Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Well, this book certainly wasn't what I expected. I thought it was going to be more of a fairy tale, with dancing princesses and the lowly servant girl who rises up to save the day. Instead, it was much more of a fantasy, full of magic, poison, dragon demons, and the Underworld.
While it was not was I originally thought, it wasn't a bad story. Perhaps not the best plot to keep a young adult audience entertained, it might do better with the youth genre target audience. The book cover says the book is for 10 years old and up. I could see that, although there are a few usages of rather large words that I don't think the typical 10 year old would know.
Not a book I would be interested in reading again, but something I might recommend to a 10 - 13 year old.