Coralina by Anita Valle

CoralinaCoralina (The Nine Princesses Novella)

By Anita Valle

Summary:

Coralina Corissa, known as “Coco” to her eight sisters, is the prettiest princess of a hundred kingdoms. And she knows it. Her beauty has always given her anything she wanted… and any MAN she wanted.

Runa Realm is facing a new threat. Strange bandits, disguised as nobles, are attacking beautiful women to steal their hair. Coralina isn’t concerned. Until Prince Luxley, her favorite (but not only) lover, gets clobbered by a peasant called Gord, who mistakenly assumed the prince was a bandit.

Outraged, Coralina plans to punish the peasant by deliberately breaking his heart. But Gord is nearly blind. For the first time ever, Coralina must rely on more than her looks to ensnare a man. But the harder she flirts, the more Gord seems to hate her. And the more her own heart (and hair) becomes endangered.

The Nine Princesses Novellas is a series that chronicles the adventures of an unconventional family of princesses, the struggles they face in a kingdom often hostile to their humble origins, and the day-to-day dramas of nine young women whose personalities often clash like swords. Fans of Gale Carson Levine and Shannon Hale would enjoy this young-adult series. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

My Review:

As soon as I finished the first one I picked up this one.  I was interested in seeing how some of the open plot points were worked in.  While all our questions still are not answered I am more confident that eventually they will be.

Again this is another cute story.  I will admit Coralina is probably going to be my least favorite princess.  I always had a diversion to girls who know they are pretty and flaunt it to get what they want. But at the same time I feel like what Gord did to her was a little harsh.  I won’t get into details because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else.

Coraline is very used to getting what she wants and playing any gentleman to get it.  So when Gord comes along, a man that is almost completely blind, she doesn’t know what to do.  Only problem is her reputation has preceded her, so her flirting is getting her nowhere. She devises a scheme after he accidently sends her into the lake to try and get back at him.  But can she really pull it off or will she finally learn what it feels like to be used.

Mixed into the flirting is a band of bandits that are cutting off women’s hair to sell to the highest bidder for the newest fashion crazy.  I have to admit I didn’t see where that was going to lead.

I felt a little cheated at the end am wondering how and if this will play out in later books.temp (4)

PicsArt_1375992687897   PG – Great for girls of any age.

 

 

 

 

See our review of Maelyn the first in the nine princesses Novellas.

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