Someday My Prince Will Come Book Review

February 24, 2014
This is actually my first ever book review and I wasn't sure if I would ever post a book review on my blog, but I liked Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine so much that as soon as I finished reading it I knew I wanted to write about it.  I won this book in a giveaway hosted by Jacky @ Keep Calm and Blog on, so a big thank you to her for helping me discover this book, which is the story about a girl from a small town who moved to England to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a real princess.


At first glance and judging from the cover (which I always do, despite that old saying), I thought this was going to be just another predictable chick lit book.  Even though I describe myself as a girly-girl, most books that fit into the chick lit genre have never really appealed to me.  I'm talking about books like Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Devil Wears Prada, and books by Jennifer Weiner.  I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with liking these types of books, but I've read these books and know they just are not my cup of tea because I find them to be dull.  I thought that the plot of Someday My Prince Will Come was going to be set up like the books I mentioned earlier, but it wasn't!  The whole time I was reading it, I had no idea how it would end.  It was well-written, entertaining, and at times just flat out hilarious.  I hardly ever find myself laughing out loud while reading a story, but there were several times when I caught myself chuckling like when Jerramy Fine described her experiences trying to date English "gentlemen" and when she talked about her psycho roommates.  Most especially,  I loved it when she mentioned her hippie parents and their crazy antics.  When she went away to college, her mother sent her a personalized rolling tray as a gift and encouraged her to experiment with drugs and her dad became ordained as a cannabis minister!!  Can you imagine?! 

The book held my interest because I learned quite a bit about English culture.  Before this story I never knew about Savile Row, racquets, or that Princess Diana had attended a Swiss finishing school.  I was unaware of how in England, class is all about your upbringing and what kind of language you use unlike in the U.S. where class is usually determined by wealth or lack thereof.  Just learning about a common way to sign texts (which was to use the first letter of your name and put an "x" next to it) intrigued me.  I also learned about some places I would like to visit if I ever "hop across the pond," such as the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Something that stuck with me was the fact that Jerramy always followed her heart no matter how many people criticized her life choices.  Her friends and family would say things to her like how she should have England "out of her system" and that she should "stop floating around in her crazy English dreamland."  It made me reflect on my own life a bit and I realized that if I had listened to what people told me NOT to do, I would have never majored in French, I wouldn't have taught in Korea, and I wouldn't have dated my first love (or second love).  Sometimes you have to forget about everyone else and take charge of your own destiny! 

I'll close with two of my favorite quotes from the book.  The first one is on "the real world."

*"I had absolutely no intention of going there.  Not when my heart constantly told me to go some place entirely different."
* "I've learned that happily ever after is a state of mind that you have to create--every day, every moment--for yourself."    

What good books have you read lately?
10 comments on "Someday My Prince Will Come Book Review"
  1. This books look great! I love chick lits, but I think I would like a book like this, too!

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    1. I think you would really like this book because you will soon be at a crossroads in life! It also really motivated me!

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  2. Hmmm definitely have to see if this is available for my nook! I recently read The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand. I think you would LOVEEEE it! Has a lot to do with french culture, chocolate, and some spicy encounters ;) Thanks for sharing Lisa!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should!! This book made me think about my life *and* it made me smile. I can't ask for much more than that!

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  3. I love chick lits but this book sounds great like my cup of tea with the whole princess thing lol thank you for your review :)

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    1. Yeah, the princess thing adds a lot of humor to the book.

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  4. You know I love book reviews! I'll be adding this to my list to read- thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I really couldn't put it down. I hope that you like it as much as I did. :)

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  5. I NEED TO READ IT. I love Sophie Kinsella's book (I've Got Your Number , Shopaholic series) but right now , I am so into Jhon Green books.

    Noor @ Noor's Place

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