Title: More Than a Princess (More Than a Princess #1)
Author: E.D. Baker
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release Date: November 6, 2018
From E. D. Baker, a magical new series about a heroic princess who’s more than she seems — and a kingdom whose fate rests in her hands.
Aislin is more than just a princess — she’s half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts that let her draw strength from the wilderness around her. When she’s captured and used as bait between two warring kingdoms, she must find a way to break free of their plot… while also minding the human princesses she encounters, conventionally beautiful girls who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin’s inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities, and with a few loyal friends by her side, she’s ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom.
E. D. Baker, whose books have sold over 1 million copies, offers a classic, original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and goodness in all its shapes and sizes, sure to delight readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.
This is a great fairytale story!
Aislin is mixed race. Her parents are a fairy and a pedrasi. They broke down conventions by marrying and joining two different groups of people together. They have magic, so they stay hidden from humans. But their secrets are threatened when a human king finds their kingdom.
Aislin was a strong character. She was very brave to stand up for her people. She had to deal with a lot of racism and criticism on her looks. She didn’t look like a typical human princess because she was built differently. The boys would tease her, but she didn’t let it bring her down. I really liked the way race relations were in this story, though they were represented in fairytale creatures. This can be compared to racism and discrimination in real life.
I really enjoyed this story!
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Have you read More Than a Princess? What did you think of it?