the prince and the dressmaker
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
The only reasons I rated this a four and not a five was the ending. Everything wrapped up too nicely. And the romance, though barely there, kind of popped up out of nowhere. Well, not out of nowhere, but it happened really quickly; I would’ve loved if this stayed at just a friendship. I mean, I am 100% down for a sequel to, because that ending has me wanting more nights on the town with Frances and Lady Crystallia.