Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl By: Shannon Hale

This is a book that was suggested to me by a few people. I felt like I have been reading a lot of books with heavy topics lately and wanted something a little lighter. Something where I could just get sucked into the story and not have to think to much, just enjoy. This book definitely delivered! 
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree was born with her eyes closed. It was 3 days before she opened them with the help of her Aunt. She spent most of her childhood with her aunt learning about and ancient language that most people didn't believe in. People Speech, Animal Speech and the very VERY rare Nature Speech.
Ani's juvenile years were spent learning how to become the queen of Kildenree until the sudden unexpected death of her father the king. The queen (Ani's mother) then announced to the kingdom that her brother would be taking the crown instead of her, she was to be married to the prince of their neighboring kingdom to secure peace between the two kingdoms. Crushed Ani packed her things to make the 4 month journey to her new home, but on the way was betrayed and left to fend for herself in a foreign land.

There is so much more I want to say about this book. Shannon Hale does a fantastic job taking the old Grimm brothers fairy-tale and breathing new life and detail into it. Giving the characters a deeper personality base and helping her reader to relate and connect with the characters on a more personal level. I am so happy that I read this book. I really enjoyed it and could see myself coming back to this story and group of characters.

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