godmothers, it seems, don't have to be quite so one-dimensionally benevolent. I think even those who aren't drawn to reworked fairy tales would find something to love in this story, which is an adventure tale of saving friends and defeating evil. It's both funny and clever, and I highly recommend it! ( )
  terriko | Dec 7, 2013 |
For those of you who read Princess of the Midnight Ball, you’ll remember Princess Poppy. She was one of the sisters under the enchantment of the wicked King Under Stone (shudders).

Poppy makes a return appearance here, when she participates in a royal exchange program. The idea of the program is to create strong political alliances and possibly see some marriages too. It’s all going well, until we learn that a poor servant girl has been tricked by a wicked fairy godmother into impersonating a princess and trying to steal all the eligible men away from Poppy. The lengths she goes to in order to best Poppy are awesome. I couldn’t wait for each new ball to see what was going to happen next.

For lovers of fairy tales and fairy tale retellings, you’ll be in heaven. This one is masterfully done and seamlessly weaves elements of Cinderella in. You’ll get your fill of beautiful ball gowns, political and princess-y intrigue, fairy godmothers, and one rather plucky heroine.

I loved Poppy. She was one of my favorite characters in Princess of the Midnight Ball and I was thrilled to see her make a repeat appearance here. She’s the kind of heroine you can really get behind and cheer for. The gal who makes her own way in life, even though she’s a princess. The gal who takes matters into her own hands and doesn’t wait for someone else to do the dirty work. She’s a character who’s really easy to look up to.


I could go on and on about how much I love this book (and Jessica Day George’s other books too, for that matter), but I think you get the picture.

Just go read the book, okay?
( )
  emmyson | Oct 9, 2013 |
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Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program. She travels abroad hoping to find better political alliances and perhaps a marriage. But thanks to a vengeful fairy, Poppy's happily ever after gets complicated.
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In the midst of maneuverings to create political alliances through marriage, sixteen-year-old Poppy, one of the infamous twelve dancing princesses, becomes the target of a vengeful witch while Prince Christian tries to save her.

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