Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review: The Frog Prince by Jenni James

The Frog Prince by Jenni James
2013, 87p, Clean Romantic Fairytale
My Rating=5 stars

A prince disguises himself to find true love—

Prince Nolan has had enough of Princess Blythe—the woman to whom he has been betrothed since infancy—and her simpering letters. Does the princess truly not have a brain in her head? Never before has he communicated with someone who seemed so childish and spoiled. It was time he met her for himself, to decide if he could actually follow through with this marriage. But to do it right, she must not see how handsome he is. He needs a disguise—something that would show him her true nature.

Nolan asks an old herb woman to transform him into a creature that is disgusting to any female—a frog. The spell will last thirty days unless the princess does the impossible and kisses him. Now the true test begins. Will Blythe prove to be as monstrously annoying as he believes she is, or will he learn to see past his judgments and find a loving princess waiting for him?

I have loved every Jenni James book I've read and this one is no exception! Prince Nolan isn't excited about marrying Princess Blythe so he decides to visit her disguised as a frog to see what she's really like. He may have to dig a little deeper to learn the truth and see if she's really as shallow as she comes across to him in her letters.

This is such a fun, quick read and a unique take on a classic fairy tale. I enjoyed reading Prince Nolan's thoughts as he realized that turning into a frog might not have been the smartest idea. I also like how they get to know each other and, since she doesn't know who he is, she doesn't hold any of her feelings towards Prince Nolan back. They get to know each other and discover if they want to move their relationship forward or not. How will Princess Blythe react when she finds out who the frog really is? I laughed quite a bit and enjoyed the witty dialog. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves fairy tales!

And be sure to check out the rest of the Jennie James Faerie Tale Collection!

Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
Snow White

Next up: The Twelve Dancing Princesses (chapter 1 included at the end of The Frog Prince)


Jinky said...

Sounds cute! --I have a couple of her books but haven't gotten to them yet. :(

Melanie said...

I feel like I say that all the time, too, Jinky. The good thing about these are they're short so you can read them in a couple of hours when you need a break from what you've been reading.

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