Princeless, Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself
A new collection of the adventures of everyone's favorite runaway princess, the incomparable Adrienne. This time she's out to rescue her older sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess in the world. It won't be easy though. Not only does Adrienne have to deal with Angelica's legions of admirers and their sibling rivalry, but the King has hired a band of ruthless mercena...more
I thought that the writing would be better by now. It's not. It might actually be getting worse.
Like with the first compilation, this is perfect for its intended audience. Kids are going to eat this up! And that is awesome! However, it's always my hope that when a reader reads something, little lessons are planted in the brain. How to write well will not be one of those little lessons in this case and that makes me sad.
Example: Right off the b ...more
Angelica herself is a poke at the Fairest of them All princess. She's so beautiful that it's all she does, and she's happy with that. Somewhat surprisingly, she isn't all that bad. When she gets to tell her own story, it be ...more
1) Heroic (battle-ready) Princess
2) Gothic-Emo Princess
3) Cute Princess
4) Beautiful Muse---just-stand-there-and-look-good Princess
5) Can't remember the other sister portrayals.
It doesn't matter:
You can be not only any type of princess you chose, but any type of label classification you want to be... I like the talk about 'looking nice' whether its for yourself, or the poet ...more
Honesty, I want give this five stars because some one takes off their heels before running. Love that touch.
There are wonderful comments about poetry and writing. This is a really enjoyable series.
As promised in our interview, this volume of Princeless is less ...more
I appreciate the intentional nature of this series - Whitley's playing with gender norms in classic fairytales and bringing feminism and people of color front and center.
I do wish (all of) the characters weren't so traditionally hot, though. When y ...more
Princeless, Vol. 1: ★★★★★
Princeless, Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself: ★★★★★
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess: TBR
Princeless, Vol. 4: Be Yourself: TBR
Princeless, Vol. 5: Make Yourself: TBR
Princeless, Vol. 6: Make Yourself Part 2: TBR
The first one was soooo good! And this one did not disappoint! I'm so excited to continue!
I read this book as part of my 2018 Library Love binge, where I read as many library books as possible to take advantage of my great local library ...more
I liked how this volume showed that while we have those girls who will knock you off in the main team, a woman does not have to be a fighter type to be a 'strong character'. There are many ways to be strong and having more interests and qualities that are considered to be 'feminine' does not make a character weak. Angelica still had flaws, of course, but even after her character development, she decided to improve her life while staying true to herself.
On to book 3!
We pick up where Volume one left off: on the quest of rescuing ...more
That's not actually much of an achievement, I want to say. Princeless is pretty short, even in volume format, though each volume is a contained arc within story (which I appreciated). Volume 1 follows our heroine, Adrienne, as she embarks on her q ...more
This continues to be a fun graphic novel series for middle grade readers, but it is clear that there was a bigger budget for this volume. I continue to enjoy this series, but this installment was less pointed than the first one, and what's ...more
Adrienne is off with Bedelia and Sparky to rescue her sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess-in-a-tower in the land. Meanwhile her father, King Ashe, has summoned the greatest hunters/princes/adventurers to track down the monster responsible for Adrienne's supposed death.
Fun stuff, highly recommended to young comic book enthusiasts in particular.
I love how strong the female characters are. I loved that about the last volume too. I think both the Mc and her companion are amazing. The side characters have been great as well and I hope a few of them will play more of a part in the next few volumes.
I love the artwork in this. It's done so well and it's use of colors is amazing.
I have requested the next few volumes as w ...more
Born in La Mesa, CA, Jeremy went to high school in Lenoir, NC and college at The University of North Carolina. He graduated with a Bachelors in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and a girlfriend who would soon become a wife.
He and his wife Alicia live in Raleigh with their elemental daughter, Zuri. Jeremy writes part-time an ...more