Dash and Ella have a good relationship, and it's nice that they are portrayed as equals even though he is a prince and she is from a working class background. Dash's father, the king, is deliciously evil, even after the curse is removed, so I was glad that Dash's mother was able to escape.
This is a very dense book, and readers who want to become totally absorbed in a fantasy world will adore it. The content is solidly middle grade, while the feel is a bit more young adult, with the workers' rights issues, the romance, and a few other issues. This makes it a great choice for avid tween readers who have devoured Giwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm, Buckley's Fairy Tale Detectives, and Baker's The Wide Awake Princess. Disenchanted is fairy tale elements with a side of snark that is perfect for older readers who feel compelled to wear Frozen sweatshirts ironically.