What are the best books about princesses?

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    #1Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.

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    Carolyn Mason
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is a great YA novel and is appropriate for any age, even adults. It shows that a woman can overcome anything and fight back! It does feature a princess but she isn't your ordinary princess which I love. It makes young women think and I feel like any woman should read it"
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    #2Princess Ben

    Princess Ben
    Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is a fantasy fiction fairy tale novel originally published in 2008. This book tells the story of Princess Benevolence or Prince Ben and her private adventures.
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    Katherine Ruiz
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I was looking for better books in regards to princesses and this book puts the icing on the cake! It has a great story line and is very thought out! Princess Benevolence has such an impact of a character in the book and you will get sucked in! I also like how this book isn't full romance like a traditional princess story. There is much more to it!"
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    #3Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.

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    Teresa Reyes
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Cinder by Marissa Meyer looks like a great recommendation for a book about a princess. The book has 4.6 out of 5 stars and 3,272 customer reviews with a reasonable price range and multiple ways to purchase to enjoy. It most definitely fits the search criteria and things I would find for an acceptable purchase."
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    #4Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)

    Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)

    Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a romance and speculative fiction novel originally published in 1999. This is the first book in Haddix's The Palace Chronicles series. It is followed by Palace of Mirrors.

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    Teresa Olson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "A great YA/middle grades fairy tale retelling about Cinderella, but does she really count as a “princess”? I suppose since she marries the prince she does, so I'll call this a win."
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    #5Graceling (Graceling Realm)

    Graceling (Graceling Realm)
    Graceling is a book by Kristin Cashore that tells a story about Katsa. She is smart and beautiful who lives in the Seven Kingdoms where people are born with Grace. She was blessed with killing grace but thing changed when she met Po.
     
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    Catherine Phillips
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "No wonder this book is a New York Time's bestseller! However, I would not regard this book as a 'princess' book because when you hear the word princess, something girly comes to mind. This book is more of a fantasy novel that takes place in a medieval era where there are kingdoms that rule the land and the people. The book is somewhat slow-to-start, but for a good reason. The author provides an in-depth picture of the setting the novel takes place in and the relationship between Katsa and Po is entertaining."
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    #6Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.

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    Joyce Riley
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book takes the "Prince Charming selects a commoner to be his bride" trope and sets it on its ear. Miri, from a mining village, and other girls from her area, are sent to an academy to be trained to possibly be selected by the prince as princess. When a crisis arises, the students must spring into action to protect the prince and the kingdom. Miri learns about the skills she did not know she had, and discovers a strength of character she was not aware of. This is a great story for kids who like princess stories, and delivers a plucky, lovable character and a feminist message."
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    #7The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)

    The Goose Girl is a young adult fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee and her magical ability to speak to birds. It is the first book in the Books of Bayern series.

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    Richard Thompson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book concerning princesses geared to the young adult. It is a very engaging, smartly written story that is a fun read that will have you guessing at every turn. Believable characters that you easily take an interest in. Highly recommended!"
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    #8Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)

    Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)
    Dealing with Dragons is a book by Patricia Wrede that tells a story about Cimorene. She is a unique princess that has all the abilities of a strong man. She became bored with her life as a princess so decided to run away with her dragon.
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    Harold Guerrero
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The best book about princesses is Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia Wrede. It centers around Cimorene, a headstong princess that wants more out of life, especially excitement, so decides to run away with her dragon to find adventure."
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    #9Fairest

    Fairest

    Fairest is a young adult romantic fantasy fiction novel written by Gail Carson Levine. This Snow White retelling tells the story of Aza who has a kind heart who attracts the heart of a prince.

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    Eduardo Campos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My daughter would love these."
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    #10The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries is the first book in the Princess Diaries series written by Meg Cabot which follows the life of Mia Thermopolis. This has been adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

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    Song Zhou
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Princess Diaries is a classic fluff piece that became really popular after the movie came out. It's an okay read, but that's about it."
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    #11The Ordinary Princess

    The Ordinary Princess

    The Ordinary Princess is a fantasy romance books written by M. M. Kaye and was published on March 18, 2002 by Puffin Books. It follows the story of  a witty and charming Princess Amy as she receives a special fairy christening gift.

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    Chirag Pawar
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "also never heard of this. the link does make it sound like a pretty good book/read though"
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    #12Princess of Glass (The Princesses of Westfalin)

    Princess of Glass (The Princesses of Westfalin)

    Princess of Glass is the second book in the young adult romance trilogy The Princesses of Westfalin written by Jessica Day George which follows the journey of Princess Poppy as she agrees to participate in a royal exchange program.

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    Song Hue
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a good royal court story filled with palace intrigue and mystique. Like all of JDG's books, it has enough detail to really know about the story, but doesn't just use the pages for filler. I've never been bored by these Princess stories, and Princess of Glass is no different. Recommended."
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    #13Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    'Howl's Moving Castle' is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones which inspired the namesake movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Sophie, the eldest of three daughters, leaves home to seek her fate. A spell transforms her into an old lady: the only chance to break it lies in the Howl's moving castle.

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    Ismael Galicia
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. I love the Chrestomanci series, I love Howl's Moving Castle, I love the Miyazaki movie based on the book, I love everything about it. The story is timeless, and if you haven't experienced it yet, the original book is the best way to start."
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    #14The Selection Series Boxed Set

    The Selection Series Boxed Set
    The Selection Series is Kiera Cass' trilogy about America Singer and a dystopic United States where people are divided into castes. Because of her mother, Singer joins the Selection, the contest that pits women against women to win the prince's love.
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    Roy Russell
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a pretty good series that involves winning over the prince's heart. My wife enjoyed reading and she is rather picky when choosing books to read."
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    #15The Palace of Illusions

    The Palace of Illusions
    The Palace of Illusions is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It is a retelling of the classic Indian epic, Mahabharata, and tells the story of Princess Panchaali, who wedded the five Pandava brothers and helped them regain their kingdom.
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    Nancy Mendez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is an interesting looking fantasy book about a princess, among other things. It has great reviews, which is nice, but I don't know whether it is close enough to the topic to be considered a good choice. I would say no on first glance. "
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    #16The False Princess

    The False Princess

    The False Princess written by Eilis O'Neal  was published on January 25, 2011 by EgmontUSA. This fantasy romance book follows the life of a princess who happens to be a false princess after her 16th birthday.


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    Jonathan Wong
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Decent book, definitely not among the best princess books. It provides a bit of realism in which the character is all over the place (and still trying to find herself), but it does not really compel the reader to go much further. Good read for the younger (teenage) crowd. "
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    #17The Phoenix Dance

    The Phoenix Dance
    The Phoenix Dance is fantasy book written by Dia Calhoun, published on October 11, 2005 by Farrar Straus Giroux. This fairy tale retelling book follows the story of 12 princesses as they dance in madness.


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    Joseph Barnett
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is technically a good solution, but it is tough to say with 100% certainty someone looking for princes stories is looking for something like The Phoenix Dance. If someone is looking for princess stories/books, they're often looking for their young child, in most case.s"
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    #18Of Mice and Magic (Hamster Princess)

    Of Mice and Magic (Hamster Princess)
    Of Mice and Magic (Hamster Princess) is a fantasy book  for middle-grade children written by Ursula Vernon, published on March 15, 2016 by Dial Books. It follows the story of Princess Harriet.
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    Robert Pierce
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Book 2 of 6 in this series has a rate of 5 (out of 5). By the way, all her books have a rate of 5. Read it!!"
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    #19The Princess Curse

    The Princess Curse

    The Princess Curse is a middle-grade fairy tale book written by Merrie Haskell and was published on September 6, 2011 by HarperCollins. It follows the story of a prince from the kingdom of Sylvania.

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    Jordan Hunter
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "It is one of the good princesses and fairies theme books. Has a good reputation for our problem raised"
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    #20Princess for Hire

    Princess for Hire
    Princess for Hire authored by Lindsey Leavitt was published on March 16, 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. It is a fantasy romance and women's fiction book that follows the life transformation of Desi Bascomb.
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    Matthew Boyd
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Great little known book about, well, a princess! Or I mean, she wants to be. The transformation she goes through in this story is really heartwarming, and kind of brought out the princess in me. I'd really recommend this. Pick it up, ladies!"
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    #21A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold (The Family of Night)

    A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold (The Family of Night)
    A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold (The Family of Night) by Anne Elisabeth Stengi was published on May 16, 2016 by Rooglewood Press. It follows the story of a ghost trapped in a tower.

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    Patrick Wagner
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Add: A re-telling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". An epic fantasy novel. Author Anne Elisabeth Stengl won the Christy award for her debut novel in 2011, which was followed by an unprecedented consecutive win the next year for Veiled Rose,and she was most recently honored with the Clive Staples Award for 2013. Average 4 1/2 star review on Amazon.com."
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    #22The Door in the Hedge

    The Door in the Hedge
    The Door in the Hedge is a fairy tale book written by Robin McKinley published on October 13, 2003 by Firebird. It follows the story of the Linadel and Korah, two princesses from two different kingdoms.
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    #23The Thirteenth Princess

    The Thirteenth Princess

    The Thirteenth Princess is a middle-grade children's book with a fairy tale and fantasy theme. Written by Nina Clare, this book was published on November 29, 2016 by Kindle Press. It follows the story of Zita.

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    Sharon Qin
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Thirteenth Princess is a fairytale retelling that is very child friendly. Zita and her friends must break a curse to save the 12 princesses from dancing to their death."

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Best What are the best books about princesses
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ella EnchantedBooks 33 Paid
2Princess BenBooks 29 Paid
3Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 28 Paid
4Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)Books 27 Paid
5Graceling (Graceling Realm) Books 26 Paid
6Princess AcademyBooks 23 Paid
7The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern)Books 22 Paid
8Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)Books 21 Paid
9FairestBooks 16 Paid
10The Princess DiariesBooks 14 Paid
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