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Lumberjanes, Vol. 1
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein
Resonance (Dissonance)
Erica O'Rourke
The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers
Henry James, Anthony Curtis

The Escape of Princess Madeline

The Escape of Princess Madeline - Kirstin Pulioff After reading the blurb of this book-- I instantly wanted to read it. It had all the elements of what I like in shorter stories. It's a fantasy, with a young princess who is rebellious against her father's (the King) demand for her to marry. Feeling cornered; she finally decides her only option is to run away from the palace. Madeline is an interesting heroine. I like how she's written as a 16 year old. Sometimes 16 year old girls are too maturely written. Don't get me wrong-- I love to read mature heroines AND immature ones! I was very mature at 16. Some girls aren't. I know it's a difficult thing to write well while being consistent. Madeline is obviously a sheltered girl who literally lives the life "of a princess" and it shows. But she's endearing. I love that. She isn't annoying, nor is she a spoiled brat. She wants to live her own life! And I don't blame her. I also liked how the story easily wraps you in. I love Daniel. I hope he can rescue her! I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything! And since this is a short story-- this is as long as my review can be without giving stuff away!
I will be reading the next one. It's a great short story fantasy. I highly recommend it.