Published by CreateSpace Publishing on August 24th 2013
Genres: Fairy-Tale, Fantasy, Humor, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Format: eBook, Paperback
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.
Princesses Don’t Get Fat by Aya Ling was a wonderful read for me! This was a very easy and fun read that made me smile. I was surprised by how quick I finished it.
Princess Valeria of Amaranta is a delightful heroine who has no problems being herself. She loves food and knows how to make food taste fantastic. Kind of like Remy from Ratatouille. She is sent to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts by her mother when she is unable to get a husband. There she is made to learn sword fighting, run miles around a lake, and other lessons in the art of being a soldier.
Prince Ralph of Riviera is the hero in the novel. All the girls at the Academy try to get his attentions, but none do except for Valeria who surprises him and makes him smile whenever they meet. I also loved how great he is with his little sister, Elaine.
What I really liked about Valeria is that she didn’t let what anyone else thought about her bring her down or change her in anyway. She stays true to herself and even finds a way to continue doing what she loves by taking over the running of Rivieran’s Royal kitchens.View Spoiler »Some of my favorite scenes are with Valeria and Ralph. For example, when she climbs a cherry tree, falls, and Ralph tries to catch her. Other scenes were when he joins her at times in the kitchens, or when he gets jealous of a visiting prince. But my favorite part of the novel is when Ralph makes a cake for Valeria! Funny and so cute. 🙂 « Hide Spoiler
This was a sweet story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.