Sunday, May 07, 2017

2017 book 82

Gail Carson Levine's Two Princesses of Bamarre
After that last book, I needed a bit of a palate cleanser, and this predictable but sweet YA fantasy suited perfectly. It centers on a pair of sister princesses in a kingdom plagued by dragons, gryphons, ogres--and a mysterious and deadly disease. The older sister longs to go off on adventures and to find the cure, but has promised to wait until her fearful younger sister is settled. I did like how the bones of the story revolve around the kingdom's folklore and storytelling, and the characters here are all really likable. Like I said--predictable but sweet. B+.

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