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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Princess Bride Revisited

So remember my promise to bring you great books from down under? (And I don't mean Australia, I mean great books that you've never heard of.)

Here's another one.


The Peasant Queen, by Cheri Chesley, is a high fantasy novel involving a peasant betrothed to an evil king but in love with another, sword-fighting heroes, magical events, and a man with six fingers on one hand...oh wait, that's a different story.

But no, really, this fantasy novel is fun and easy to read. It's clean and the story has a certain universal appeal. On a personal note, I did at times find the headstrong female character just a tad bit annoying. But even worse was the idiot king who believed her--over and over and over again.

Other than his gullibility, however, I did have a certain affinity for said king, who I found rather attractive. Alas, our dear peasant can't have both the love interest and the antagonist.

Who this book will appeal to: I think it's marketed as YA. Personally I think it felt more like MG, appealing to children, especially girls, aged 9-15.

Here's the author's blog! Go check her out, support her, and ask your local library to buy a copy!

16 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

I'm quite intrigued to give this a try!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Do authors receive a percentage of what the library purchases as well? I've always been curious at to how the system works!

Hillary said...

Great Job Tamara. I think my daughter would enjoy this and I might just read it with her! :)

Ann Best said...

I've met Cheri. Glad you did this review for her. Good review. I love MG and YA literature, so this has piqued my interest! Thanks.
Ann Best, Author @ Long Journey Home

Cami Checketts said...

Sounds perfect for my boys. I will go check her out. Thanks!

Cheree said...

Another book to add to my TBR list. Thanks for pointing it out. It sounds interesting.

Jolene Perry said...

I saw this when the cover first came out. I'm SO going to get that for my daughter. Thanks!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thanks for checking it out, guys!

Debbie Davis said...

Tamara, this is a great review! I really enjoyed reading the book too. I think it is great for kids of all ages... including me. lol =0)

Debbie Davis said...

hey I am giving you the stylish blogger award! come get it! =0)

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw said...

Love that cover, it's beautiful! Thanks for the post. I love that you're gonna showcase books that aren't prominently advertised...excellent idea!

M Pax said...

Very interesting plot. Thanks for uncovering these treasures.

Stephanie Faris said...

There's a fine line between MG and YA these days. I was writing YA and kept being told my voice was more MG...not sure why!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love that you're finding little known books. Very cool!

LeishaMaw said...

I love hearing about new books. Thanks for finding them for me. :) *Off to check the library*

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I'm so glad you guys are enjoying finding out about these little known books. The authors need the support!

and you're right, Stephanie. It's hard to draw the line sometimes.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Great review! I'm going to have to check this one out! :)

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