Book Review: Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

12873027Title: Princess of the Silver Woods

Author: Jessica Day George

Series: Princess #3

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: December 11, 2012


Book Summary:

When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. 

The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

I really liked this book. However, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t absolutely love this book because I have loved every other book I’ve read by Jessica Day George. Despite that, I still really enjoyed reading this book. I do wish I had reread the other books in the series before I read it, but my husband was reading the series from start to finish for the first time, so I just decided to read the one I hadn’t read. 
Petunia and Oliver were great characters. In some ways I couldn’t relate to Petunia since she was the youngest and I am one of the oldest. But she is a very strong character. The plot drew me in and kept me wanting to read. I think the book did a good job of finishing up the trilogy. One thing I liked was how this book provided little glimpses that made it so I could understand the villains’ points of view some and relate to them a little. There were many really good descriptions that not only made me feel like I was there but drew me even further into the world of the book. 
Someday, perhaps even someday soon, I will reread the whole series, which I look forward to, as well as to reading and rereading other Jessica Day George books. 
Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean – a little violence, a few mild swear words (I counted 3)
Source: purchased
This book can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


  1. oh that looks really good! Now I need to find the whole series

  2. This is the third book? Rats! I’ll need to start at the beginning of the series.