Friday, September 16, 2011

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguie

Violet Eyes: A Retelling of the "Princess and the Pea" (Once Upon a Time)

When a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard to her family's farm, Violet falls in love at first sight. Richard also gives Violet his heart, but he knows his marriage is destined to be an affair of state, not of passion. For the king and queen have devised a contest to determine who will win their son's hand in marriage.

To be reunited with her prince, Violet must compete against princesses from across the land. It will take all of her wits - and a little help from an unexpected source - if Violet is to demonstrate the depth of her character and become Richard's bride.

I just finished reading this for the second time.  It is a totally cheesy, light, almost chick-lit, romance.  It is a fast and easy read. 

I like the overall story plot.  The idea that the pea is more than just a pea is cool.When I first read it, I liked it better, but my taste in books pobably has grown over the years.  The story was inconsistent, sometimes really good, and then something would happen and you would be like, wha!?!? 

As I said before, its REALLY cheesy.  It has weird lines that don't seem to fit, and they say things to eachother like 'I would walk through fire for you'.  So yeah, read it if you're fond-ue (sorry, bad pun) of cheese!

I give this book a 3/5 and would recommend it if you are looking for a light read with fantasy, romance, and a little bit of adventure.

Market:  YA
Language:  None
Violence:  None/Mild
Sensuality:  Mild

1 comment:

Book Love 101 said...

I made it myself! Very proud actually... It took forever! lol! : )