Crisanta Knight is the daughter of Cinderella and attends Lady Agnue’s School for Princesses & Other Female Protagonists with her friends S.J. and Blue. S.J. stands for Snow White Jr. and Blue is Little Red Riding Hood’s sister. The girls all attend the school because they are among the ones that have been written to eventually become future protagonists much like their famous family members.
Every protagonist is chosen and trained because one day the author will begin to write their story. They will have no choice in the life that they will lead because what is written cannot be changed…. or can it? Crisa and her friends are headstrong and determined that no one will tell them what to do and Crisa has a much different future in mind than being a princess.
This was a great young adult fantasy fairy tale read. The plot somewhat reminded me of the television show Once Upon a Time when they were trying to find the author to change their stories but this went a few steps further giving a lot more life to the whole idea. Their land is known as “Book” where everyone is waiting for their book to be written whether they will be a protagonist, antagonist or just a minor character.
The characters in this story are all the next generation of offspring from the tales we all know and love. Crisa is Cinderella’s daughter so of course her mother is correcting her behavior and she’s expected to become a Princess in her own tale. Crisa however is stubborn and far from princess material. This generation does not want to sit around and let someone else tell them how to live their lives and take matters into their own hands to try to change things.
A great read that quite often had me laughing and enjoying what was going on. There’s plenty of action and great characters. Definitely one I’d recommend checking out if you enjoy fairy tales to meet this next generation and root them on in their journey!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.