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Princess of the Silver Woods (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy #3)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
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Jessica
Aug 30, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
In the final installment about the Twelve Dancing Princesses of Westfalin, Petunia gets her chance for adventure.

*Editing, April 2012.

*More editing, June 2012. I have spent the last week in my bedroom, cutting 20,000 words from the manuscript. Most of those words were: clearly, actually, even, and just.

*Copy edits, August 2012.

*Galley proofs, August 2012.
Jessica
Apr 22, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
GASP! Look at that pretty cover!!!! And it comes out November 13th! Can't wait :)

Update April 6: Ooh, a Robin Hood twist as well! I adore Robin Hood, so this is bound the be perfect. I'm so excited, but someone please make the cover picture normal size!

Book Review: December 19th: So, I'm finally getting around to writing another book review. I haven't been reviewing too much because of so much school work, hindering from reading a lot.

Backstory:
I'm very, very, very happy that this book FINALLY
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Mitch
Dec 12, 2012 Mitch rated it liked it
Definitely one for the fans. I still think Princess of Glass is the best book in this series, but Princess of the Silver Woods isn’t without its charms. Yes, the story itself is flawed and more than a little repetitive, but, with all the familiar characters from the first two books back, sometimes, it’s just nice to catch up with your favorites and ask, hey, what have you been up to?

Still, I have to wonder if being a direct sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball rather being more of a standalo
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Jessica Day George's middle grade/YA "Princess" series ends with this novel, which has just the slightest nod to "Little Red Riding Hood" (in a very offbeat sort of way), but really is more about continuing and wrapping up the story of the twelve dancing princesses from Princess of the Midnight Ball. Which was fine with me. I actually thought this was the strongest book in this series.

This isn't a good stand-alone read; you need to read at least the first book, and preferably the second as well,
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Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
I really enjoyed this series and have been looking forward to this final book for a long time. This story follows Petunia, the youngest of the dancing princesses. I liked Petunia, she was pretty feisty. Her older sisters tend to baby her and she is tired of being babies and overlooked. She really comes into her own in this one. Our hero in this book, Oliver, was likable. I think I liked Galen and Christian a bit more, but he still had his own charm. I guess he came across a little young to me. W ...more
Annabelle Marie Veronica
*****FINAL RATING: 4.65 STARS*****

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I love, love, love Jessica Day George. Her entire Princess trilogy has been fantastic, and this book was no exception. It was romantic and sweet but also a bit daring and dangerous, and overall fabulous. Though I didn't love this one as much as the previous two and it is my least favorite book in the trilogy, I still absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic conclusion and it excited me to my very bones. Every danger was very real, and the mystery was in
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!

This is a review for the third and final novel in the series about Twelve Dancing Princesses, but what I say here about Princess of the Silver Woods holds true for all of the books. I so wanted to love these - I had heard great things and excitedly requested this as an ARC, even without reading the first two. Sadly, I was confused, bored, uninvolved from the very start, so I DNF'd 50 pages in. A week or so later, the first two went on sale for eboo
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Amy
Nov 16, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok
*SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* I AM SO EXCITED! I absolutely love the first two books in the series and have been on pins and needles of excitement since finding out a third one was coming!!


MAY 2013 EDIT:
ROBIN HOOD IS IN THIS????????????? COME ON. I NEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD TO GO HOME AND GET THIS BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY ALREADY!

July 2013 REVIEW:

Mixed feelings about this book.
Cover is as beautiful as I've come to expect from this series. Just because you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover does
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TheBookSmugglers
Dec 07, 2012 TheBookSmugglers rated it liked it
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

The twelve princesses of Westfalin are back in Princess of the Silver Woods - and out to face the bitter enemies of their childhood once again, once and for all. Petunia is the youngest of all twelve princesses, and has always been treated as the little girl, the baby, the child that needs protecting and coddling. But Pet is anything but a hapless little girl - now sixteen years old, though small in stature, the youngest princess of Westfalin has enough g
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Erin
Apr 02, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
I am a little sad that this is the final installment of the Twelve Dancing Princesses series, but that aside I must applaud Jessica Day George for putting forth a wonderful conclusion to her trilogy. Princess of the Silver Woods is a delightful read and a shining example of George's ability to reinvent the well known into something enchantingly original.

Before I get into Oliver and Petunia's tale I want to say how impressed I was with George's treatment of Galen and Rose. The first book in a se
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Laura
Jan 17, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
This story certainly started off well! I was captivated and wanted to know more about the spunky heroine and her adventures. The cover was eye-catching (without being cliche) and I loved the fantastic flowing red cape. There was one aspect that made me grimace: love at first sight. Ugh.

Usually the whole oh-I-fell-in-love-at-first-sight thing kinda bothers me. (What am I doing using that flimsy word "kinda" when I really mean, "totally infuriates"?) And initially I was annoyed because this novel
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Cindy
I love princess fairy tale stories they always leave me happy and enchanted. This story was a lot of fun to read and speculate on how it was all going to work out in the end. I loved how Mrs. George interweaves Little Red Riding Hood's story with that of Robin Hood. She takes the familiar tale and puts an original twist too it. I thought it was very creative and interesting.
We find ourselves with Petunia who is the youngest of the King's twelve daughter's. She is on her way to visit an old famil
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Elevetha
Dec 18, 2012 Elevetha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of fairytales retold, reimagined, or twisted on it's side
Excited!!

IT'S HERE!!

Now that's what I call quality shipping....

It's so pretty. And, holla! It's longer than the other two.

*Edit*

3.5 stars.

I liked it a lot. Not as much as Princess of the Midnight Ball but more so than Princess of Glass.

Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, AND The Twelve Dancing Princesses?! EEP.


Cover: They match! They match!! *does dance of joy* They are so pretty....

Story: I was slightly confused at times. It was choppy and there were too many things being thrown at you at once.

Chara
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Johanna
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Valerie
Jun 16, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: retellings, fantasy
This seems to happen quite a bit when I read one of Jessica Day George's books. At first I get all excited and can't wait for the book to come out. Then I get the book and start reading it as soon as possible. The beginning is great and I start believing this is going to be her best book yet. Then somewhere near the end it gets a little weird. I think it may have to do with the magic of the world. Sometimes it doesn't make sense, like it wasn't fully fleshed out or something.

This is the third b
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
I love the twelve dancing princesses story! It is one of my very favorite fairy tales! I have read many different versions, yet I keep coming back to Jessica Day George's retelling. She begins with her first in the series, Princess of the Midnight Ball, followed by the second in the series, Princess of Glass. Each story gives a unique perspective to the magic and curse surrounding the twelve princesses. The third and final book in the series, Princess of the Silver Woods, did not disappoint! It ...more
Daisy_walden
Apr 04, 2016 Daisy_walden rated it liked it
A cross between Red riding hood and the 12 dancing princes, this book is a fun retelling of these fairytales. Petunia is the youngest of 12 sisters who are compelled by the king of Understone to come and dance each night. The king is not able to come to the real world but he gets power from the living. Hence, when the girls dance it strengthens him. This book was a little dark but the budding love story between Petunia and the leader of the plundering wolf gang lightens things up. Stopping the e ...more
Melanie
Princess of the Silver Woods was a good conclusion to this series. I liked how everything wrapped up and the story was interesting. There were even some moments when I wasn't sure what was going to happen next! I'm glad I read this series. :)
Rindis
Jun 20, 2015 Rindis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, kindle
Jessica Day George's final Westfalin book does not drop the idea of being a fairy tale retelling—except as a practical matter. Technically, this is a Little Red Riding Hood retelling, and there's enough elements that you can see the relationship, but that's it.

It is a very nice continuation of the themes of the first two books in the series, however. Specifically, it is in many ways a direct sequel to the first book, Princess of the Midnight Ball (though it's been several years), and deals with
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Sierra Abrams
Princess of the Silver Woods (#3) by Jessica Day George
Pages: 304
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Date Read: 2012, Oct. 11th - Nov. 9th
Received: ARC via NetGalley
Rating: 3/5 stars
Recommended to: 11+


SUMMARY -
At sixteen, Petunia is the youngest of the twelve children in her royal family: all are girls, and all have had adventures. Petunia is not expecting an adventure of her own, however, when she is attacked in the woods on the way to the Grand Duchess's estate. She thinks she has things under co
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Chris
This has been such a delightful series that I'm sorry to see it end, but I also think George brought the tales all the way around to a very satisfying conclusion. I had never heard of the fairy tale of the twelve dancing princesses until I read Princess of the Midnight Ball, so it was all new and intriguing to me. The second book, Princess of Glass, had far less to do with the original story and more with Cinderella, but that was my favorite of the three. In this book, the youngest princess, Pet ...more
Erin
Oct 05, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
Princess of the Silver Woods is a delightful ending to Jessica Day George's fairytale re-tellings. Combining elements of Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, and of course the Twelve Dancing princesses that started the whole series, this third and final volume weaves together the last pieces of these sisters' tale.

Petunia, the youngest of the sisters in Princess of the Midnight Ball, is now grown at 16 and ready to make her own mark on the world. Shipped off for years to visit with the Russaka ar
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Marcie
Jan 27, 2013 Marcie rated it really liked it
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George is the third book in the Twelve Dancing Princess books. I've not read the first two yet. I plan to rectify this oversight soon. I've read a few books by Jessica Day George, and I have enjoyed every one of them. I love fairy tales retold, and I couldn't resist this one either. If you've not read the first two book in this trilogy then rest easy. I didn't have any problems following along with the story line.
Petunia (all the daughters are named af
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JennRenee
Jan 30, 2016 JennRenee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013



Finally the time came. I was able to read the last book in this wonderful trilogy. I was not disappointed, I absolutely loved the last book. By far my favorite and I am left with a bit of my heart broken that its over and a very warm feelings because ahh... a happy ending.



This story is about the youngest of the twelve sisters. She probably thought they would never get to her story! We really never see much of Petunia, she was so itty bitty in the first book. She is now 16 years old and is on he
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Hazel West
Feb 28, 2013 Hazel West rated it really liked it
Thoughts on the Overall Book: While I didn't think it was quite as good as the first two, I still really enjoyed "Princess of the Silver Woods" and I thought it was a good conclusion to the trilogy.

Cover--Yea or Nay: I like the cover, I think even more than some of the previous ones. I really like the misty aspect of the picture.

Characters: Petunia isn't quite as awesome as Poppy, but she was still a really likable leading lady. None of the sisters have an attitude and I love how Petunia and th
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Amber Stokes
Jan 15, 2016 Amber Stokes rated it really liked it
Shelves: amber-s-kindle
Jessica Day George creatively combines fairy tales and legends in this exciting conclusion to her "Princess" series! The story begins with Petunia - the youngest of the twelve dancing princess - in a beautiful red cape being waylaid by thieves with wolf masks, and races on with her interactions with Oliver - a young Robin-Hood type who charmingly bumbles his way into kidnapping Petunia and then becoming her protector. There are plenty of twists in this story, as Petunia is forced to ask herself ...more
Shannan
Jan 14, 2013 Shannan rated it liked it
Shelves: fairy-tales
I pretty much always love Jessica Day George books. Especially these princess books. I love the characters, the relationships between the sisters and the princes are pretty awesome too. These stories are the perfect escape reads. The plot's enough to keep you interested, but not stress you out so you can wander about a friendly world and just relax for a few hours inside it. Long story short, I love these books.

That being said, here's the problem I had with this one.

Like I said, I love the char
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Denae Christine
Jan 27, 2013 Denae Christine rated it it was amazing
4.5
All the red riding hood adaptations were neat. Oliver is so sweet. And I liked getting to see Rose and Galen and the others in this book, whereas the second book didn't have them. I liked seeing more of the sisters' interactions, and those of the dear, doting husbands. I liked the ending, too, although it seemed a little too easy. I can understand that the King Under Stone is half-human and will make mistakes, but it feels a little convenient.
Bleh for Grigori. I disliked the way Petunia kept
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Lyuba
Oct 31, 2012 Lyuba rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley, arc
When I requested this title on NetGalley, I had no idea this book was the last one in the series. I started to suspect that after getting into the book and wondering why didn't I know all the characters that were suddenly popping up or being mentioned. I felt somewhat lost, not enough to not enjoy the book, but just enough to feel constantly annoyed in the back of my mind.

Being somewhat lost wasn't the only thing that bothered me. There were just too many characters, and because of that, none o
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Lina (From the Verge)
I liked this series!

I've been enjoying this re-telling trend of fairy tales and I must say that Jessica Day George and Marissa Meyer are my two favourite re-tellers so far.

I am a sucker for books that not only tell a story but give you cool add-ons like maps, playlists, songs, glossaries, family trees, recipes, and in this case kitting patterns! They make me happy as they bring new ways to leave you thinking more about the stories they tell. Every single one of the books from this series comes
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“Sire," Oliver said as he helped Petunia to her feet, "I'd like to marry Petunia.
"Of course you would," retorted the King Gregor. "But not right now! we just got those two taken care of." He pointed to the twins who were still trying to play Christian's odd game. "And weddings are expensive!”
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“Galen!" The crown princess flung herself into her husband's arms with a glad cry. The other princesses shrieked and threw themselves at their brother-in-law only a moment later.” 27 likes
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