One of the other parents in my circle highly recommended this series for my very girly but karate loving daughter. It's a HUGE hit with her! She absolutely loves the Princess In Black books and comments really often how great she thinks it is that there's a super hero series about girls like her (ultra feminine, ultra tough)! The characters and and the situational humor are really a win for her! After buying the first book, we went ahead and purchased the rest of the series. We highly recommend that you do the same for the princesses (or princes) in your life!