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Reviewed by Kelly Santana for Readers' Favorite
The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, by P. J. LaRue, is a tale of four princesses, gifted with elemental powers (air, water, earth and fire). They have the task of protecting the Princess of Peace (Princess Harmonie). In this adventure, the God of War, Ares, sends his five children to capture Princess Harmonie. In an attempt to protect his sister, Eros sends Princess Harmonie to a kingdom in the island of Hawaii where the Mystic Princesses are located. Each one of the Mystic Princesses gets permission from King Neptune and Queen Pearl to develop their skills. Princess Coral, a merson, is the water element; Princess Janna is the earth element; Princess Catie is the air element; and Princess Breanna is the fire element. Now, with a big responsibility ahead of them, they get together to work on their skills and learn important life lessons.
The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool has a delightful plot. P. J. LaRue uses mythological characters to tell a lively story of bravery and friendship. The story of princesses with special powers, who work on their skills and learn the ropes to protect a friend and bring peace to the world, is appealing. The book teaches important lessons on strengths and weaknesses, conservation and safety. The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool has colorful illustrations and the characters are captivating. I liked that Ms LaRue used her travelling experiences to develop the story in different places. This is the first book in the Mystic Princesses series, and I cannot wait for the next princesses’ adventure to come. Young girls will love The Mystic Princesses adventure on their bedside table.