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Book Tour Review; Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm

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Howdy All!
I am here today for the blog tour of Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm! I have for you all a review of this fun book and a chance to win some exciting prizes as well!
Hope you enjoy!


Persnickety Princess coverAuthor: Falcon Storm
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Published: 7th March 2013
Pages: unknown
Format: ebook
Source:: Complimentary Copy from Author
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Summary:
High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well-dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle–not to rescue her, but her younger sister–Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control–her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.


Once Upon A Time

When it comes to fairytales, I am a sucker for them. Even though they’re usually full of corny plot-lines and over-done scenes, I just really love reading – and watching them. I like seeing the originality in some of them and the way authors – and scriptwriters – manage to make something so simply so very entertaining. Therefore it was no surprise that when Persnickety Princess arrived in my inbox, I was instantly excited. I couldn’t wait to see if this would be a story that I would enjoy. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here though, I don’t believe in finding my “prince” one day, never have to be fair, but I just find the stories to be really easy to read and always have a bit of fun attached to them. So, I am pleased to report that Persnickety Princess didn’t disappoint me!

In A Far-Away World

This short novella story is one that will have you giggling one minute, rolling your eyes the next, and then grinning like a silly person by the end. It is a light-hearted story that has quite a fun plot. Princess Lavender is a princess who has read one too many traditional fairytales and believes wholeheartedly that she has to be rescued by the bravest Prince in all the land. Thus she has set up many trials for her prince to overcome before he is worthy of her loving hand. When such a prince finally stumbles into her world, it should have been a happily ever after, except it’s not. Without saying too much and spoiling it for all of you, I will say that I enjoyed this story quite a lot. It was entertaining, enjoyable, and had a very non-serious tone to it as the narrator just wants to have as much fun as the reader.

There Was a Princess

Princess Lavender is a character that could easily have been grating and irritating but instead she simply made me roll my eyes and giggle to myself. She was picky, persnickety, but she was also incredibly bored. Add that all in together and you have a character who will easily make you laugh at her silly antics. Prince Hugo was an interesting character, he got irritated by Lavender’s antics yet he simply let her get on with it while continuing on with his journey. It might have been nice to see a bit more of his story but that’s a small nitpick on my part! Dave, on the other hand, was a character that I quite liked. Silently there and always happy to do what he needed, he was charming and sweet. He definitely made the story more fun! Princess Petunia was also a fun character – although you don’t see a lot of her in this one – she’s full of life, takes control of things, and is definitely the princess I want to see more of!

Who Was Always Waiting

I adored the way that this novella was set out. I loved the way that I could see it in animated form really easily and that you could really heard the narrator’s voice throughout the book. It really brings the book alive and makes it seem more interesting and fun. I enjoyed the prologue and the epilogue quite a lot and really look forward to reading more work from Falcon Storm and finding out more about what happens to this fun and interesting characters. It is difficult to write fairytales in a unique way in this day but I really found this story to be well written and really entertaining.

For Her Perfect Prince

Persnickety Princess is a fun story that really suits its target audience of young children but I can see those of the older generation really enjoying it as well. I did and I’m not a child anymore! Some moments are predictable as I was looking at it from an older perspective but it still kept it fun as you couldn’t wait for the characters to find bits of the information out for themselves. So, if you’re looking for a fairy tale that is fun, light-hearted, entertaining, and really enjoyable then I really think you should pick this one up as it is well worth the read! As a final note, I will say that I really adored the messages hidden in this book, and all it has to teach the children that will eventually pick it up. It’s great that fiction still has the ability to teach us things. This book will touch your heart without you even realising it.

FOUR HEARTS

** I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **


About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the book: High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or Kobo Books.

Falcon StormAbout the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring. Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.

Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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8 thoughts on “Book Tour Review; Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm

  1. YAY! Another phenomenal review from Faye! I knew this one would be right up your alley ;-)

    Thank you for joining us on this tour and for taking a moment to cross-post to Amazon and GoodReads when you have the time.

    Em

  2. I really loved your review! By the way, Petunia will have her own book (just as soon as Natalie has hers) so I’m glad you liked her. And who knows, maybe Hugo will have more of a story later on.

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