March 10, 2012

Middle Grade Guest Review: The Wide Awake Princess +GIVEAWAY

Today we have a guest post from one of my 7th grade students.  She is reviewing The Wide Awake Princess by E.D. Baker.
Check below for a giveaway of two other E.D. Baker books!

In this new stand-alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie—blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic—can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen's true love to kiss her awake. 
But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn't possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father's guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love of her own.

Title of Book The Wide Awake Princess

Author E.D. Baker

Why did you decide to pick up this book and read it?
I picked it up because the cover is very eye-catching.  Once I picked it up and read the back I knew I had to read it.

Did you like the book? Please explain why you liked it or not.
I really enjoyed the book.  I think the reason I enjoyed it so much is because it is a fantasy book.  It also has many fairytales in it and they all come together.

Tell me what you thought of the main character(s). Did you like him/her/them? Did you like how they acted/reacted to events in the story?
I like the main character because I can relate to her by having a popular older sister.

What part did you like the best and why?
I liked the very beginning because that has to do with sleeping beauty, and I do not know a lot about her.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?
Yes, because it is an amazingly awesome book.

Tell me anything else about the book and your opinion of it that you want to share!
This book is good if you like fun original books.

Thanks for your thoughts!!! I've read this book and enjoyed it too.  Great fun book!

Would you like a chance at two other E.D. Baker books?  I've got two to give away.

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  1. The Wide-Awake Princess looks adorable! I like the Sleeping Beauty twist. Thanks for the review, Ms. 7th grader!

  2. How cute! I reallllllly want to try this book.

  3. My students love Baker's Frog Princess series . . . I'm looking forward to checking The Wide-Awake Princess out.

  4. This book sounds so cute! I definitely need to read it, thanks for the awesome guest review!

  5. The book sounds cute and fun - and I love your 7th grader's review! Thanks for the chance to win these books!

  6. I had never heard of E.D. Baker before, but these books look great. Thanks for bringing them to my attention!