REVIEW ´ The Thirteenth Princess

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REVIEW ´ The Thirteenth Princess ☆ Zita is not an ordinary servant girl—she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons When she was born Zita's father banished her to the servants' uarters to work in the kitchens where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secretThen after Zita's twelfth birthday the princesses all falCesses all fall mysteriously ill The only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes With the help of her friends Breckin the stable boy Babette the witch and Milek the soldier Zita follows her bewitched sisters into a magical world of endless dancing and dreams But something sinister is afoo. A poorly characterized and poorly plotted retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses told from the point of view of their little thirteenth sister who was a kitchen maid in her family's castleZita is treated like Cinderella than a princess yet didn't seem to mind which I find wildly implausible Her father who has exiled her to the kitchens shows signs of loving her every now and again yet somehow never regrets his decision and never invites her back upstairs to live with her sisters And the sisters never really become anything than an interchangeable blur of characters with names starting with the letter APersonally I found all of the character's motivations to be highly unbelievable and the plot was all over the place Though I just got through reading a depressing classic and wanted a light read with a happy ending I grabbed this as the first fairy tale retelling from the local library that popped up on the screen as available and in the game of library roulette the result could have been far worseReally it only deserves two stars but I'll grant it an extra one since I believe this would appeal a lot to the intended middle grade audience than it does to an adult

Diane Zahler ç 1 REVIEW

T and unless Zita and her friends can break the curse the twelve princesses will surely dance to their deathsA classic fairy tale with a bold twist The Thirteenth Princess tells the unforgettable story of a magical castle true love spellbound princesses and the young girl determined to save them a. This book was pretty good It's upper elementary fiction and I read it because remember likingA True Princess and her other works This book was the retelling of the 12 dancing princesses And while I prefer Jessica Day George's retelling this one is well written It is written for a younger audience and while I feel that the main character Zita is a very immature for her age12 that is is a common flaw in Upper Elementary books Mahler retells this classic fairy tale very well This book tells a story that shows that love always win This is a relatively uick read and I would recommend this book to everyoneNote I plan on reading all of the fairy tale retelling by Diane Zahler So keep your eye out for reviews for A True Princess Sleeping Beauty's Daughters and Princess of the Wild Swans


The Thirteenth PrincessZita is not an ordinary servant girl she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons When she was born Zita's father banished her to the servants' uarters to work in the kitchens where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secretThen after Zita's twelfth birthday the prin. 25 stars I could hardly take this in it was so strange and wondrous I was a princess Zita spent most of her life believing she was a serving girl only to discover that she is the thirteenth princessHer mother died in labor and her father enraged by the lack of sons and sidelined by the grief forbade Zita from being raised as a princess But once Zita found out her twelve older sisters each with a name beginning with A embrace her as much as they can away from their father's stern gaze The other girls crowded around me chattering like sparrowsI realized now that they too felt the bond that joins sisters together But there is some strange magic afoot in the kingdom Lost voices worn out shoes silver trees and magic spells Will Zita discover the secret in time to save her sisters Or would they be lost forever I held my breath caught between dread and anticipation So this oneit wasn't bad but it didn't dazzle me This is a retelling of the twelve dancing princesses with a twist of a thirteenth princess and a bit of an upgrade on the magicI like the idea of itbut it didn't pan out the way I had hopedZita is a ratherwellbland main character She always follows the rules unless a suitably noble cause inspires her otherwise she's truly good through and through and she's always selfless kind and thoughtful Boring She needed at least a couple of flaws to spice up her character and make things a little interesting The other issue is with twelve princesses each with an A name they all blended uite well until I really couldn't be bothered to tell them apart I did enjoy the old woman in the woods who helped with magic and the stable boy was fun but they weren't enough to carry the book for meThere wasn't enough DONE to the story to change it from the original tale to interest me in the story Adding in a thirteenth Princess didn't really change the story or create a new outlook she was just kinda THERE sigh YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading