Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review: The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Princess and the Hound
by Mette Ivie Harrison
YA, Fantasy
416 pages
published: 2007
For: Book Club
3 of 5 stars

This is my second book by this author, and I liked this one much better. The plot was more complex, and for me, less dark. It also had Beauty and Beast elements, which I thought was interesting. Do all her books echo that story? At first it reminded me strongly of Goose Girl, and later of another book, but darn that I can't remember which one!

It was the story of two lonely royals who arrange their marriage for political reasons. But it's not as simple as just two strangers marrying - one has been cursed by magic, the other has the cursed magic.

It is a mystery, a fantasy, and love story. It has politics, witch hunts, betrayal, and of course, someone dies. (I must be in a facetious mood.) It was good fun.

Recommended For: all fantasy/fairy tale lovers

1 comment:

  1. I just finished it. There was a phrase without which I could've been happier that the author couldn't creatively avoid. Oh well. I liked your review, thanks for getting me the book so quickly. :)

    PS, I tagged you in a photo meme over on my blog. You'll forgive me, I hope.