I've just finished reading PRINCESS BEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. If you like new fairy tales you will love this quirky YA novel about a young princess's journey of self discovery and coming of age. Its a charming, witty, fantasy-fairytale with a generous sprinkling of magic, tragedy and love.
This is a fun read, hard to put down and sure to bring a smile to your lips.
With her parents lost to assassins, Princess Ben ends up under the thumb of the conniving Queen Sophia. Starved and miserable, locked in the castle's highest tower, Ben stumbles upon a mysterious enchanted room. So begins her secret education in the magical arts:mastering an obstinate flying broomstick, furtively emptying the castle pantries, setting her hair on fire ... But Ben's private adventures are soon overwhelmed by a mortal threat to her kingdom. Can Ben save the country and herself from foul tyranny?