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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (review}



Title: Princesses Behaving Badly (Real Stories from History - without the Fairy-Tale Endings)
Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Pages: 279 (ARC)
Source: Publisher for review (Quirk Books Twitter)
Rating: Loved it, fun!

Princesses Behaving Badly is a truly fun book! So many interesting stories from history. Sometimes we look around our world today and think that it has gone a bit nuts but reading these stories will make you realize - we've ALWAYS been nuts.

From Princesses that sleep around to Princesses to become pirates, I was interested in them all. Most of the stories are quite short but are packed with information. The book is broken up into different sections with certain main topics: such as Warriors, Schemers or Floozies. I enjoyed reading about each "type" throughout the years. 

The writing style was really enjoyable. There were little comments throughout or explanations that I found interesting and/or helpful. It's a fascinating look at history.

I think that this is a book meant to be read over time. Dipping in and out and reading what catches your eye instead of trying to read it straight through. Although it is fairly short at just 280 pages, there is a ton inside.

I think that all fans of history, princesses, strong women or royalty will enjoy Princesses Behaving Badly. Quirk Books is becoming one of my very favorite publishers. Every book of theirs I have read has been a winner. So if you're looking for a unique take on history, check out Princesses Behaving Badly.

3 comments:

  1. It was such fun! I'm not even that big of a history buff and I loved it. Such interesting stories packed in there.

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  2. This sounds really awesome! I love history, princesses, strong women AND royalty, and the book sounds really enjoyable!

    Katy @ a blighted one

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    1. It was so much fun. Quirk books is becoming my favorite publisher. The books are so wonderful.

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