Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Princess and the Sage

Title: The Princess and the Sage

Series: None

Year: 2013

Author: Anneliese Blakeney

Summary: The Princess is quite Put Out. The Young Sage, a personage her father has installed as her new tutor, is turning her life upside down. From trumpet lessons to lemonade stands and licking cake batter, life with the Sage is hair-raising to say the least. In a world of nonsense how can a proper princess survive? The Princess and the Sage, Anneliese Blakeney's debut novel, is a whimsical tale full of nonsense parenthetical statements and Capitals. Sensible readers must proceed at their own risk. Those wary of nonsense, remember, you have been warned! (from Goodreads)

Main Characters:
~ The Princess
~ The Young Sage

Review: I read this book cover to cover in one afternoon. Not because it was only 126 pages long, but because I couldn't put it down! This has got to be the best nonsense book since the infamous Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. Describing it doesn't do it justice. You must just read it. 

No, I suppose I need a slightly longer review than that. *adjusts librarian glasses and tries to act stern* For a debut novel, this is remarkable. Of course, you do have the occasional typos and editing errors, but they don't detract from the awesomeness of the story. The characters were superb -- always memorable. The Sage was amazing, the king and queen were hilarious... and the author even wrote herself in! There's a plot bunny, a lemonade stand, some mud, and so much more! 

The Princess wants to be a perfect princess, and of course that means being slightly snotty, girly, and refusing to do anything wild, messy, or obnoxious. When her father employs the Young Sage (yes, it's imperative that you used the capital letters) as her new tutor, she finds she doesn't quite like the Sage's teaching methods. Since when do princesses mingle with trumpets and climbing trees? She can't dismiss the Sage, so she's forced to go along with it all. And that's what starts all of their adventures.

There. Is that long enough? Now you can go read it. And no, that was not just a friendly suggestion. *grins*

Advisory: None, unless there's danger from dying laughing.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Click here to buy The Princess and the Sage on Amazon!

1 comment:

  1. I love this book! I'm so glad that you reviewed it here. As always, this was an enjoyable-to-read review.

    On a totally different topic, I can't wait to see you next month.


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