How has everyone’s January been? Good? Mine’s been fantastic. In true book nerd style, I stayed in bed all day every day reading. I’ve already read 19 books since January 1st. I have a problem y’all.
This week I’m working with Rockstar book tours to bring you a review of the new nonfiction book Bad Princes! Prepare yourself y’all, because this book was a wild ride from start to finish. Most of the time while I was reading, I looked like this…
“Bad Princess” is the story of what really happens after “Happily Ever After.” From the Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America’s Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history.
Honestly, this is the princess book I’ve been waiting for. I’ll admit, a good princess story can make me go like this
But afterward, I’m always left wanting more, wanting the story of the badass women it takes to run a country. This book contains 30 true stories of the tough, smart, brave women who have ruled throughout history, and the truth of what it means to be a princess. Being princess is a political position, and it’s far more than simply wearing great outfits, despite what we may have been told growing up. This is the Princess book I want my kids reading. The writing style is whip-smart and hilarious, and the stories inside are inspiring, and even better, true.
You should all read this book as soon as you can get your hands on it. If you’re looking for a kick-ass, inspiring book of stories, this is it.
Thank you all for reading my blog, and until next time, happy reading!
Title: BAD PRINCESS
Author: Kris Waldherr
Pub. Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Forget everything you thought you knew about princesses…
Welcome to Bad Princess by Kris Waldherr (author of Doomed Queens), where you’ll discover what really happens after “Happily Ever After.” From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America’s Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history.
A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style, and pure fun, Bad Princess is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader.
Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books for adults and children include Bad Princess, Doomed Queens, and The Book of Goddesses. The New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” As a visual artist, Waldherr is the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has a quarter of a million copies in print. She has had illustrations published as greeting cards, book covers, and in calendars and magazines. Her art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Waldherr’s debut novel The Lost History of Dreams will be published by Touchstone Books in early 2019.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of BAD PRINCESS, US Only.
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