I finished it last night. Thank goodness for three-hour naps so I can read and not feel guilty for neglecting my children! As I stated before, I had my reservations about this book part way through, even going so far as to say I’d rather write the ending as it wasn’t going the way I hoped. Silly and presumptuous me! It ended better than I could have done myself in a million years!
I should have read this with a group available to discuss, because I want to discuss! Has anyone read it? Willing to share thoughts? Raynie?? This book had great girl power, the good kind. I love the good kind. It had royalty and mystery. Bad guys and good guys. Adventure and excitement and romance. Oh, the romance factor got me! Although so did the Bach last night, so maybe I’m just a little sappy right now! No, it really was good romance.
The author, Shannon Hale, is from Utah. LDS, perhaps? Anyway, she has a few more books in this genre, I believe following the same characters and I am excited to read them. I’m bummed that this book is over, but I’ve got a stack on my dresser to get to, so… moving on. If you’ve read this one, let me know, I have thoughts! If not, well, for heaven’s sake, swing by your library today and get it!