I read this before it was published for a children's literature class. It had great ideas and characters, I just wish it had held it's momentum till the very end. None the less, a good book aimed at the younger YA audience.
Christian is gaga for Princess Marigold. He's just a commoner, though, and no match for royalty. Heck, he lives in a cave with a troll! And now he's discovered another reason to put his love-soggy heart on ice: Queen Olympia is scheming to take over the kingdom~and she'll bump off Marigold to do it!
The first time I read this was, I think, in 5th grade and I absolutely loved it! If I could find it, I would definitely read it again. (Alas, I lost my copy) This books is a great read for kids and young teens who love romance and fantasy. It was probably the first book I ever sat down and read the whole way through that wasn't a picture book. (Sad, I know) If you like trolls, princesses, evil queens, telepathic powers... Well, you'll love this book. It's still one of my favorites, and I'm 18!
Lesa P. reviewed Once Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold, Bk 1) on
I loved this book. There is over 200 pages and I finished in one day! This book includes, having a troll for a dad, a young boy running away from his parents, a young princess who does not get near the same amount of attention as her sisters, who are beautiful blonde triplets, a sceme to get the crown, a love that is forbidden, and a happy ending. This is a great book, and I know that you'll love it.