Today I am bringing you a review of Deya Muniz’s new graphic novel The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This review is brought to you in conjunction with TBR & Beyond Tours. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this tour.
I received this book for free from Little Brown Ink to facilitate my review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Little Brown Ink on 05/09/2023
Genres: Young Adult / Graphic Novel
Source: Little Brown Ink
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A funny, heartfelt YA romance about finding love—and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches—in the place you least expect it, from rising talent Deya Muniz.
Lady Camembert wants to live life on her own terms, without marriage. Well, without marrying a man, that is. But the law of the land is that women cannot inherit. So when her father passes away, she does the only thing she can: She disguises herself as a man and moves to the capital city of the Kingdom of Fromage to start over as Count Camembert.
But it’s hard to keep a low profile when the beautiful Princess Brie, with her fierce activism and great sense of fashion, catches her attention. Camembert can’t resist getting to know the princess, but as the two grow closer, will she able to keep her secret?
A romantic comedy about mistaken identity, true love, and lots of grilled cheese.
Content Warning: misogyny
The first thing you need to know about The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich? That it’s absolutely adorable. Well, the story is. The artwork is beautiful, but the story is just adorable.
I love Cam – she’s strong, independent, but is also lonely and bored due to the lifestyle she’s forced to lead. So when opportunity presents itself, she does what she can to make her life less miserable and falls in love in the process.
I’m also quite partial to Brie… she’s sweet, kind, loving, and funny. I love that she’s an activist because she hates injustice…
And might I say, I’m overly amused at Lady Ricotta and her inability to mind her own business.
The setting is awesome – lots of references to cheese, some of which are super amusing but I’ll let you read it yourself to see what I’m talking about. The hints of misogyny are there and they will annoy you, and probably make you wonder why they even exist, but it’s a good part of the plot and you’ll understand later in the story why they figure so much into the story.
The ending is wonderful and I think you’ll find it as adorable as I did. I gave this book four stars because it’s just a really fun, fast-paced, adorable romance in graphic novel form.