Author: Aya Ling
Publisher: Not Listed
Release Date: 8/24/13
Quote I liked:
“‘Stay here with me, Valeria.’ He cleared his throat. ‘Marry me.'”
A fairy tale romance with a plus-sized heroine and plenty of dessert.
Princess Valeria of Amaranta is fat, but she doesn’t care. All she wants to do is to eat and lead an idle life. When it becomes apparent she cannot get a husband, her mother decides to send her to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts. For a chubby princess who has never picked up a sword, life at the Academy is torture. Worst of all, the food is terrible.
Valeria decides to improve Rivieran cuisine by sneaking into the palace kitchens and offering her expertise, never expecting the crown prince would take interest in her kitchen excursions. As they spend more time together, the princess must decide whether she should become thin or stay in the kitchens with her beloved desserts and remain fat
I really enjoyed this book! I thought that it was extremely empowering in terms of self confidence. I definitely came away from this book feeling more confident in myself. I thought that the plot was really unique and well-thought out. The pacing was fantastic in this novel as well. It was a fairly quick read, but I felt that it was the perfect length for this type of story.
The only criticism I really have for Princesses Don’t Get Fat is the connection I did not feel with the characters. I felt as if the main character was a bit out-of-touch with myself and the other characters as well. I simply did not feel the connection that I would have desired with the characters.
This book really surprised me because I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. I know that this book is currently free on Amazon for Kindle and Barnes and Noble for Nook, so go check it out to see if it’s still free! I would definitely say that this book is appropriate for all ages.
The Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18372538-princesses-don-t-get-fat