Twice Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold #2)
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 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
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
If I pretend I'm eight and reading this book its not so bad. Definitely would be perfect for a 8-12 year-old.
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
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
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
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
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
I am on page 269 out of 297 and things are starting to rev up!!!!! King Swithbert, Magnus, and Ed were about to be hung by ROLLO!!!!! Is he betraying them?? NO he isn't. Then Chris comes in on Wendell's elephant, Hannibal. The revolt began and they won(!!!!!!), but Hannibal dropped Olympia on her head and she became Angie again. (ooohhh) Wendell thinks...more
I admit, I gave up on the...more
The return of one of the bossiest, pushiest and nastiest queens in fiction has everybody in the kingdom in a dither. Queen Olympia is determined to become sole ruler of Beaurivage and woe betide anyone who gets in her way.
While the reader can’t help but wish the king would clean out the dungeon and stick her in it or simply have her killed (King Swithbert is too kindly for such a thing), it is rather exc...more
This book was okay. I liked the first book better. Althought chris...more
Twice Upon a Marigold wasn't a that much of a disappointment. I liked it. I loved the references to Sleeping Beauty, and how she has a half sister called Lazy Susan. I also liked the twist on Stan Lucasa - his name actually is an anagram for Santa Cl...more
Will Christian and Marigold be able to save not only themselves but also the King from Olymp...more
Christian and Marigold are living happily ever after (with an occasional spat), when they discover that the evil Queen has reappeared and is causing just as much trouble as before. With good humor, danger, and a lot of suspense, Marigold, Christian, and their friends combat the forces of evil.
Every bit as entertaining as the first book, except for the denouement, whic...more