Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 28, Cheryl rated it really liked it. Oh goodness I do enjoy these books. I have to admit that they don't have a lot of staying power: I don't know for sure if I read this one before or not.
In any case, book 3 is now available to me so I'm glad to read this. I like how wholesome these are. That may sound all James Dobson or something, but no.
There's plenty of exciting adventure, plenty of libertarianism, no Christianity. But things like the servants getting at least equal billing with the royals, and the father being the one who r Oh goodness I do enjoy these books. But things like the servants getting at least equal billing with the royals, and the father being the one who raised you, never mind your genes. Also, I do like the little bits of foreign-language instruction I hope they're true!
And I love the anti-violence, anti-revenge message. It just perpetuates the problem by making us as bad as them. And we don't need any more of them, do we?
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For all those compassionate and wise and gentle attitudes, though, they still eat meat. I opine the royals, at least, should be vegetarian. And there are minor missing pieces, fallacies of logic, I must admit. However, if you can not worry about details like that, I do recommend the books. Btw, it is best to read them in order, but not necessary. And each does end satisfyingly. Mar 07, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in It's adorable and the wit is on point.
I did like the first one better, I feel like this one had a semi-big plot hole. Also, there are few things here and there which I don't like, but I feel don't take away from the story. This is a lighthearted, funny, and just plain cute book. Also, Marigold and Christian are basically goals, haha. Quote "And they live happily aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpecte 4.
Quote "And they live happily aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities ever after. View 1 comment. Mar 28, Kolleen rated it did not like it Shelves: young-adult , couldn-t-even-finish-it. Y On the back book flap of this book, it says that Ferris wasn't even planning on a sequel until the huge amounts of mail she received requesting one. View all 4 comments. Dec 10, Tamera Westhoff rated it really liked it. I wasn't expecting to like this, because I thought it would be for older kids, but it is a great book!
I'm excited to add it to my future classroom library depending on what grade I teach! I need to get the first book, because it would be nice to learn more background. But, this was okay as a stand-alone book. I love that Marigold and Chris have fights and have to figure out how to work though them. Perfect marriages are only in books, so it's nice to have a little realism thrown in with all o I wasn't expecting to like this, because I thought it would be for older kids, but it is a great book!
Perfect marriages are only in books, so it's nice to have a little realism thrown in with all of the magic! Apr 29, The Book Queen rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens. Not quite as good as the first one, but still fun. Read my review of the first book here. Feb 13, 0emmalyn rated it it was amazing. Twice Upon A Marigold was a wonderful fun filled adventure that keeps you awake and alive. It was told in the third person omniscient point of view. I am so envious of this authors talent to keep the story so entertaining and awakening.
She added thrillers and twists to this story that i wouldn't have thought of if you gave me a hundred years. The novel was set in a town called Beaurivage, it is a fictional town ruled under a monarchy. The main character Marigold is a sweet,energetic and caring queen of Zandelphia, she rules along side of King Christian whom in his early years if age lived in a crystal cave with a troll for an adopted father.
Now if none of that makes you want to jump up and go read the book for yourself then maybe this will.
When Marigold was a teenager her mother Queen olympia set her up with many suitors that were princes of other kingdoms, JUST to get rid of her! It's not that Marigold is meant or unpleasant to be around, but the current queen of Beaurivage was! But then when Marigold did find someone she wanted to be with, olympia tried to kill her on the wedding day! Now just so you know, that was NOT a book spoiler from this book, but it was from the last one. The book has plot twists and magic and mystery, it has all of the ingredients for a beautiful novel.
So, there were things that I really liked about this book, but unfortunately, one of them was not the plot. I love Jean Ferris and I love the way she writes. She has lots of little fun devices that keep you giggling the whole way, and she has a TON of great one-liners! She understands life and helps the reader to understand it better as well.
The problem is that this fun little sequel just didn't grab me. I didn't like the evil queen, didn't want her to come back, and the characters who were sup So, there were things that I really liked about this book, but unfortunately, one of them was not the plot.
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I didn't like the evil queen, didn't want her to come back, and the characters who were supposed to NOT let her take over were a bunch of pansies! So, I didn't want to read about them being so pathetic. Even still, I have to just finish with some of her great tidbits of wisdom: "Sleep is the escape hatch for overburdened minds" how true!
The important part is that we feel sorry about what we've done and make up for it. Ferris, for some great bits of wisdom! View all 3 comments. Mar 08, Rosa rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , fairy-tales , chicklit , humor , This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Okay I definitely loved this book. Olympia loses her memory and spends a year living in Granolah as Angie, a sweet loving person. She suddenly regains her memory and goes back to her kingdom to cause more trouble. As soon as she arrives she begins to cause trouble again, as if the force of her personality causes people to let her have her way.
However this time, Swithbert, Chris and Olympia decide they aren't going to take it especially since she has Swithbert, Magnus and Ed in prisoned for tre Okay I definitely loved this book. However this time, Swithbert, Chris and Olympia decide they aren't going to take it especially since she has Swithbert, Magnus and Ed in prisoned for treason, she plans on hanging them. They spearhead a revolution. Lacost, and we find out Rollo is not as horrible as he seems.
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There are lots of lessons in this book about hard work, standing up for what you believe in and that in relationships nothing is perfect, but they don't come across as being shoved down your throat. Oct 07, Karen rated it it was amazing. Another enjoyable, quick read book. The plot gives the reader a chance to think about those evil people that mess with our lives and that we have a choice to get revenge or to move ourselves above that. I loved how Jean Ferris threw in tidbits of fairy tales. Favorite quotes: "No matter how good somebody else's life looks from teh outside, you can be sure there's something about it you wouldn't want to have in your own life".
You need to try to do something about it, or you're nothing but a whiner". Jul 01, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I read this aloud to my 8-year-old daughter, so I let her rate it. And any book with a princess in it will automatically rate high with her. But this was definitely an enjoyable read, being the sequel to Once Upon a Marigold. Some new characters are added - which adds to the fun - such as Lazy Susan, half-sister to Sleeping Beauty.
Of course, the evil Olympia is back and no longer an amnesiac, and wants the throne all to herself. The story contains light-hearted humor but some good life lessons I read this aloud to my 8-year-old daughter, so I let her rate it. The story contains light-hearted humor but some good life lessons as well. Aug 21, Laramort rated it liked it Recommends it for: Young Girls. Shelves: juvenile-fiction , series. Almost painful from its cheasiness. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is the third installment upon a marigold.
Mandelbrot-Beaurivage has a new addition to the royal family.
Queen Marigold and King Christian have Princess Poppy and after the baby is abducted, hilarity ensues. Justice triumphs, Misconceptions are cleared up, Romance blossoms and it's tied up in a cheerful package. Great fun. I was a little skeptical when I read the review because I thought it would be based mostly on Christian and Marigold's daughter. However, they are still the main characters along with a few new ones. I devoured this book and hopefully there will be a fourth!
This was an amazing and appropriate book for anyone who has a heart! It will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the very last pages. Jean Ferris has written more than a dozen popular teen novels, including the first two Marigold books. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www. The kingdom's former torturer-in-chief and poisoner-in-chief have joined forces to kidnap the baby as an act of revenge for their exile! Can a ragtag parade of rescuers - including the king and queen, the evil kidnappers' mortified children, five dogs, a white elephant, and a washed-up wizard - save Princess Poppy in time?
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