Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 book 116

Elissa Sussman's Stray
A very charming story set in a repressive fairy tale world, this book manages to raise some interesting points about women's roles in society, while still being a very entertaining tale. Our protagonist is a princess, but in a world where women have very little power, when an accidental magical explosion ends up with her assigned to be a fairy godmother as punishment. There's also a whole thing with a Wicked Queen and a couple different conspiracies. I'm not sure the plot entirely works, but I was caught up in the story the whole time--Sussman has a really strong narrative voice. Really a delightful story, and I hope to see more in this series. A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in October.

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