Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

January 20, 2009 | 11 Comments

Title: Princess of the Midnight Ball

Author: Jessica Day George

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: January 20, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599903224

Size: 288 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

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A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

This book includes knitting patterns for a shawl and a chain of black wool that are key to the plot.

11 responses to “Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

  1. Tarmy

    I plan to read this. I’ve love the other Jessica Day George books I’ve read (Dragon Slippers and its sequel). I’m also looking forward to finding time for “Sun, Moon, Ice and Snow”
    I liked her first two books that much!

  2. storyengineer

    I’m in the same boat as Tarmy. I liked Dragon Slippers and Dragon Flight and the desciption of this one is intriguing. It’s been on my wish list for months.

  3. Karlene

    I can’t wait to get this book. I have a Borders Gift Card that I got for Christmas and I’ve been saving it for this book. Just waiting for my local Borders to get it in.

  4. Taffy

    I enjoyed Ms. George’s retelling of ’12 Dancing Princesses’. And the knitting was a very unique part of the story.

  5. Chantele

    This book is so good! I love Jessica Day George, and knew I would love this just as much as her other books. I also love the names of the princess’s in this book. All of them named after flowers. Very cute, and unique!;)

  6. Chantele

    My favorite LDS author is Jessica Day George. I love the way she writes, her books are wonderful, and her characters so real! Wonderful author, and really one of my very favorites!

  7. Tarmy

    I liked this book. It was much more enjoyable than the other 12 dancing princesses that I've read (perhaps in the Once Upon a Time series). It was well written

  8. Melanie Goldmund

    If I hadn't known before that this was based on a fairy tale, I never would have guessed, I would have simply thought it was a wonderful fantasy story. I thought the characters were well-rounded and engaging, and the background story had some small but delightful details, such as the addition of the church and the threat of excommunication, or the romance between Lily and Heinrich, but most especially Galen's army background giving him some of the skills he needed to solve the mystery. I certainly won't hesitate to read another Jessica Day George book if it should come my way.

  9. Elizabeth Morgan

    I like the way the girl is rushing through the hall and not looking. It seems as if she is going somewhere she does not want to be going. The emotions on her face are wonderful also.

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