A fairy tale romance with a plus sized heroine and plenty of dessert.
Princess Valeria of Amaranta is fat, but she doesn’t care. All she wants is to eat a lot and lead an idle life. When it is apparent that she cannot get a husband, her mother decides to send her to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts. For a chubby princess who has never picked up a sword, life at the Academy is akin to torture. Worst of all, the food is terrible.
When Valeria decides to improve Riviera cuisine by sneaking into the palace kitchens and giving orders, little does she know that the crown prince would take interest in her kitchen excursions. As they spend more time together, Valeria must decide whether she should become thin and attractive, or stay in the kitchens and remain fat.
Princess Valeria of Amaranta loves to eat. Because of her size, the Queen of Amaranta is afraid that no prince would want to marry her. Hoping to help her daughter lose some weight, the Queen sends Valeria to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts, a school where princesses learn how to fight and become warriors. Can Valeria endure the harsh training at Riviera?
I love this story! It’s a book that makes me feel happy. I like that Valeria follows her heart and does what she loves instead of conforming to the expectation of her mother. It’s fun to see her doing her morning training but nothing beats the image of Valeria bossing around in the gigantic palace kitchen! You’d have to read the story to find out how she manages to obtain consent from the head cook to visit the kitchen on a regular basis but watching her sampling one delectable dessert after another? Yum!!! My mouth waters as I read the story and I can almost smell the cinnamon and nutmeg from the apple pie that Valeria samples – oh gosh, my stomach is growling! 😛
Pleasantly delightful, Princesses Don’t Get Fat is an enjoyable read that brings a big smile to my face. This is the first book that I read by Aya Ling and it definitely won’t be my last. I’ll be eagerly anticipating the upcoming release of Princesses Don’t Fight in Skirts.