Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New This Week: Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié, the newest in the Simon Pulse Once Upon a Time series, was released this week.

I haven't read this one yet, but I am curious since there are very few novelizations using Princess and the Pea for inspiration. (Almost none, really, just see Modern Interpretations of Princess and the Pea, which I need to update with this title!)

Product Description from the publisher:

A Retelling of "The Princess and the Pea"

When a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard to her family's farm, Violet falls in love at first sight. Richard also gives Violet his heart, but he knows his marriage is destined to be an affair of state, not of passion. For the king and queen have devised a contest to determine who will win their son's hand in marriage.

To be reunited with her prince, Violet must compete against princesses from across the land. It will take all of her wits -- and a little help from an unexpected source -- if Violet is to demonstrate the depth of her character and become Richard's bride.

So has anyone else read this one yet? Or plan to? I forgot to preorder it, but am going to buy a copy sometime this week.

Next up in the series will be The World Above by Cameron Dokey, due out in June and drawing inspiration from Jack and the Beanstalk.

By the way, you don't know how hard this post has been to write. For some reason, whenever I read the title--and I like the title just fine--I think of Hall and Oates's song "Private Eyes" and of course make it "Violet Eyes" instead. I blame the recent ad campaign of USA Network for Psych. And my mom owning the cassette when I was in my formative years....

Sorry if I planted an earworm for you. Share my pain!

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