I went a picked this up at the bookstore today and managed to read the whole thing on the drive home. It’s just a little kids chapter book, about 131 pages with a handful of easy activity pages in the back and a large princess twilight standee.
Summary: Newly crowned ‘Princess’ Twilight Sparkle doesn’t feel ready to be a princess yet. She isn’t quite sure how to be a leader, and doesn’t want to ask Princess Celestia for help. So instead of her mentor, she seeks the help of her pegasister-in-law
(thats the actually term they use i swear) Princess Cadence. Cadence tells her the story of how she became a princess and gives Twilight a single clue to help her along with a very special gift. So with Princess Cadence advice she goes back to her 5 best friends for help. Unfortunately, this isn’t something you can just learn in a day and Twilight gets mixed up with two unfortunate evil-doers and almost looses sight of what friendship and leadership means.
So yes, Twilight is an Alicorn Princess in the novel. You also get to learn Cadence’s backstory!
(SPOILER: She wasn’t born an alicorn). I liked learning about her roots, she’s one of my favorite characters after all!
Also you get your nice mix of pop culture refrences and learn some new pony puns and town/city names!
As for the ponies in the story you are introduced to some new ones and some favorite appear!
New crystal empire ponies
The cake family
A villainous pony in Cadence’s story
and the Great and Powerful Trixie
It’s pretty short but it’s really a nice little story. I thought it would have made a great season 4 episode too.
5/5 grade school material but still very enjoyable!!