Book: The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
Genre: YA Fantasy
For: F2F Book Club
Back when we were planning our line up for the F2F book club, we decided to support a couple of our local authors and add their books to the list. This one is the first one up!
This is a story about Prince George who has a magical power that is banned in the kingdom. He must keep it a very guarded secret. This causes him great pain. In fact, his mother has the same power and things didn't go to well for her either.
Meanwhile, after he is older, he plans to marry the princess of the neighboring kingdom for political reasons. When he goes to meet her for the first time, he finds that he is surprisingly attracted to her, and to the hound that never leaves her side. He feels that something strange is going on, and the rest of the story is uncovering the mystery and following these two characters as they learn more, much more, about each other.
I enjoyed this book, though I didn't love it. But I'm not sure why. Maybe sometimes it was hard to follow, or it didn't grab me and yank me in. It bugs me that I can't put my finger on what would have made me like it better. Maybe it was as simple as my mood at the moment.