Twice Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold #2)
I like how wholesome these are. That may sound all James Dobson or something, but no. There's plenty of exciting adventure, plenty of libertarianism, no Christianity. But things like the servants getting at least equal billing with the royals, and the father being the one who r ...more
On the back book flap of this book, it says that Ferris wasn't even planning on a sequel until the huge amounts of mail she received requesting one. Bad decision. This entire sequel felt like just that, that the author had no desire to write it and it just felt forced.
The book starts off where the last one ended, which I loved by the way, with Queen Olympia being rescued from the river. A year later, her memory returns and she begins her quest to take over her previous throne. Good concept? Y...more
The novel was set in a town called Beaurivage, it is a fictional town ruled under a monarchy. although the story begins in a boring little village called ...more
The problem is that this fun little sequel just didn't grab me. I didn't like the evil queen, didn't want her to come back, and the characters who were sup ...more
"No matter how good somebody else's life looks from teh outside, you can be sure there's something about it you wouldn't want to have in your own life".
"It's important to do more than just complain when there's something you ...more
If I pretend I'm eight and reading this book its not so bad. Definitely would be perfect for a 8-12 year-old.
Christian, Marigold, and everyone else, on the other hand, are quite happy with the lives they’ve been living in their happily ever afters, and they’re ready to use any (non-lethal) means necessary to be rid of Olympia once ...more
This is actually my second time reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it agian!
I absolutely love Ferris's style of writing - a little comedy, a little darkness, a little bit oddball - so fun to read! I especially enjoyed the ending where a little known fact about a certain jolly man in red came from - no spoilers here!
I am certainly going to read her other books!
Pros: Like I said, this book is very cute (like the first one). It's pretty much the same writing style as the first one, so it's very easy to get through. I can't really say ...more
The evil mother queen, who was pitched into the river at the end of the first book, comes back to take over the kingdom of Beaurivage in the second book. Her evil aura disrupts the peaceful life there and sets everyone into plotting mode. The light-hearted themes of new love and discovery are long gone in this piece, and with al ...more
This was still cute, it just wasn't quite as cute as the first book. My biggest problem was just letting go and enjoying the story. As an adult, I had a problem ...more
I read the first book with my daughter and we both enjoyed it -- a light fantasy, lots of humor, minor fairy tale parodies, a cute romance. So when I saw that there was a sequel, I picked it up for my daughter. She didn't want to wait to read it together, and read it herself quickly. She recommends it, so I'm in the midst...
I found this sequel far less interesting than ONCE ...more