Violet has never known life outside the tower -except for a few stolen moments in the garden. She's always hungry and cold, but she never lets her misfortunes shape her.My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book! I'm such a fan of the authors that it was a must read for me. I liked the dreamy aspect of it, it reminded me of The Little Princess. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives from Violet, the birds, Violet's parents, and even the queen.
When the queen learns about her stolen moments in the garden with the hummingbirds flocking around her, everything changes for Violet. She's offered a place in the palace and a chance to become a Princess.
For the first time, she's warm enough, she has a cozy bed to sleep in, and she has a enough food to fill her stomach. What she doesn't have is her mother. And she doesn't know the queen's secretly plotting against her.
I loved Violet's character and how nothing (not even the luxuries) changed her thoughts on the world. She's still sweet and kind.
I loved the two servants of the queen who attempted to make Violet and her mother's life better - even though it went against the queen.
I love how her father kept looking for her even though he was under a spell and how her mother tried to make the best life for her daughter out of a bad situation.
Spells, secret identities, true friendship, love, and good hearted characters make for a winning combination!
Cover Thoughts: Sweet and enchanting
Source: ARC sent for review
Release Date: March 29th 2016
Illustrations appear throughout this book.
Final Thoughts: Readers of fairy tales will take delight in this enchanting charming read. Add this one to your reading list!