Actual Rating: 4
*Thank you to Poetose Press and NetGalley for an eARC of this book. This review is my full and honest opinion.*
This book was so precious.
Growing up, I listened to the same fairy tales as everyone else – Cinderella and Aladdin and The Sleeping Beauty – but they were never my favorites. My favorite was The Light Princess, a Scottish story about a princess who was cursed to be unaffected by gravity.
For some reason, this book brought me back – way back – to my childhood days, and The Little Queen had the same sort of nostalgia and sparkling innocence that fairy tales typically have. But it did feel more than that.
Something about this book also reminded me a bit of The Little Prince (and I’m sure it’s not just the title). But both stories had a main character who looked at the world with a wondrous curiosity, and as a reader it was impossible to not feel the same warmth.
The writing was lyrical and beautiful, and the sketches in the book definitely added to the cozy atmosphere. This is definitely a book I think people of all ages could enjoy. I’ll remember to read it to my own children fifteen years from now – and maybe it’ll become their favorite.
The Little Queen comes out TOMORROW – August 1st! Grab your copy here.