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“With creativity and a sense of humor, this first novel is a delightful romp. The provision of magic makes all things possible, and the sense of place is vividly realized.” ~Booklist Review

“Entertaining wish-fulfillment fantasy.” ~Horn Book

“A fast-paced and humorous read with a dash of romance…. sure to leave readers longing for the next installment.” ~School Library Journal

“This story will easily appeal to fans of Meg Cabot’s “The Princess Dairies” as well as anyone who likes their princess stories with a bit of excitement.” ~Children’s Literature

“Desi shows that she’s a heroine with heart.” ~Publisher’s Weekly

“This is a confection with fairy dust sprinkled throughout… Laugh and enjoy the wit of the author and the delightful, well-meaning blunders of the protagonist, Desi.” ~San Jose Mercury News

“The magic works in the story and the magic works on the reader. The whole book is like eating a giant cream puff. Delicious.” ~National Book Examiner

“Leavitt keeps the story dancing along with breathless, wish-fulfillment glee. Desi’s character stands out with her unsinkable confidence.” ~Kirkus Review

“The squeaky-clean kind of book parents can feel at ease letting their girls read.” ~Deseret News

“It is a fun fantasy filled with humor, adventure, and even a little angst.” ~VOYA