Princess of Glass

Princess of Glass

eBook - 2010
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In the midst of maneuverings to create political alliances through marriage, sixteen-year-old Poppy, one of the infamous twelve dancing princesses, becomes the target of a vengeful witch while Prince Christian tries to save her.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010
ISBN: 9781599907291
1599907291
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (266 p.)

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green_coyote_265
Jun 12, 2015

This is a retelling of the Cinderella fairytale.

layna14 Apr 18, 2014

This was an amazing book! I liked the first one (Princess of the Midnight Ball) but I couldn't put this one down! I just got the books yesterday and I've already finished both of them. Does anyone know if there's another? Anyway, all in all, an excellent read. Jessica Day George provides an excellent twist on the traditional fairytales, and I love everything about her books. I love the kingdoms, I love the Westfalian princesses, I love Marianne and Dickon and Roger and Christian (although Ellen made me so frustrated I wanted to strangle her). I'd definitely recommend this.

KeziahTodd Jul 29, 2013

I thought this book was awesome no matter what others say. I was reading some of the coments and i love prince christian so I have to defend him, the only reason christian was falling for lady Ella was because he was under a spell like everyone else at the ball so I don't think he was dumb at all. Dickon and Roger were my fav characters also poppy, read the book it's amazing

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Love_Legolas_111
Jul 03, 2013

I felt that this was a very good sequel to the previous book, but I expected a little bit more then I actually got. Although I love this book because characters are more explained and defined then the first (I got confused in the first book about the order of the sisters from oldest to youngest, mainly the younger ones), the book could have been better. I know that if Poppy had had a fiery, strong-willed prince they'd both probably be screaming their heads off at each other within a week of their marriage. But, honestly, I didn't really like Prince Christian. If I had to choose between the three eligible males in this book, I'd have to go with Roger. Christian is made out to be kind of a dumb (sorry to offend anyone) character when he starts falling for Lady Ella. But, for those fans who like him and would marry him in a heart-beat (or who just don’t think it’s fair for me to call him dumb), I will say this. When you read this, you read it from three different perspectives: Poppy’s, Christian’s, and Eleanora’s (or Lady Ella). So, because we can see the story from Poppy’s and Eleanora’s perspective as well as Prince Christian’s, we begin to wonder how on earth he could get duped so easily. Maybe that’s why I don’t like Christian that much. Also, the traditional end to the story (Prince, glass slipper, etc.) is weak and I expected more. I think that if the author had taken more time to write this, it could have been more polished. But, to be fair, in this book the characters are better and I loved seeing Poppy as the heroine. This is an excellent continuation to the trilogy. I can’t wait to read Princess of the Silver Woods. And you have a good point, KeziahTodd.

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beforetoday
Jun 20, 2013

Not nearly as good as Princess of the Midnight Ball. I found the plot to be confusing (not just complicated, which is obviously good), and the ending disappointed me. LOVED that it was connected to the first book, though, rather than being a stand-alone!

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REBECCA JANE ROSS
Apr 08, 2013

i loved this book soo much that the people who gave it to me where in london on my world trip that was so nice of them

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gac
Apr 01, 2013

I really like this book it is good

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Elentari
Mar 21, 2013

wow! I usually don't enjoy fantasy books about princes and princesses, but this book is great! i really enjoyed reading it a lot. I thought it was perfectly paced, with a nice level of suspense and adventure. I am definitely going to read the retelling of the twelve dancing princesses by the same author. i read this book in one day and LOVED it!

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terabaje12
Jan 19, 2013

i love this book!!! i am kind of in the middle and it's going great until now!!! Poppy had always been my favorite character in the first book!!! i like how she is feisty and a tomboy and girly at the same time!! I would recommend it to the fairy tale lovers!Rate 9/10.(I hope she does a retellling of beauty and the beast) Belle my fave princess!!

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brandys
Sep 27, 2012

I love this book! It is just as good as the first one, and poppy is just as feisty as ever! She really deserved a book just for her. I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves fairytale/princessey novels. All that's left to say is: YOU RULE JESSICA!

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maroon_baboon_43
Jun 12, 2016

Poppy is visiting a neighboring country when a mysterious lady starts stealing the hearts of all the men. The lady is helped by a horrible witch, when the lady realizes her mistake Poppy helps to defeat the witch.

shelby11 Apr 25, 2011

Princess Poppy of Westfalin, a secondary character in one of George's other story's, is sent to Breton as part of the royal exchange program (for those of marrying age, of course). Having once been forced to dance by an evil magician, Poppy refuses to dance. But when a the mysterious Lady Ella comes to a ball, and when every man becomes enthrealled with her, its up to Poppy (with the help of her cousins, Prince Christian, and Lady Ella's childhood sweetheart) to put a stop to Lady Ella, and her Godmother. Roughly based on Cinderella, this is a great story, just like all of George's books. To get the complete story, read the prequel to 'Princess of Glass', "Princess of the Midnight Ball'.

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shelby11 Apr 30, 2011

"On the heels of the success of Princess of the Midnight Ball (2009), George’s sequel follows one sister, Poppy, to Breton. While staying with her Seadown cousins, Poppy’s eye is caught by Christian, the Crowne Prince of Danelaw, and a romance begins to bud. But a maid in the Seadowns’ home, Eleanora, somehow manages to get a gown and attend the ball, appearing to cast a spell over the men in attendance. In a clever reworking of the Cinderella story, George once again proves adept at spinning her own magical tale. Fans of Donna Jo Napoli’s retellings will cheer loudly as George proves her own mettle." — Booklist

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