logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: princess-princess-ever-after
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
photo 2017-06-17 02:52
Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill

I forgot I had this screenshot on my phone. I think I had planned to do a status update using it but never got around to it. Anyway, enjoy Amira laughing at the idea of getting married to a random prince.

 

ETA - Oh, and here are those same panels in the webcomic. Granted, my lighting was bad and my phone camera is crap, but I think it's still a nice example of the muddiness I was talking about. And this bit actually isn't all that bad compared to the example I mentioned in my review. ::sigh::

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-06-15 04:42
Princess Princess Ever After (graphic novel) by Katie O'Neill
Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill

When Princess Amira stops to save Princess Sadie from the tall tower she’s been imprisoned in, Sadie almost turns her away. So many others have tried to save her, but all have failed. However, Amira is enthusiastic, determined, and in possession of both a grappling hook and an incredibly strong cookie-loving unicorn.

That’s just the beginning of Amira and Sadie’s adventures. Along the way, they make some new friends, Amira learns more about being a hero, and Sadie finds the courage to face her sister and rule her kingdom.

I bought this because I heard it was a sweet f/f graphic novel. It was super cute, although a bit too short for my tastes. I wanted more pages devoted to Amira and Sadie getting to know each other - Sadie’s “I trust you” happened very early on and was a bit jarring. When the villain appeared and disappeared in the space of about a page, I started worrying that the pacing of this graphic novel just wasn’t going to work for me.

Thankfully, the story smoothed out after that. I really enjoyed Amira and Sadie’s encounters with the prince and the ogre, as well as the flashbacks to Amira and Sadie’s pasts. Amira and Sadie were cute together (complete with blushing, rose petals, and background roses!).

One thing I hadn’t realized until I started working on this review was that Princess Princess Ever After was originally published as a webcomic called Princess Princess, which is still available on Katie O’Neill’s website. I’ve clicked through it and there are some artwork changes between it and Princess Princess Ever After, some of which I liked and some of which I didn’t.

One thing I liked was that Sadie’s sister’s magic was changed from purple to black - it looks creepier in the print version. One thing I didn’t like was that the print version’s colors were slightly less bright than in the original web comic. Not only is this the sort of story that’s practically made for bright colors, some of the panels just weren’t as clear in the print version. Considering that this graphic novel had several black characters, a bit more attention should have been paid to whether they’d still show up okay in panels with darker backgrounds. The panels featuring Prince Taji were really dark - his skin color seemed to almost be the same shade as the wall behind him, resulting in him blending into the background too much. In the webcomic he was perfectly visible, and I could see that he actually had some shading.

The print version includes a 3-page epilogue that isn’t present in the original webcomic. I’m really glad that O’Neill added it. It doesn’t just serve as extra content for folks who’ve read the webcomic, it also makes it clear that, yes, Amira and Sadie are not only a couple, they also get a nice little happily ever after just like any other fairy tale couple.

This was a fluffy and sweet graphic novel about two different princesses becoming more capable in their own ways and falling in love in the process. I wish it were maybe twice as long and that the print version’s colors were a little brighter, but overall this was a good read.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2016-04-01 01:50
Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding #2)
Princess Ever After - Rachel Hauck

I really enjoyed this story!  Faith is very much a part of it, but it isn't overly preachy.  Reggie was a great heroine, very believable, but also with a healthy dose of Princess Anastasia of Russia to her as well.  Tanner was a bit of a stuffy, stuck up jerk, but I liked seeing him change and adapt to the things that life seemed to throw at him.  I especially liked revisiting characters from the previous book and seeing how they were getting on.  All in all, an entertaining read!

Like Reblog Comment
review 2016-03-29 00:00
Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding Series)
Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding Series) - Rachel Hauck I really enjoyed this story! Faith is very much a part of it, but it isn't overly preachy. Reggie was a great heroine, very believable, but also with a healthy dose of Princess Anastasia of Russia to her as well. Tanner was a bit of a stuffy, stuck up jerk, but I liked seeing him change and adapt to the things that life seemed to throw at him. I especially liked revisiting characters from the previous book and seeing how they were getting on. All in all, an entertaining read!
Like Reblog Comment
review 2014-07-05 00:00
Princess Ever After
Princess Ever After - Rachel Hauck I just could not get into this book, which made me sad since I love these kinds of storylines. I may try it again later.
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?