These days, Princesses are everywhere. Disney Princesses with phenomenal hair, over-large eyes and chart-topping singing voices.
"The Stepsister Scheme" has three Princesses in it but they're nothing like Disney Princesses. They're more like women. Talented, resourceful, dangerous women.
You know them but you don't know this side of them.
Jim Hines manages a wonderful mix of humour, tension, excitement and I-want-to-stand-up-and-applaud originality that is a joy to read.
Thank goodness for the Grimm Tales square on Halloween Bingo or I might never have found this.