If You Like Princesses Who Can Punch, Then Read…

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If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Princess Marigold’s kingdom contains an entrance to Monster Land, but that’s nothing she can’t handle as the secret superhero the Princess in Black.  When Duchess Wigtower comes to call and the monster alarm goes off, however, Marigold has a dilemma.  Can she transform into the Princess in Black, defeat the monster, and return for the last of the scones all before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?

RAPUnzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, Ill. by Nathan Hale

Shannon and Dean Hale set their retelling of Rapunzcel in an Old West-like territory, which Rapunzel crosses while battling outlaws with her braids.

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

When a dragon burns Princess Elizabeth’s castle to the ground and kidnaps her betrothed, she has nothing left but a paper bag to wear to rescue her prince.  But that’s nothing a princess with wits and bravery can’t handle.


When Princess Iardith is kidnapped, Princess Rhis and her friends must band together to prevent the outbreak of war.

the Princeless series by Jeremy Whitley

Tired of waiting in a tower for some prince to rescue her, Princess Adrienne escapes with the aid of her guard dragon Sparky and sets off to rescue her sisters from their various prisons.

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion tells the stories of numerous powerful women, but perhaps one of the most striking is the tale of Beren and Luthien.  Luthien alone has the power to face the Dark Lord Morgoth and save her lover’s life.

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