Adela is not your average princess. She much prefers dirty hands to sparkly crowns, for one thing. For another, she has zero interest in finding a suitor. She is much more interested in gardening and botany and would love to see the world and collect new plants. When the gardener’s son, Garth, gets an invitation to a fancy garden party, he is nervous and asks his best friend – the princess – to come with him. Normally a fancy party would bore Adela, but this garden is rumored to be spectacular and have plants that bloom year round. When they arrive at the party, Adela quickly learns that things are not as they seem. ALL the flowers are indeed in bloom – even though it’s October. But never mind that, people seem to be disappearing, and there is a talking magpie stealing jewels! Just what is going on in this garden? Can Adela save herself and the others or will this be her last garden party?
reviewed by Jessica