Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Review: Princess Alessa and the Frog War

I really enjoyed reading this book. At first I found it a bit difficult to get into, but you soon started to love the characters and of course I wanted to know who the bad guy is.
The main characters are easy to grow fond of and they really have something like a personality. Also, Albino gave them great lines, I especially loved „I'm a princess in distress. You're a prince. Save me now!“.
The plot developed fast, I didn't find much dull moments and I finished the book after three days because I couldn't put it down. There are many unexpected events in the story.
The language was easy, also for someone like me whose mother tongue isn't English. There aren't many „bad words“.
I guess the book was made for a younger audience, because of the age (16) of Alessa, the main character and the lack of foul-mouthedness. It's kinda like a long and complex fairy tale.

On the other hand, there were some things I didn't enjoy so much. In the last third of the book there are a hell of new characters introduced, which made it for me somewhat difficult to follow the story because I always had to stop and think „Huh? Who was that again and what did they want?“. But probabaly that's just me and my bad memory.
There were some grammar mistakes and a word missing here or there.
The bad guys were just evil, you actually didn't learn why they did what they did – except for the main villain, who was kind of the boss of the other villains.

Now that I've finished the book I can say that I really enjoyed it very much and hope there's a sequel, especially since some character's stories don't seem to be told and the end suggested that it's not yet a fairytale-happy-end. I really hope there's a sequel. I received a free copy of this book to write a honest review about it, I wasn't encouraged to say good things.

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