I've been sitting on this book for a while now, and I simply don't know what to say about this book. I liked it, really. It had all the elements that I love. A decent plot, good characters, standard fantasy setting, plenty of female characters, princesses, magic, mystery.But it just lacked...passion. It was a good book, but in the end, it was just a book. It didn't reach out and grab me, which means there's not much I can say about it, good or bad. "It failed to suck," and that's pretty much all I've got.