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Zita is not an ordinary servant girl she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons When she was born Zita's father banished her to the servants' uarters to work in the kitchens where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secretThen after Zita's twelfth birthday the prin I have come to realize that I will always read fairy tales It's what I always reach for when I need a comfort read They are all almost easy to read and sweep you away with their magic That's why these stories stand the test of timePeople know the story of the twelve dancing princesses but do they really know the whole story? The answer would be no Unbeknownest to most people there was a thirteenth princess named Zita Zita is named after the saint of servants and unlike her other sisters doesn't get to gleam in the lifestyle of a princess Though Zita being a servant has made her feel unloved by her father she does befriend the cute stable boy Breckin and meets his older brother Mileck who will play in important role in the story She comes to learn that she is a princess and as she grows closer to her sisters she finds out that there is something ailing her sisters Finding out the gravity of the situation she sets out with Breckin Mileck and the help of a benevolent witch to stop whoever is behind the curse upon her sistersI was a little worried about the length Most of the time I have gripes about how the novel is not long enough and doesn't give a chance for the characters to develop Though the development could have been a little better I was mostly satisfied with it and ended up caring about the characters It stays true to fairy tale form and ends happily If you loved this one read Princess of the Midnight Ball to get another great perspective on this fariy tale

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The Thirteenth PrincessCesses all fall mysteriously ill The only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes With the help of her friends Breckin the stable boy Babette the witch and Milek the soldier Zita follows her bewitched sisters into a magical world of endless dancing and dreams But something sinister is afoo A poorly characterized and poorly plotted retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses told from the point of view of their little thirteenth sister who was a kitchen maid in her family's castleZita is treated like Cinderella than a princess yet didn't seem to mind which I find wildly implausible Her father who has exiled her to the kitchens shows signs of loving her every now and again yet somehow never regrets his decision and never invites her back upstairs to live with her sisters And the sisters never really become anything than an interchangeable blur of characters with names starting with the letter APersonally I found all of the character's motivations to be highly unbelievable and the plot was all over the place Though I just got through reading a depressing classic and wanted a light read with a happy ending I grabbed this as the first fairy tale retelling from the local library that popped up on the screen as available and in the game of library roulette the result could have been far worseReally it only deserves two stars but I'll grant it an extra one since I believe this would appeal a lot to the intended middle grade audience than it does to an adult

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Read The Thirteenth Princess eBook È Hardcover » Diane Zahler Á Zita is not an ordinary servant girl—she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons When she was born Zita's father banished her to the servants' uarters to work in the kitchens where she can only communicate with her royal sisteT and unless Zita and her friends can break the curse the twelve princesses will surely dance to their deathsA classic fairy tale with a bold twist The Thirteenth Princess tells the unforgettable story of a magical castle true love spellbound princesses and the young girl determined to save them a This book was okay I guess? It just didn't impress me in any way and I found myself pushing myself to finish it