by Kirstin Pulioff
Book: Princess Madeline #1
Publisher: Malachite Quills Publishing
Pub Date: Nov 5 2012
Source: Author Request
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The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.
Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.
My Review: This is a cute, good, and quick story. Madeline is a princess who just turned 16. She had just been given this amazing dress that fits her so perfectly. She steps out of the room to show the King just how she looks. He tells her she will look wonderful for the ball, which happens to be set up as her ball. In which there will be men that will be her husband. Madeline isn't thrilled at this news, she doesn't want to do it, but she must as Princess it is her duty. Then it hits her, Sophie her best friend would know what to do. Madeline goes to find Sophie and she just tells her it's her duty and doesn't really help her much. So when it came time for the party Madeline was in a different dress and wasn't so into the whole pick a husband thing which made the King angry. All night he kept bringing men to her and each time she just tried to get away, which she finally does and runs to her room to escape the party. The King says she is ill and he has the men stay the night so that the next day the games can begin. These games is where she will crown a knight to protect her when she moves out of the kingdom. Madeline however does not like anything that is happening around her. She doesn't know any of the men, nor does she love them. So she goes and leaves the kingdom. I don't blame her, the King is just trying to marry her off to someone HE deems suitable, not a person Madeline would want. Not to mention that her twin brother is just doing his own thing in the story. He is the same age and yet he isn't being married off or forced to do anything. So now that Madeline if away from the kingdom she is off on her own journey. In the story we get to meet Daniel, who is pretty sweet and cute in this story. When he showed up I wanted him to be with Madeline, he just seems right for her. This book is just filled with cute romance and it is the type of book that you read to yourself or with your child. Its a really cute, fun, adventure that is fit forever and maybe getting you to dream of your prince. Also the details is really great for such a short read, but its the detail that helps bring out the fairy tale to life.