Friday, August 6, 2010

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

     The two princesses of Bamarre were very different: Meryl was brave and eager for adventure, while timid Addie shrieked at spiders and longed for things to stay the same always. She made Meryl promise to wait for her adventures and stay with her at the castle until she was married. However, she regrets this decision when Meryl comes down with the Gray Death, a fatal disease. With only weeks to live, Meryl will never get to slay dragons or rescue Bamarre from the curse of the Gray Death. It is up to fearful Princess Addie to save her sister by going on a quest to find the cure- a quest where she will have to face ogres, specters, and  dragons!
     I love fairy tales, and this original tale by Gail Carson Levine, the author of Ella Enchanted and Princess Academy, is sure to please other fairy tale and fantasy lovers.

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