Friday, March 11, 2016

The Princess Companion by Melanie Cellier

The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea
by Melanie Cellier

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Four Kingdoms - Book 1
Publisher: Luminant Publications
Publication Date: January 2, 2016
Genre: YA fantasy
Print Length: 244 pages
Available from: Amazon
 One dark and stormy night, lost and alone, Alyssa finds herself knocking on the door of a castle.

After a lifetime spent in the deep forest, Alyssa has no idea what to expect on the other side.

What she finds is two unruly young princesses and one very handsome prince. When Alyssa accepts the job of Princess Companion she knows her life will change. What she doesn’t know is that the royal family is about to be swept up in unexpected danger and intrigue and that she just might be the only thing standing between her kingdom and destruction.

This retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, reimagines the risks and rewards that come when one royal family goes searching for a true princess.

Danger and romance await a woodcutter’s daughter in a royal palace

The Princess Companion by Melanie Cellier

The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea (The Four Kingdoms, # 1)No matter what your go-to genre is, admit it, you still like well-told fairytales. Here’s your chance to enjoy the re-telling of The Princess and the Pea, thanks to Melanie Cellier’s The Princess Companion!
In unsettling times, political alliances must be made, but the Queen still wants true love for her son. Who knew a dark and stormy night would bring a bedraggled woodcutter’s daughter to the castle door? Who could have known that strong-willed and resourceful girl could change the destiny of her kingdom all by sleeping in the most uncomfortable bed, ever? Of course she is mindful enough to never mention it…and so our tale begins…

Alyssa, through a chain of events, has assumed the role of Princess Companion to two adorable, although unruly twin Princesses. Yet even Alyssa had no idea the impact that the handsome prince would have on her heart, not that she would even be considered to be his queen.

Follow along as Melanie Cellier weaves a tale of magic, intrigue, young love and danger as one princess after another is paraded before the court. Some will prove great allies while others may have their own brand of deceit that will put everyone in danger. It may be up to one woodcutter’s daughter and the alliances she has formed to try to save the day, even though it may be too late to save her heart from breaking.

Completely entertaining, magical and told in the true sense of great fairytales, Melanie Cellier has brought our childhood fantasies back to life with a fresh take, strong characters and one hard-headed, intelligent girl with a heart of gold.

I received this copy from the author, Melanie Cellier in exchange for my honest review.

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