Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Review: The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny by Michael Mullin

The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny
Author: Michael Mullin
Publication: Gemiknight Studios, LLC (February 22, 2012)

Description: From the author of "8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf" comes an original fairy tale about a teenage princess who hires the witch from "The Frog Prince" to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school.

My Thoughts: This was a nice original fairy tale told in verse. It poked fun at a lot of the standard fairy tale tropes including the evil witch and the spells that go wrong but it also included a lot of standard high school stuff where best friends become bitter enemies. 

Penny and Darcy were best friends when they were little but had a falling out when Darcy want to use their friendship to gain social status. For years now, Darcy and her crowd have been bullying and excluding Penny. Now Penny has found a chance for revenge through the unlikely source of an ad in a magazine.

When she travels to meet the evil witch who can cast the spell needed for her revenge, she meets Jink who begins the story as a small, wrinkled troll with big bug eyes and a scraggly goatee. Despite his appearance, he has good advice for Penny and urges her to give up her revenge plot. When that fails, he is always there to rescue her when something goes wrong as it inevitably does in fairy tales. 

And, as is in the case of fairy tales, wrongs are righted, evil is vanquished, and the hero and heroine live happily ever after. Well, maybe not the last, but they do agree to "just see how it goes." This was a cute story with clever rhymes and verses. It was also a quick read. I recommend it for fans of fairy tales who want a little twist in their stories. 

Favorite Quote:
None of them had the correct assignment, so Darcy issued a warning:Get me that paper, and get it quick! Thisis no longer a friendly chat!"She yelled at her friends like a witch (or atleast something that rhymes withthat.)
I received this one from the author in exchange for an honest review. You can buy your copy here.

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