It's Friday again so it's time for me to review an older book instead of all the new releases I keep getting to review. True, Heidi sometimes reviews older books but I want a chance to as well. :) So, today I'm going to review The Goose Girl which was originally published in 2003. I was out of high school for two years. ;)
Review: Ani is the crowned princess and is swept off to marry a prince in another kingdom. Her lady in waiting pulls a trick and switches places with Ani and Ani is forced to be a servant to the King of this new kingdom where she knows no one. Fortunately, she has a few tricks of her own. All her life she had a special gift -- the ability to speak to animals. She has to use her own skills to find a way to get back what is properly hers.
This is a retelling of a classic fairy tale and I must admit, I love fairy tales. The Grimm version of "The Goose Girl" is quite graphic. This one is a lot better. It's the first book in the Bayern series and it's the only one I've read, unfortunately. It was a tale that Hale did a great job in bringing it to life and cause me, as the reader, to continually turn the page... after page... after page. I actually took this one on vacation with me and ignored everything else just so I could read it! Loved it
Rating: **** Four Stars