Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"The Princess and the Unicorn" by Carol Hughes is a modern
fairy tale. It mixes the age-old themes of mystical
creatures and royalty with up and coming devices like
laptops and cell phones. The plot jolts back and forth
between Eleanor (the princess) and Joyce (the fairy).
Basically, the unicorn helps keep Joyce's forest
thriving. When Eleanor takes the unicorn with her, Joyce
must try to get her back. Suspence ensues when someone
close to Eleanor betrays her and prevents her from helping
her newfound fairy friend.
With a majestic unicorn and
blonde princess on the pink cover, readers expect the same
old happily ever after story. The book is full of
frollicking; right? WRONG. Hughes manages to weave a
masterful plot that both engages the readers and makes
them think. Additionally, the descriptions take readers
to a far away place of fantasy and beauty. A page-turner
in every sense of the word, "The Princess and the Unicorn"
is a must have for girls that want to be lost in a book
that is both girly and literarily strong.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island,