The Persnickety Princess Book Review


Persnickety Princess cover


About the book: High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or Kobo Books.


I love fairytales to this day and this love has been carried on to my little girls and boy! We love reading any kind of fairytale be it a classic or a contemporary one.

The Persnickety Princess is a really appealing tale of a princess who is so finicky that she almost misses out on love. She is quirky and at the same time lovable. When she puts herself into danger because she feels that is the only way that she will meet her prince who is exactly four and three-quarters taller than her, the danger is not warranted.

I loved Petunia and the Witch who was ‘not so bad’. The bard who tells the story is amusing.

For a first book, I think this is really great. It has humour, all the interesting characters that a fairytale should have and a little twist to it.  Well written in simple language, it will appeal to both girls and boy alike.


Falcon Storm

About the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring. Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook,

GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.

Here’s what you need to do…

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That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!


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11 thoughts on “The Persnickety Princess Book Review

  1. Awesome review, Jacinta! I’m so glad you loved The Persnickety Princess! Thank you for joining us on this tour and for cross-posting your review to Amazon and GoodReads when you get the chance.

    Em 😀

  2. Fairy tales are good for kids as well as adults. This one is fun, especially for younger readers. I’d like a story or three about Witch Natalie and her cat, and maybe an adventure with the dragon and Petunia.

  3. Nice review! I am about half way done reading this book and I am really enjoying it!
    Excited about doing my own review!

  4. I loved the book as well! Dave was such a great character as well, though I loved the Bard and found him very amusing- I want more of him too!

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