Goodreads Summary: "Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue.
What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them. Everyone learns a lot about friendship and hate, politics and laughter, romantic ballads and sleeping in the dirt with nothing but a sword for company. But most of all they learn about the many meanings of love."
Review:I liked this one. It was cute, fairly predictable, and had lots of good feelings. I liked the characterizations about Rhis, where the story was told so closely from her perspective that people would say things to/about her (such as, "you always know how to solve problems" or "you're always with people") that would take her by surprise, and they would take me by surprise, too. Really? She does that? She's like that? Oh yeah, I guess she is... So that was fun.
I do take issue with the ending. It seemed really... perfunctory. "And then... it ended. The end!" And I was left scratching my head, saying, "huh." So there you go. Huh.
*note:* At one point, I had to get up to get a drink or something, and I looked out the window and thought, that's funny. I thought it was raining buckets. Wait, that was in my book...
Goodreads Shelves: addictive, fluffy, is-this-a-kissing-book