Title: The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Author: Deya Muniz
Genre: Graphic Novel, LGBTQ, Romance
Publisher: Little, Brown Ink
Release Date: May 9, 2023
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.
Lady Camembert wants to live on her own and not marry a man, but when her father dies, she isn’t able to inherit by herself as a woman. To get around that rule, she disguises herself as a man named Count Camembert and moves to the capital city of the Kingdom of Fromage to get a fresh start with her inheritance. Soon after moving there, she meets Princess Brie. As Camembert and Brie spend more time together, Camembert realizes how much she likes Brie, but they can’t be together unless her secret true identity is revealed.
This graphic novel was so fun! It was filled with cheese puns, with characters named Brie, Feta, Gorgonzola, and a puppy named Gouda. The illustrations in the graphic novel were beautiful. One of my favourite parts was the mix of regency clothing and modern items. Most of the time, the characters wore clothing similar to the regency period. However, Camembert played with a Nintendo Switch, and wore t-shirts to bed. This quirky mix of clothing added to the “cheesy” atmosphere of the story.
The Princess and the Grilled Cheese is a fun new graphic novel!
Have you read The Princess and the Grilled Cheese? What did you think of it?