Here is my first book review!!
Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound
A "fresh" take on fairytales, this book chronicles the journey of one Princess Crisanta Knight (aka Crisa) to becoming the protagonist of her own life story, with the help of her friends, a fired fairy godmother, a weapon-morphing magic wand, and....Daniel. (More on that later)
I say "fresh" because the book's blurb states it as such. I put it in parentheses because it is not, in fact, fresh. It is yet another "strong female character showing the world that she is more than a damsel in distress" plot. Which, to be honest, is more than a little annoying. The author is obviously very feminist, which very nearly turned me off reading it. But I digress.
Aside from that, I absolutely love this book. The plot is intriguing, the characters are amazingly well done, the writing style is engaging, and the worldbuilding is exceptional.
Crisanta Knight, daughter of Cinderella, is going to another school year at "Lady Agnue's Academy for Princesses and other Female Protagonists". Her and her friends Blue (sister of Red Riding Hood) and SJ (daughter of Snow White) are anxiously awaiting their prologue prophecy, which will start their book. Or, Blue and SJ are. Crisa is a bit apprehensive, dreading being forced into whatever story the Author writes for her. She would rather spend her time swordfighting, (of course) homework-procrastinating, or verbal grenade-throwing with Mauvrey, daughter of Sleeping Beauty.
One day, she meets Daniel. A boy who insults her, beats her at everything, and somehow gets her where it hurts without even knowing her. Most of the book is her and Daniel sparring, and you aren't sure if they like each other or want to kill each other.
She has nightmares of someone named Natalie Poole, who she is shocked to learn is a real person living on Earth. She also dreams of shadowy figures, plotting against her and her friends. What do these dreams mean?
Overall, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. It is clean, not violent, absolutely hilarious, and pretty emotional too. The downside is....ultra-feminism smacking you in the face at every turn. Seriously?
Thanks for reading!