Two Moon Princess- Summer Reading Challange
Two Moon Princess
By Carmen Ferreiro Esteban
Published by: Tanglewood Press
Published on: June 2010
Summary taken from Goodreads.com:
In this coming-of-age story set in a medieval kingdom, Andrea is a headstrong princess longing to be a knight who finds her way to modern-day California. But her accidental return to her family's kingdom and a disastrous romance brings war, along with her discovery of some dark family secrets. Readers will love this mix of traditional fantasy elements with unique twists and will identify with Andrea and her difficult choices between duty and desire.
I love stories about princesses. I especially love stories about princesses who don't get everything handed to them and who seem to be overlooked. I had so many mixed emotions about this book.
Starting with the good: I love LOVE LOVED the romance in this book. I am not going to give it away for those of you who haven't read it. It is the kind of romance that builds slowly and at an excruciatingly slow pace. (In a very good way). I loved the way the book ended, and I love that they didn't really find each other until the very end of the book. It was a very satisfying finish and a very satisfying romance.
I loved the entire idea of having another dimension so close to our own. I loved the idea of Andrea traveling back and forth between Earth and her dimension. It was a fun mix of a contemporary story mixed in with a beautiful fantasy story.
I was a little dissappointed with some of the characters in the story- namely Andrea's uncle. I felt that character seemed hollow. He seemed outrageously angry for ridiculous reasons and seemed to tear apart a niece he supposedly adored. I was completely baffled by the way he treated Andrea- it was confusing and didn't seem to fit in with the character that the author had established.
I was also disappointed with Jeff's character. I know he was being a typical teenage boy who couldn't completely get a handle on inter dimensional traveling. However, his whole existence was confusing- he was a graduate student who played on the college's basketball team and acted like he was 15.
All in all this was a decent book, and worth the read if you want a love story you will remember.