Okay, I changed the title of my post from 'Wednesday Reviews' to 'Wednesday Reads' because let's face it, I don't really review the books, I just say, "Look what I read, it was good." So, true to form, look what I read:
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
It was good!
This book was a weird read for me because I started off reading it to my daughters (ages 7 and 10) but it was taking SO LONG. We rarely got around to it with our busy lives, so it took us like 6 months to read 85 pages. Finally the other night, I was like, BLAST IT ALL (blasted all? blast all?), I'm reading this on my own. And then I read the next 250 pages in two days. So yeah, needless to say, I'm not sure if those first 100 pages were slow or if they just felt slow. But the book was super cute. Perfect for my daughters (now I have to finish reading it to them) and the message was so good. I have the next three books in the series so I better get to work.
back of book summary: "Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isille, Corwn Princess of Kildenree, was born with her eyes closed and a word on her tongue. She spent the early years of her life listening to her aunt's stories and learning the language of the swans. Then, a colt was born with a word on his tongue--his name, Falada--and when Ani spoke it, she found the key to his language, too. But as Ani's gift grew, so did others' mistrust of it, and soon her mother felt she had no choice but to send her away to be queen of a foreign land. . . "
Next in my TBR pile: "Back When You Were Easier to Love" a book I won in Mary Campbell's contest last month. Thanks Mary!!
Sounds like a great read. Lovely cover, too.ReplyDelete
This looks so cute! I'll have to check it out. :-)ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE this series. And Shannon Hale. :)ReplyDelete
I love all of Shannon's books, but this was the first one I read. :o)ReplyDelete
i LOVE this book! goose girl was my pick for our ward's book club back in january. :) it is the best one in the series. shannon hale is a master at spinning the traditional fairy tales into novels full of new characters and dialogue.ReplyDelete
I've read them all, and Goose Girl I think was my favorite. Shannon Hale's one of my favorite fantasy authors!ReplyDelete
I love this author. So funny that you just read this. I read this one years ago and marked the rest as to read and just last night finished Enna Burning and started River Secrets. I've read many of he other books too and I am a fan. I think I will hand mine off to Ry cause I know she would love them too!ReplyDelete
Heather, you know how long it took me to figure out that comment was from you!? Yeah, a while. lol The only clue you left me was the partial name of one of your children. lol I felt like a detective. :) I love Shannon Hale too so I'm glad I finally got around to this one.ReplyDelete