Friday, March 19, 2010
This romantic retelling of "The Princess and the Pea" is sweet and clever. Debbie Viguie beefs up the story with a mystery concerning Violet's past, the unlikely competition between the princesses, and even a bit of political drama, which certainly makes this tale a bit more reasonable to the readers and also casts the king and queen in a more favorable light compared to the original taale. It also allows for the true strengths and qualities of the princesses to shine through, making them characters that readers can love, and allows the story a bit more depth. Although there really isn't any doubt in the reader's mind how the story will end, Viguie adds a bit of mystery to the plot by disguising the true meaning of the challenges the king and queen present, building up a little bit of suspense. Overall, Violet Eyes is a romantic and intelligent and entertaining read, perfect for readers of any age.
Cover Comments: This cover is cute, and it works with the story well. I like the different shades of purple! It is not the best cover in this series, but it is nice.
Review copy purchased.
Also, be sure to look for the next book in the series, The World Above by Cameron Dokey, this June! I am really excited for that one!