R: Recommended (This is at the top of the pile.)
Creative Must (Does something different really well.)
*This review was part of a blog tour when the book first came to America*
Welcome to the last stop on the Rose and the Lost Princess blog tour! I reviewed this book from an ARC through NetGalley and was contacted by the publisher to be a part of the blog tour. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity and would like to reward my followers with a giveaway! The publisher will send a final copy to 1 winner, who will be chosen one week from today (May 25, 2014). I will randomly chose someone from my followers list, so make sure to follow me 🙂
Rose and the Lost Princess starts immediately where Rose left off in the scene where Rose is trying to relax in the drawing room with the other rescued children, just before Mr. Fountain offers to take Rose as an apprentice. She accepts on the condition that she keep her job as housemaid; however, the staff treats her differently (except Bill) and the townsfolk are scared and angry at all magicians for the actions of one.
Holly Webb did a fantastic job at carrying her story fluidly from one book to the next. I enjoyed digging a little deeper into the life and work of Mr. Fountain at the palace while also getting to know a bit more about the royal family, and the princesses in particular. This book was fun to read, but I think that older readers (and adults) would find it more enjoyable if sharing it with a younger reader. Webb knows how to move the story along, and the read will be quick, so make sure you can read it all in one sitting!