Title: Princess Princess Ever After
Author: Kay O’Neill
When princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted Sadie from her prison tower, she finds a beautiful friend and partner. They have to work together to stop a rampaging troll, bring down a jealous sorceress, and save a kingdom.
This was an adorable story. Kay O’Neill really writes beautiful graphic novels. Sadie and Amira’s adventures were filled with friendship, acceptance, and a cute dragon. I really enjoyed their journey, especially since this book was only 58 pages. Sadie’s imprisonment was a surprise and I was glad to see her reunited with her kingdom.
My favorite thing about this graphic novel was the reversal of gender roles, especially during this time. Princess Amira is a heroic adventurer who runs away to be herself. Prince Vladric doesn’t want to be a hero so he instead helps Sadie run her kingdom. It was just a wonderful twist on these gender roles. Also, I absolutely loved that epilogue.
Overall, this was a super cute Sapphic Rapunzel retelling. I highly recommend this book, or any of Kay O’Neill’s books.