Never After by Rebecca Lickiss

“And, since he hadn’t known which one was the sleeping princess, he’d kissed hundreds of unconscious women.  To no avail.”

Princesses are in short supply in Rebecca Lickliss’ playful reinterpretation of fairytales.  Prince Athelstan is having a truly difficult time finding a proper princess to marry—the scarcity of princesses is also making things difficult for his tomboyish cousin Vevila—as one of the few available princesses above the age of 2, she’s quite sought after, regardless of her wishes.  Accompanied by a trio of wizards, Athelstan and Vevila set off on a quest that will poke gentle fun at a collection of fairytales from Cinderella to Rumplestiltskin.

Vevila is the scene-stealer in this light, humorous read.  She’s clever, resourceful and sassy—and she knows that her ‘happily ever after’ means being true to herself.

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