Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Review—The Princess Spy


About the Book:

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and she hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story.

Unable to pass his message on to her father, the duke, Margaretha convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. But when Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment for retrieving a lost heirloom, Margaretha discovers that she might be very wrong about both Colin and her potential betrothed.

My Rating: 5 Stars

I am always eager to get my hands on a new Melanie Dickerson fairy tale retelling and The Princess Spy did not disappoint. I thought it was a very fun adventure and not quite as predictable as The Captive Maiden (which I still loved, it’s just the being captured over and over in the same book felt a bit monotonous). One of the things I love most in Melanie Dickerson’s books is how much I actually like her heroines. That’s quite a feat. It’s always hard for me to find girl characters I really like. That’s why I usually read books for the guys. ;)

Speaking of guys, her heroes are also awesome. I’ve loved all of them. Wilhelm will always be my favorite, but Colin was right up near the top. I really enjoyed his character, and he and Margaretha were so cute together. Also, the way this book tied in with The Merchant’s Daughter was fabulous. It was just an extra little detail that made me love the book even more. Plus the cover is just gorgeous. How could it not make you want to read it?

I highly recommend The Princess Spy as a well-told continuation of Melanie’s fairy tale retellings, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

By the the way, The Princess Spy is currently only $1.99 for Kindle! I don’t know how long it will last, but it’s a great price for a great book!


  1. I love this book! It is my favorite of Dickerson's books so far.

  2. This was a great one!!