“Petunia is the youngest of twelve princesses. Being the youngest means that she has learned to be feisty and is able to fend for herself. So when her coach is ambushed on the way to visit an elderly neighbor by a group of outlaws wearing wolf masks, she pulls a pistol on the would-be robbers...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Petunia is the youngest of twelve princesses. Being the youngest means that she has learned to be feisty and is able to fend for herself. So when her coach is ambushed on the way to visit an elderly neighbor by a group of outlaws wearing wolf masks, she pulls a pistol on the would-be robbers and forces them to stand down. Her skills will soon be put to good use as first she is kidnapped (albeit by accident) and then the curse that plagued Petunia and her sisters as children seems to be once again haunting them. The evil King Under Stone wishes to continue with his father’s plan of making the princesses the brides to the twelve brothers in their underworld palace. Oliver, a defunct Earl and leader of the outlaws, may be Petunia’s best hope for escaping the curse once and for all.
George weaves a story using elements of The Twelve Princesses, Little Red Riding Hood, with a touch of Robin Hood thrown into the mix. Princess of the Silver Woods is the final book in the trilogy and focusses on Petunia, but gives an opportunity for readers to catch up with the characters from the first two books. While readers will be sympathetic to the characters’ plight, the plot is a bit stretched. Not enough attention is given to understanding or resolving Oliver’s situation and the spontaneous development of a romance between him and Petunia seems thin. However, as a concluding novel in a series, this is a must read that should leave readers satisfied.
“-not one that I wish to be graded for
Don't get me wrong I loved it but I like longer stories. (with more dedicated romance or no romance at all)”
“This third book in this series was pretty good. There were around half a dozen mild curse word and some magic, but I did enjoy it.”Ella of the Door in the air wrote this review Tuesday, April 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Princess Petunia is accidentally kidnapped by an earl without an earldom -- and then she inevitably falls in love. I appreciated how simple many of the pieces of the story seemed. The characters were not as conniving and the language and content were more agreeable to me than many some I have read very recently.”Elizabeth wrote this review Sunday, April 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Princess of the Silver Woods was a satisfying end to the series. The story was a page-turner and answered all of the questions I had from the previous novels.”Rachel wrote this review Friday, April 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I do like the 'new' fairy tales that authors turn into their own. I have enjoyed the books written by this author and have recommended these to other people. Haven't been disappointed yet.”LibraryMom wrote this review Thursday, March 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ah, Princess of the Silver Woods, the conclusion to a very enjoyable series. Petunia and her sisters continue to be the amazing unique Princesses they have always been, and I love how things were brought full circle in this book. Admittedly, I would have loved to see a book about each of the twelve girls, but understandably that would have been a massive project. A fun read, all my favorite things in here, romance, mystery, magic, all my usual must haves. Love this author, can't wait to see what she'll do next!”Alantie wrote this review Saturday, March 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My rating: 3.5 of 5”Aleksandra N wrote this review Saturday, March 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Petunia is on her way to an old friend and mentor’s house when her carriage is stopped by a band of bandits who were wolf masks to hide their identities, which is more than just common bandits. Petunia has something to hide of her own, such as she’s the youngest of the king and that the King Under Stone and his brothers seem to be making a plot to get her and her sisters back as brides.
I can’t quite tell whether or not this will be the last of a trilogy or whatnot, but it was cute, quick read. The second book was mainly from the point of view of that princess and Poppy was a fun narrator. But there is something about seeing through the eyes of people trying to deal with these crazy princesses and falling in love with one of them. I loved Galen from the first book, and Oliver is a great guy to get into the mind of. Oliver has a couple problems to sort out, including dealing with Petunia and then trying to do what is right in a hard situation. This was a fun, light read, perfect for girls and you could probably talk some boys into reading it also.”