by Patricia C. Wrede
It isn't much fun being a princess for intelligent, practical Cimorene who finds all the fun things like learning fencing, Latin and magic are just not done by princesses. Neither is it done to voluntarily become a dragons princess, but Cimerene is tired of being told what not to do and she would rather keep house for a dragon than stay in her parent’s castle waiting to be married off.
This quirky and comical story of a princess who would rather rescue herself is wonderfully read by a full cast. Follow Cimerene as she fends off her would be rescuers, fights to outwit dastardly wizards, deals with stuck up princesses and shows the dragons what she is made of. A wonderful mix of adventure, danger and fun with a few fairy tale elements thrown in for good measure.
Part of my 100+ reading challenge