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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
Oct 16, 2011 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.
Jeff
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
GUYS, I THINK THAT JUST BY LOOKING A THE COVER, YOU GUYS WILL WANT TO READ THIS.

A solid 4.5 ;)
I mean, it has a princess in it. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE??

George spins a brilliant and suspenseful story from POV’s of the twelve dancing sisters :)
you guys........this is a book to kill for
Tabby
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, kindle
THE REVIEW

Why this book?

I liked the first 2 books in the series

What I thought

This wasn't as fun as the other two, but that doesn't mean I didn't like it. Because I did, but I had a few problems. First off this was more like an extension of the first book, its almost like the second book never happened. Also there was no Fairytale aspect unlike the others. The first book being a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princess and the second being a retelling of Cinderella. As for the romance it happened
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Mitch
Jul 03, 2012 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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Jessica
Jan 11, 2012 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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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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Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
I abducted Princess Petunia last week. I didn’t harm her; I delivered her to the Grand Duchess Volenskaya, but now she is in terrible danger.


Many years have passed since Petunia, youngest of Westfalin's twelve princesses, was forced to dance every night for the King Under Stone. But now those powers are stirring again. Every night Petunia dreams that the Prince she always danced with comes to take her away. To get away, she travels to the estate belonging to the Grand Duchess Volenskaya - but
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m a r y l i z
May 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
*desperately wants to stab something with knitting needles*

To say this book was disappointing would definitely be an understatement. It started off well enough, but I quickly lost interest after the first 50 pages. Basically, the only reason I finished it was so I could say I finished the series. (Of which I actually enjoyed the first two books.)

With that being said, there were a FEW things I liked. *cracks knuckles and begins review*

Lovely Things:

- The fairytale aspects. I really liked the wa
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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
Amy
Oct 16, 2011 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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Annabelle Marie Veronica
*****FINAL RATING: 4.65 STARS*****

CATCHALL
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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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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TheBookSmugglers
Dec 07, 2012 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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Kayla
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The story was really good but I just think the world and the characters of this series don't intrigue me enough for me to care.
Laura
Dec 12, 2012 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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Valerie
Oct 17, 2011 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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johanna
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Elevetha
Aug 14, 2012 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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Erin
Jan 12, 2012 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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Pamela(AllHoney)
The third book in The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy by Jessica Day George. Princess Petunia is on her way to visit the Grand Duchess Volenskaya when her coach is detained by bandits in wolf masks. A series of mishaps has the princess and her coach escaping only to have an accident down the road. There she ends up being kidnapped by the bandits and taken to their home. Oliver is really an Earl but after the war, his lands were divided and given away. He and his family live in a forgotten estate ...more
Jodi
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2016-read
The third of the 12 Dancing Princesses stories is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and it s just as delightful as the first two books. Petunia is the youngest sister and as such has slightly different memories of the King under stone and all that happened to her as a small child. When her carriage is stopped by highwaymen dressed as wolves she doesn't hesitate to fight back. Quite well. Which gifts her with an unusual friendship with a young man. When she discovers that someone she is suppo ...more
Carol
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun book to read
Kara
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Here it is!!

Minor Spoilers

My Review
Wow, what a great story! I highly recommend you read Princess of the Midnight Ball before reading this princess story because it’s the same family from a different perspective. Petunia is the youngest of 12 princesses and this book is her journey. She is on the way to visit the Grand Duchess Volenskaya when her royal coach is threatened and almost robbed. That’s when her adventure starts and she gradually learns that villains are not always evil looking and tru
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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
Chelsea
This was a great book with lots of interesting characters and a great plot that pulls you in. This was a fairy tale retelling based on a combination of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses", "Little Red Riding Hood", & "Robin Hood". The main influence came from "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" with details from "Little Red Riding Hood", & "Robin Hood" thrown in along with the authors own original additions to make a very entertaining story. This was the third book in it's series however it is n ...more
Emily
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
I think its funny how I came to read these books... I was on Goodreads one day and had happened to look up a book related to this series and I only glanced at them, Then at the library a few days later I was at a lost for what to read and then I was walking past a shelf and saw this series and remembered them from goodreads and I picked them up. I checked them out and started reading them! I immediately fell in love with them! the Characters were Amazing!
In this book I loved Petunia, She is now
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Katie W
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love how it grabbed my attention right from the start. Petunia is the youngest sister and encounters quite an exciting event on her way to visit a friend. I love how feisty and able she is--in spite of being quite small. I did feel that the romance was quite sudden and missed watching it develop. It was just suddenly there. I love the Little Red Riding feeling to the story as well.

Content: surprisingly, some language.
Cheryl
Nov 24, 2016 marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference
p. 110. Nope. So she wears a red hooded cloak, and for some unknown reason the bandits' masks resemble wolves. It's possible that I should have read the other two first, but I shouldn't have needed to. This is just, ok, one more in the series, then I can be done. I felt similarly with the Dragon Slippers series: I think there's a lot of potential in George's work, and a lot of bits to like, but she never quite pulls it together to come up with anything special.
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. :)
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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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“I want to help you," Oliver said.
"Why?" Galen looked up at him. "Because of Petunia?" Oliver was relieved that the prince didn't seem to be skeptical about his conviction. He simply looked like he wanted to know, and so did Heinrich, when Oliver dared to look at the other prince. Oliver was very aware that Heinrich had known his father. Had known him better than Oliver had, in fact.
"Because of her," Oliver said at last. "Even though I have only met her twice, really...I just..."
"I risked my life to save Rose after only speaking with her twice," Galen said with a small smile.”
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