Boy did I find a winner.
Once Upon a Marigold
By Jean Ferris
Blurb from Goodreads: "A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father."
Guys, I don't even know if I can do this book justice here. You know I have a love of fairy tales, and I am quite over the moon for this one.
First of all, the book is written in 3rd person omniescent. I didn't realize this when I bought it (based only on the cover, admittedly), but it is easily discovered in the first few pages. Omniescent is hard, but Ferris definitely did it the right way. You're not overloaded with thoughts, but given just enough to make the story even funnier.
Yes, it is FUNNY. And it's so rich with detail and charisma...okay, I could sit here and gush ALL day.
The message here: Read this book. It's light-hearted and fun, and will make your heart melt. The narrative flows so well and keeps you enchanted right to the very last sentence.
I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel, Twice Upon a Marigold.
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