Thursday, July 30, 2009

Goose Girl

She can whisper to horses and communicate with birds, but the crown princess Ani has a difficult time finding her place in the royal family and measuring up to her imperial mother. When she is shipped off to a neighboring kingdom as a bride, her scheming entourage mounts a bloody mutiny to replace her with a jealous lady-in-waiting, Selia, and to allow an inner circle of guards more power in the new land. Barely escaping with her life, Ani disguises herself as a goose girl and wanders on the royal estate. Does she have the pluck to reclaim her rightful place? Get ready for a fine adventure tale full of danger, suspense, surprising twists, and a satisfying conclusion.
Beth says 5 stars...
I love fairy tales. I've loved princesses since I was a young girl watching Disney movies. However, the princesses that I like now are a bit different. They're strong, independent, and don't let their heritage define them. This book was about one of those princesses. I though Ani was fantastic. She was very easy to connect with and brought the story to life. I also loved all of the other characters. Enna was so amazing and the geese made we smile. What I really felt made the books so great was the writing. Every word jumped off of the page and wrapped me in a new world. The plot was original with many unexpected twists and turns. Fortunately, these didn't take anything away from the flow and beauty of the story. Everything just made this book better; nothing was out of place. I can't wait to read the rest of this series! This is a book that everyone should read.


Wendy said...

Goose Girl sounds really good! Great review. :)

celi.a said...

This book is A-mazing. Plus 10 points for featuring it!

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