Monday, March 18, 2013
I did not realize this was a sequel to Murdock's Princess Ben, a book I've been meaning to read for ages, so unfortunately I had to read this out of order because I was away and I needed a book to read! I hate that, because it does give away details about the previous book that I'd rather not have known. Although I am admittedly a stickler about reading things in order, and most normal people could probably read this one and not feel any angst whatsoever. I totally don't get that, but okay.
At any rate, this one is a sort of princess (the tough, smart kind, not the helpless girly-girl kind) road trip, romantic misadventure, magical misdoings kind of book that always appeals to me. It was fun, but I did not connect with the characters as much as I would have liked (always a risk with the books that switch back and forth among multiple points of view). Still, there is humor and adventure, not to mention strong female characters, and when you think you know what's going to happen - well, think again! I like that in a book.
Wisdom's Kiss (sequel to Princess Ben) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Houghton Mifflin, 2011)
Also by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: Dairy Queen