Dare to Read

August 9, 2011

Active Princesses / Passive Princes, is This a New Trend?

Filed under: Books, Reviews,On Reading,On Writing — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:13 am
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In his Princesses Novels, Jim C. Hines has rewritten the traditional Fairy Tales (Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood) transforming the passive princesses into warriors. The result is an action packed story for grownups where the prince stays at home while the princess carries the adventure.

I am all for spunky heroines and equality among genres–Andrea, the protagonist of Two Moon Princess is not your traditional beautiful, stay at home princess–but while I read the fourth book in the series, The Snow Queen’s Shadow, I found myself wishing for a more active prince.

What about you? How do you like your heroes/heroines?

You can read a full review of The Snow Queen’s Shadow at http://www.myshelf.com/scifi_fantasy/11/snowqueensshadow.htm

Thanks so much to Realm Lovejoy for the beautiful cover shown above. She blogs at (http://realmlovejoy.blogspot.com/2011/03/author-interview-carmen-ferreiro.html).


  1. Hmmm, I haven’t read these but they sound interesting. I guess I am the sort who likes to see a strong woman, but I think everyone needs to be saved from time to time, plus everything is better with a little romance, so maybe he needs to get the prince more involved. 🙂

    Comment by Abby Fowers — August 9, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

    • Don’t worry. There is is a “little romance”. Sort of…

      Comment by disi. — January 14, 2012 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

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