Book Title: The Princess and the Peacock
Book Author: C.S. Johnson
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Faerie Tale
Publishing Date: December 14th, 2018
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis: The first time I fell in love with Princess Mele was when I saw her smile, and I fell in love with her the second time the moment I heard her sing.
Two memories burn within Kaipo’s heart — the death of his mother, which left him alone to die, and the arrival of Princess Mele, which gave him a new reason to live. Together with his adopted brother, Kaipo seeks out Jaya, the Fae Queen who lives on the Forbidden Mountain, in order to gain the beauty he requires to win Mele’s heart. But Jaya has other plans for the scarred outcast who climbs up her mountain …
The Princess and the Peacock is the first in Birds of Fae, a fantasy fairy tale novella series from C. S. Johnson.
I thought this Josephine Wall painting best suited the beauty and feel of the story!
“Beauty can be given as easily as a smile, riches with a wave of my hand. But there are deeper forms of magic, and there is a great difference between the beauty that comes from magic and the beauty that is shaped inside the heart.”
The Princess and the Peacock was such an adorable read! It was the epitome of faerie tales! I absolutely adored it and I cannot wait for more in the series!
The tale reminded me a little of The Frog Prince and The Swan Princess. It had a similar moral about what’s on the inside that counts. It was very touching, and though it was obviously predictable, it was just what I look for in a faerie tale.
I loved that in the short amount of time the tale was told, I truly got to know the three main characters, and I absolutely fell in love with them. The setting was beautiful, and the writing was very vivid. For a quick read, it really felt like a fully developed novel.
It was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. I loved it almost as much as my favorite faerie tale retelling series. It had passion, an amazing moral lesson, magic, love, a touch of danger, and, of course, a satisfying ending. I’d definitely recommend it to faerie tale lovers!
“Even as it marked her face, it hinted that the true beauty lay in her heart.”
Thank you to R&R Book Tours and the author for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review and as part of the blog tour.
Quotes are from the book, written by the author.
About the Author:
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a
Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at https://www.csjohnson.me/.
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