By Patricia C. Wrede
Do all princesses who are captured by dragons really want to be rescued by a brave and handsome prince? And do all princes really want to fight dragons and rescue princesses?
The heroine of this book, Cimorene, is one of those princesses who really does not want to be rescued by any knight or prince. In fact, after a couple of days with her boss, the dragon Kazul, she find the Knights to be a bit of a nuisance, and after consulting with a witch, she decides to put up a sign claiming that the road leading to Kazul’s cave is broken and that hikers should choose an alternative route. But will this be enough to fool the Knights? And who is that bothersome wizard poking around Kazul’s cave?
This book is so delicious I didn’t want it to end! It is utterly hilarious, original and sooo well written! It gives a wonderful message to girls, telling them that they are themselves in charge of their life and destiny, and that their happily-ever-after does not have to include a man. Cimorene is smart, resourceful, funny and clever, in fact much much cleverer than the men who try to rescue her, and it is often she who ends up helping them out of scrapes.
This is the kind of book that can be enjoyed by all! No matter what age! I will especially recommend reading this book to young girls with Cinderella dreams 😄😄.
Obviously, five of five stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Note: This is the first book in the ” Enchanted Forest ” Chronicles.