Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. One day, though, Harriet's parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she's invincible until she's twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey...until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.
Perfect for fans of Babymouse and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.
- This was a fun and refreshing twist on an old fairy tale. Gnome and I both really enjoyed this one.
- The book is unique. Some pages have illustrations and dialogue like a graphic novel, but most pages just have text like a regular novel. It was cool that they mixed the two.
- I like that Harriet just does whatever, and I love that she uses her curse to her advantage.
- I liked that this had a lot of twists on the Sleeping Beauty. I wasn't sure what was going to happen next.
- There were a lot of funny moments. Gnome and I laughed throughout the book.
- My only complaint is that the book is a little long. I think they could have shortened it a bit.