Today I’ve got a couple of mini reviews for two cute titles featuring princes. I quite enjoyed both so check out my thoughts on Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm and The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang below!
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Published by Disney-Hyperion on December 19, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover Source: Library
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.
Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.
As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
If you’re in need of a fun contemporary that will definitely make you smile, look no further than Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Being whisked away to a Scottish castle might seem fun in theory but with camera crews at every turn, Dylan is out of her element. There’s adventure, a nerdy groomsman, and, of course, family drama. Overall Prince in Disguise was an adorable holiday romp filled with heart and I totally recommend it.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Published by First Second on February 13, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Fiction, Comics, Historical, Romance
Pages: 288 Format: eARC Source: NG
I acquired this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
I’d heard nothing but amazing things about Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker and it truly deserves all the praise. Sebastian and Frances form an endearing friendship built on trust and creativity and their moments together were wonderful. The stunning dresses took on a life of their own and all of the vivid colors and flowing lines created a gorgeous artistic style. Overall The Prince and the Dressmaker was an absolute beauty both in story and art. Definitely check it out!
Did either of these titles catch your eye? Are you a fan of royal stories?
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