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Styling Librarian Book Review: Rose and the Lost Princess and Book Giveaway

Rose and the Lost Princess

Rose and the Lost Princess

Rose and the Lost Princess by Holly Webb – 4th grade and up, Fantasy – Are you fond of fantasies? Downton Abbey? I’m terribly fond of both. When I read a recommendation for reading this book, someone suggested that the two – fantasy and Downton Abbey are combined in Rose and the Lost Princess, sold!
I already was lost in the original story about Rose and the discovery of her magical abilities when she was sent to work at a wizard’s home… but this book was a perfect stand alone and also a fantastic sequel. I loved getting lost in reading about the mob mentality that begins soon after the book begins and additionally how our main character Rose has to deal with ignorant, scared bullies. The story that ensues is a thick, complicated mystery that has fascinating adventures developing from a festival to a complicated relationship with a royal family to a special, complicated deception…

Rose and the Lost Princess by Holly Webb – 4th grade and up – Fantasy –  Goodreads Summary: “The second spellbinding adventure with Rose… Turning the worn pages of her spell book, Rose can’t believe how much her life has changed. Once a poor orphan, and now an apprentice to the King’s chief magician! But when the country’s beloved Princess vanishes, everything changes. As rumours of dark magic fly through the city, the King asks Rose for help. She must find the missing Princess – before all is lost.”

Quite honored to be part of a blog tour for Rose and the Lost Princess – Part of the tour is the chance for one of you, my wonderful readers, to give away one copy of the book to US & Canada recipients only. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the following form: either fill out below or click this link:

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ISBN: 9781402285844; April 1,2014; $6.99; U.S.; Juvenile Fiction/Independent Reader; Trade Paper

About Rose and the Lost Princess: Rose’s whole life has changed in a matter of weeks. She’s gone from being a lonely orphan to a magician’s apprentice, though she’s learned that power comes at a price. Even Rose’s friends don’t seem to trust her anymore, especially when rumors of dark magic begin to swirl through the city.

Then the country’s beloved princess vanishes, and the king asks Rose for her help. She must find the missing princess and put a stop to the evil magician behind the kidnapping… before all is lost.

Holly Webb

Holly Webb

About the Author: Holly was born and grew up in southeast London but spent a lot of time on the Suffolk coast. As a child, she had two dogs, a cat, and at one point, nine gerbils (an accident). At about ten, Holly fell in love with stories from Ancient Greek myths, which led to studying university. She worked for five years as a children’s fiction editor before deciding that writing was more fun and easier to do from a sofa. Now living in Reading with her husband, three sons, and two cats, Holly runs a Guide unit. The Rose books stem from a childhood love of historical novels and the wish that animals really could talk.

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About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

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